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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, 1380, South Africa

4-star guesthouse in Kruger National Park with safari and outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast, free Internet, and free parking
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Amazing, Incredible & Inspiring. We spent 3 nights in Motswari (MW). If you are deciding…Aug. 18, 2019
  • Great stay with wonderful staff. The room we had (Buffalo) was large and plenty of space…Mar. 12, 2019

Motswari Private Game Reserve

from A$562
  • Standard Room

What’s around Motswari Private Game Reserve


  • In a national park
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 2 mi / 3.2 km
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 9.9 mi / 16 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 18 mi / 29 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 26.1 mi / 41.9 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 27.6 mi / 44.3 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 82 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 140 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after set lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner times may possibly not be accommodated for these activities/meals.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Heritage, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Motswari Private Game Reserve’s small print

Also known as

  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Guesthouse Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Guesthouse
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Guesthouse Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Guesthouse Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 400 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1550 per person (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Motswari Private Game Reserve

  • Does Motswari Private Game Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Motswari Private Game Reserve does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    You can check in from noon to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Motswari Private Game Reserve?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1550 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 51 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The best safari experience ever!
Amazing, all around! Service was impeccable and staff was so friendly and went above and beyond. Facilities and chalets were beautiful, so clean and spacious. Food was gourmet, so many options and beautiful display. Game drives were amazing. The best safari experience we could have asked for! Thank you Motswari.
Molly, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great property and safari
The stay was absolutely amazing, primarily because of the staff who made the extra effort to make our stay special. The lodge itself is beautiful and has enough game around to keep safaris interesting. Our ranger, Weinand was especially dedicated and relentlessly pursued tracks to spot animals. Simply because of his patience, we were able to spot rhinos, lions etc. in the thick bushes simply by tracking footprints. I have been on 5-6 different safaris and Weinand is easily the most dedicated ranger I have been with. Food was incredible, with enough variety and a good view from the Veranda. Will happily come back again for a longer stay and request for Weinand as the ranger.
sg2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
True safari experience!
An amazing overall experience where you get to experience a real safari. Friendly guides/trackers and amazing food for being so far from the city. Cozy lodges that are all themed by animal names.
Daisy, us2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Overpriced for what it is
Average. Overpriced for what it is. They messed up our transportation pick-up and left us waiting for hours at the airport.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It’s a lovely stay. Room was clean and comfy. Food really much better than I expected. Our guide was Danell and tracker was Lot. They are so professional and took really good care of us. Thank you for everything. Definitely will go back again.
hk2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
African game park satisfied customers
The staff and tours provided could not have been any better. We were totally satisfied with this property and the people who looked after us. We will return.
Gregory, ie3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing safari, great food and friendly staff
This was our first safari, so we have nothing to compare it to... but we can't imagine being more satisfied elsewhere! We stayed 3 nights and did 6 game drives and one bush walk. Our guide, Wienand, and our tracker, Pedros, were both great! Wienand was very knowledgeable and full of fun facts and good stories. We saw the big five and plenty of other interesting wildlife. Parking the vehicle within 3 meters from a pack of lions was definitely one of the highlights! The lodge was overall very nice, although some spots would probably need to be up for refurbishment within the next couple of years in order to not look too worn down. You are not allowed to walk outside in the dark and there is no WiFi in the rooms, so make sure you get your internet fix during the day. All the food provided was fantastic – no risk of ever being hungry for more than a heartbeat!
Stefan, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful way to explore Kruger
Amazing and luxurious lodge in the heart of Kruger National Park. Stayed for three action packed days in a private and breathe taking villa. Comfortable bed with with AC and a moxie net. Food was nice and we really enjoyed the open truck safaris. The highlight is the staff. Anything we needed, they made sure we had it. Everything was taylored specifically to us. Can’t wait to go back.
chad, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Incrível experiência
Incrível. Não tem outra palavra para descrever. Games ótimos , todas as refeições excelentes e o conforto do quarto é ótimo.
Marcos, br5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wer ein Buschfeeling mit Komfort dem absoluten Luxus vorzieht ist hier richtig. Die Anlage ist nicht eingezäunt und daher darf man Nachts nicht alleine umhergehen. Man wird zum Abendessen abgeholt beim Bungalow. Daher auch die Anreise gut planen. Die Rezeption ist bis 16.00 Uhr geöffnet. Wir sind später eingetroffen und die beiden anwesenden Herren waren etwas erschrocken, als wir plötzlich vor ihnen standen. Haben uns dann aber sehr nett empfangen und zur Unterkunft gebracht. Die Gamedrives morgens und abends sind toll. Abends startet dieser um 15.30 und wenn man den nicht verpassen will, muss man dann dort sein. Das Preis/Leistungsverhältnis ist sehr sehr gut. Alles - ausser Spirituosen - inbegriffen und das Essen ist sehr gut. Alles super!
Karin, ch3 night trip with friends

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