Motswari(meaning "to conserve and protect") prides itself on offering guests a unique and genuine bush experience. We believe that the bush is a humble place where one should have a chance to unwind from modern stresses and rejuvenate the soul.
As such, an informal atmosphere prevails where news headlines are replaced by sighting comparisons and rush hour by miles of open veld.
Motswari Game Reserve, situated in the Timbavati Private game Reserve, shares an open 20-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. There is a constant flow of game through the reserve ensuring plenty of excitement during the game-viewing activities.
The Timbavati is renowned for its predator populations, supporting one of the highest densities of lion in Africa. Painted Wolves and Cheetah are also often seen in the area.
Elephant and Cape Buffalo are common in the area, frequently occurring in large breeding herds several hundred strong. There are also healthy populations of all the antelope species of the region.
For the bird-watcher, Motswari is a delight, particularly from September through to May when numerous migratory species arrive for breeding or to escape the harsh northern winter.
Lodge facilities include a traditional, open-air boma; a spacious lounge and bar over-looking a beautiful dam; an art gallery exhibiting original wildlife art, a fully-equipped conference room and a refreshing swimming pool.
The key attraction at Motswari is its` wildlife. Our qualified rangers accompanied by skilled Shangaan trackers will do their utmost to ensure that you get the best possible sighting.
The area is renowned for its frequent sightings of the famed Big Five and has healthy populations of all other species found in the region.
The Lodge accommodates 30 guests in 15 luxury en suite bungalows.
All bedrooms have air-conditioning and overhead fans.
Magnificent bush and river views from the bedrooms.
Motswari Game Reserve Activities:
Our rangers and trackers are all passionate wildlife enthusiasts, who thrive on bringing the bush to life for their guests.
Be it from the comfort of our open, 4x4 vehicles or, for the more adventurous, on foot the wildlife experience at Motswari is second to none. Strict game-drive policies are adhered to ensuring both the wildlife and guests feel relaxed.
All game-drives are in radio contact with one another ensuring optimal chances of those special sightings.
Our guides are also keen wildlife photographers and will ensure that you get the best photographic opportunities.
Game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, when the animals are most active and the scenery at its most spectacular.
Game drives are between 3 – 4 hours in duration during which your ranger will unveil natures' secrets for you. You will also bear witness to the ancient & patient art of tracking big game and perhaps even get to sample some local bush delicacies.
A rest stop is taken during the drive during which hot beverages, fruit juice, fresh muffins and fruit are served.
Motswari Game Reserve Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Guests fit in better with khaki clothing. Camera, binoculars, sunscreen and hat are recommended. Warm jacket and scarf receommended for SA winter months.
Health & Climate:
Motswari is in a malaria area. The camp is sprayed regularly to reduce the presence of mosquitos