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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Timbavati Nature ReserveKruger National ParkMpumalanga1380South Africa

4-star guesthouse in Kruger National Park with safari, outdoor pool
  • Free Internet and free parking
  • This is the most incredible holiday experience. The accommodation is excellent, the food…Feb 11, 2018
  • Staff was super friendly and food was good, it was simple and well executed. We thought…Sep 1, 2017
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Motswari Private Game Reserve

from €324
  • Standard Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests arriving after set lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner times may possibly not be accommodated for these activities/meals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Heritage, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Motswari Private Game Reserve’s small print

Also known as

  • Motswari
  • Motswari Game
  • Motswari Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 328.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Motswari Private Game Reserve


  • In a national park
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Orpen Gate - 27.7 mi / 44.6 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 27.8 mi / 44.7 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 86 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 49 reviews

Motswari Private Game Reserve
Very Good8.0
Great safari and guide - limited mod cons
Good stay but the wifi was pretty much no existent and no TV - in fairness not the reason you go on safari but still disappointing.
Ben, us3 night romance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Very Good8.0
Great wildlife interaction
In general it was a great experience, but there were some minor points of frustration. We drove from Pretoria and had a difficult time finding directions. The resort did not respond to emails and Google ZA directions ended in a local town. Also, wireless was not available at the resort which would be fine if it was not advertised as being available. Other than those minor inconveniences, I would recommend this resort and hope to return some day.
Mark, us2 night family trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve
A must stay luxury lodge in the wild
Absolutely amazing place. We stayed for 2 nights, we booked one but loved it so much we extended our stay. Everything about Matswori is amazing. The people are phenomenal and incredibly helpful, you can tell everyone loves being there. The guides are so knowledgeable about the game, and go out of there way to make sure your game drive is the best. The food is delicious, we've never eaten so much good food. And the hotel itself is adorable. Animals wander right into the camp, so you can watch elephants from your porch, kudu at breakfast and warthogs by the pool.
Lillian, us1 night romance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve
We visited Motswari Geiger's Camp for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time! We stayed for three nights and were looked after exceptionally well by all the camp staff. The chef, Grace, was lovely and the food during our stay was delicious- some of the best meals we have ever had. Perfect fillet steak and delicious desserts! The camp staff looked after our every need- Octavia and Ronnie made us most welcome. Octavia organised a lovely dinner for us on our last night on our terrace and had the room decorated beautifully. The room was always spotless for us returning from our drive. In one word the camp was luxury! Now the safari- we had a fantastic time with our guide Angie and tracker Tiani and managed to see so much more than we expected. Mating rhino, wild dog undertaking a kill, a lion digging out its prey and leopard on two occasions. Angie was great company and joined us for dinner at the camp which was lovely. We were lucky to get on really well with another couple on our game drives which made our experience even better. Overall this was fantastic, we could not have asked for more! The staff are amazing and we hope to return in the future!
Natalie, gbRomance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Amazing lodge
All staff remembered and used our names always. The excellent guide Richard and tracker Jackie made our trip better than we thought possible. Their obvious knowledge and care for the animals was appreciated even if it meant not seeing an animal, not chasing it and causing it stress (as I experienced at another lodge). They always took the time to explain about the animals, going slow and stopping even for the little ones & birds (not expecting that eveyone just wanted to see the "Big 5"). I loved the option of eating the evening meal with your group and guide, a good chance to get to know each other and discuss the day. Meal choices and room were excellent. Only problem I had was that my stay at Motswari was too short!!
KERRYN ELIZABETH, au2 night romance trip

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