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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

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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.
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Free Internet
Free parking
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 2865 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport25 mi
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This Lodge was unbelievable! Great rooms with big verandas, so quiet and because of the small amount of rooms veery private which makes it even more extraordinary. Lunch and dinner were delicious, staff very friendly and helpful. Nice surprises for honeymoon - thank you. Game
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- Very nice Safari Lodge with a good value for money - very nice and interessting gamedrives with Stuard - the best: they can drive everywhere they like, to follow an animal, they can go off-road - the service was excellent - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner very delicious - very
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I can only echo all of the rave reviews previously posted. We had an experience that we will never forget. IMO, don't look further than Motswiri for your Madikwe safari. Being a small lodge, the place is magical
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Had an incredible experience- staff was friendly. Room was clean and luxurious and food was excellent. Saw the big 5 and more. Highly recommended this lodge as it’s small and intimate. Beautiful surroundings and excellent service.
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Even the highest hopes and expectations were exceeded at the Motswiri Private Safari Lodge. Slightly troublesome to book and make safe arrangements for the payment - but worth every minute. By a long stretch. The friendly staff, fine facilities, excellent food and quiet
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Elephant at watering hole seen from rooms/lodge
View of the waterhole from our villa
Pretty warm! The lodge would be able to guide you better. Day time temps would be well into the 30s.
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Hi...does this lodge have wifi in the rooms or in the lodge or both? Thanks!
Only in the lodge
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I have not seen such kind of platforms, to be sure you need to ask Park Rangers
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Hi, Do you know of other similar self catering lodges in Madikwe or Sabi or Timbavati etc
Hello Jeff Thank you for your query. In Madikwe, there are a self catering lodge called Madikwe Mooifontein. Kind regards Motswiri
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There is a fully equipped kitchen with full sized fridge . There is a large dining area and a place to BBQ outside . Should you wish to buy groceries Rustenburg is the closest big town . There are other towns closer to lodge but the selection will not be the same .The family unit is the furthest from the lodge and has its own parking bays away from everyone else's . Although we stayed in family unit we still ate at the main lodge every meal . Food was good !! You will still get a ranger to drive you around as you may not drive around the Reserve in your own car .
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"Worth getting the room facing the waterhole "
"Just get there; all rooms are exquisite!"
"All rooms are great"
"We were in Room 2 - quiet (away from the croaking of the night time frogs) and secluded but away from the watering hole."
"3 & 4 overlook the waterhole."
US$582 - US$854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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