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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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Non-Smoking Rooms
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R49 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2865 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport25 mi
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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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Wonderful and peaceful place with excellent service, outstanding food and hospitality. Safaris with Stuart were amazing. Madikwe is a very exclusive private reserve, no day tourists, you only meet a few jeeps of other lodges. Memories and pictures that will last a lifetime.
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Amazing place.Once in a lifetime experience.The location was amazing and the accommodation superbWe had an amazing time on the safaris.The food was good but maybe could have been a bit more choice offered.
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Lovely calm enjoyable experience. Our ranger Vish’s was fantastic - everything we hoped for we saw a great range of animals in their natural environment. The whole ambiance was very chilled and the staff couldn’t have done more
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We had one of the best 5 days of our lives. As a family of 4 (2 daughters of 12 & 14) we spent excellent time in Motswiri Lodge.. Small lodge of only 6 rooms but very welcoming and friendly staff. Food was delicious and they were more than happy for out of menu requests like
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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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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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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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"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."
"Rm 1&2 overlook the water hole. Rm 6 is the only one with separate bedrooms for teenage kids and also has its own pool and fire area."
US$657 - US$927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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