Stunning, magnificent, wonderful, am running out of descriptions.....
Just back from 3 nights at Motswiri. The camp setting is lovely with a waterhole that was straight in front of our chalet. There are only 5 rooms, so its small and quiet and very personal. The rooms are lovely, big beds, plenty space, a wonderful outdoor shower in the bathroom, and your own private deck for game viewing. The staff are great, and our ranger was excellent - very knowledgeable. It was my birthday the day after we left, and they had kindly put a small bottle of champagne and glasses on the breakfast table to celebrate with before we left.
Madikwe is a great reserve, we saw all of the big 5 (including 4 within a 30 minute period one afternoon). Now that they have cut down on the number of vehicles allowed by each lodge, it is so much better and less like piccadilly circus in the rush hour. Its malaria free, and less than an hour from Gaborone, or 4 hours from Jhb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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