Motswari Private Game Lodge Accommodation in Timbavati, Limpopo

Motswari Private Game Lodge

Game Lodge at Motswari Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Motswari Private Game Lodge

Deep within the Timbavati Game Reserve lies Motswari Private Game Reserve. As part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy and traversing close on 200km˛ of pristine habitat, Motswari offers visitors the best of Africa; wide horizons, untamed wilderness and game in its' natural habitat. Motswari (meaning "To conserve and protect") prides itself on offering guests a unique and genuine bush experience.


The 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 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. The bungalows also offer a mini-bar and outdoor showers where guests can get that much closer to nature.


Motswari is well equipped to cater for conference and incentive groups. Our fully equipped, air-conditioned conference room comfortably accommodates up to 30 delegates. We will gladly design itineraries for groups, ensuring optimum productivity in a relaxed & peaceful setting. Equipment available for conferencing includes TV & VCR, Slide & Overhead Projectors, Flip Charts, Panaboard and White Boards.


Of course, 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. Game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, when the animals are most active and the scenery at its most spectacular. Optional excursions such as guided bush walks, visits to bird-hides and bush banqueting are also available.


Motswari Game Reserve shares an open 20-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. As such there is a constant flow of game through the reserve ensuring plenty of excitement during the game-viewing 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.


Motswari Private Game Reserve is located in a game-rich area comprising four major habitat types. It supports a diverse range of species, each fulfilling a particular niche for their survival. 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. Some 400 of southern Africa's 900 bird species occur in the area.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Roof deck
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Accreditations (as claimed by Motswari Private Game Lodge)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorHand Picked by SA-Venues.comRecommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.260887
Longitude: 31.345200833

Closest airport(s)
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 240km
Phalaborwa Airport - 140km

Children policy
Children over the age of 6 are welcome. Younger children may be accepted by prior arrangement but will not be allowed on game drives.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
October 2002 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We stayed at Motswari for 3 days with our 13 yo daughter. The accommodation was very good and the food, service and general attitude of the managers and...

Peter & Lou RICHIE, WINCHESTER, ENGLAND Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express

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