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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Francois P
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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... More 

3 Thank Mark G
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

I know it is going to sound like i was paid by the lodge owner to say all of this but i can assure you guys that is not the case.First of all :from the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty,the whole staff was at the entrance to welcome us.refreshments were ready upon arrival at the lodge.of course... More 

Thank mademe59
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a luxurious and relaxing place whilst enjoying safari, this is the place to go. Waterhole is literally a few metres away from the main lodge and 3 villas have direct views of it too, we saw a huge family of elephants who are regularly visiting at the mo, also buffalo, warthog, zebra... Without stepping out of the... More 

Thank FiBBath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a lovely room with a fireplace, outdoor shower, and large soaking tub- all overlooking the watering hole. Several animals came to visit while we were there. Saw 4 of the big five plus a pair of cheetah hunt and kill. The guides were knowledgeable and did an excellent job. The staff went out of their way to make... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There would be so much to say about it. Simply the best hotel experience in my life. The Madikwe reserve is exceptional, the premises are wonderful and the staff is extraordinary. We really felt special during our stay at Motswiri. Thanks to all the staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the second time to the Madikwe Game Reserve but the first time in the Motswiri lodge. What a great place. The style is thatched roof bungalows which are really nice and the staff were amazing. We were lucky to be the only ones there for the few days we were there which made the trip all the more... More 

1 Thank Phil K
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a great stay here. All the staff were great - our game ranger was able to track animals effectively and all staff were exceptionally friendly. During the course of 3 days we saw elephants, lions, rhinos, cheetahs and a leopard (among other animals). The quality of food prepared by the chef, Frans, was exceptional.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Awesome stay at Motswiri. For a family with children, self-catering often feels better (as you don't have to spend your time trying to minimize the kids' disturbance of other guests). Yet, self-catering rarely comes with five-star treatment which is a pity. Well, at Motswiri it does. From arrival to departure. Nice, professional. The self-catering chalet could use a bit of... More 

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 1560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: £407 - £587 (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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“Any room is good with a fantastic view”
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