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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an absolutely magical experience!! The lodge had a great atmosphere, beautifully styled and furnished. Created an intimate space for guests to socialise, yet the rooms were totally private and secluded. The staff were very professional, super friendly and accommodating. Our Ranger, Koenie, was fantastic! Will definitely be visiting again (probably many times)!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay in motswiri private lodge for a few days. It's a wonderful place to be! Nice location and quiet. Game drives are very interesting and we have seen a lot of animals. Great! The rooms are very nice also. We come back...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three days at the lodge and had some good room was great ....plenty of space, good facilities, great food...plenty of it! Staff were friendly, attentive and eager to please. We had some great storms during our visit..a bonus I guess!

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Mt. Pleasant, SC USA
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Have visited numerous times and it is always wonderful. Ranger and food excellent. Have 3 suggestions based upon a stay in a nearby lodge: enlarge watering hole to attract more animals, wifi and mini-fridge in each cabin. Hope to return soon.

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Thank Susan B
New York, NY
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had an amazing 2 day safari trip. Great accommodation and service. Excellent guide on the game rides. Really enjoyed the rooms and especially the outdoor showers. There were very exclusive that gave a unique feeling to it in terms of privacy as well as connection to the nature.

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed two days at this lodge which was very pleasant and good stay. Staff is very friendly and they do their utmost to make you feel at home. Food was delicious and there was even taken notice of my allergy. We had a very nice and relaxing stay at this lodge. Thanks to everyone. The game drives were perfect.

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Thank 53ingrid
Germany
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Friendy staff, very good guide by the gamedrives, we have seen a lot of animals like lions, wilddogs, hyaena, elefants, buffalo, warthogs beautiful landscape, food and wine were fantastic, we would come back

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend stay at Motswiri. From the time we arrived at reception we were welcomed by smiling friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble for the lodge staff. The food choices as well as the dishes served were great. Even though the lodge was full it is small enough that it still feels relaxed and exclusive. The...

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Thank Alan M
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and our 2 children spent amazing 4 days in Motswiri after 1 day in an other good lodge of Madikwe. We have really enjoyed our time there : staff is very attentionate, food is very good, game drives are very high level. We have seen in 4 days all possible animals thanks to our ranger Kuni. We highly...

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Thank Francois P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It all starts from the Game reserve gate. You get to drive to your lodge through the reserve, we saw loads on the way to the lodge. Arriving at the lodge nestled on the side of a hill, the staff are awaiting your arrival with refreshing cool drinks and towels. The lodge only houses 5 chalets each with a view...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, forms an integral part of The Madikwe Collection's exclusive portfolio of lodges. As its name suggests, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering guests a personal bush experience, which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge offer some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the tranquil feel given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwoods) under which the lodge's main building and five luxury bush villas nestle. Motswiri has luxurious accommodation, with each bush villa offering stunning views from private decks and multiple-slider bedrooms and bathrooms. Add double-sided fire places, air-conditioning/ ceiling fans, stunning bathrooms and an outdoor shower and you have a bush experience second to none. Then our Family Villa offer three rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Family villa boasts a private lounge area leading out onto a private deck and pool. At the main area of the lodge enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the waterhole, have a cocktail under the shade of the Motswiri trees (Leadwood in Tswana) on the main deck or just while away the day in the outside lounge and bar area. Fine cuisine is served in the dining room, under the Leadwood or around a roaring fire in the boma. Staff offer personal service in a relaxed but professional manner and the twice daily game drives are conducted by our rangers whose superb bush knowledge is imparted in the manner best suited to the bush knowledge of the guests on the specially designed landcruiser game viewing vehicle. Motswiri offers the option of individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge for groups. The lodge is ideal for corporate, family / friend groups of up to ten people who do not wish to share the facilities with other guests. Motswiri is a mere 3- 1/2 hours drive from Johannesburg or for utter indulgence, guests can opt for a fly-in safari to the reserves all weather airstrip. Scheduled daily charters are available via the Federal Air Madikwe Charter Joint Venture Partnership. Lodge tariffs include luxury accommodation, two fabulous game drives per day and all meals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 1560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $763 - $1,099 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Motswiri Private Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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