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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

The lodge, hidden in the bush is an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 10 guests an ultimate bush experience.
The lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquility given by the mature trees (mostly leadwoods) under which the main building and 5 luxury bush villas nestle. Motswiri offers an intimate homely setting offering complete privacy.

Total number of rooms: 6
Type of accommodation: Individual bush villas
Child Policy: Child friendly
Prices from: R 4 250.00 per person sharing
Main features: 'big 5'
  Wine cellar
  Veiws of the waterhole

  • Description
  • Rates and offers
  • Facilities
  • Getting there
  • Enquiry Form

About the Lodge

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Madikwe Game Reserve.  This 75 000 ha reserve bordering Botswana is malaria-free and is home to the Top Ten major mammals, including the Big 5, over 400 species of birds and extensive plains game. 

The lodge, hidden in the bush is an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 12 guests an ultimate bush experience.

The lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquility given by the mature trees (mostly leadwoods) under which the main building and 5 luxury bush villas nestle. Motswiri offers an intimate homely setting offering complete privacy.

The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole which is frequently visited by elephant families and other big game.
Enjoy this scenery from the bar or the rim flow pool on the wrap around viewing deck, have a cocktail under the shade of the Leadwood trees on the main deck or just while away the day in the outside lounge and bar area occasionally mustering up the energy to view the game at the waterhole.

Fine cuisine served in the dining room, under the Leadwoods or around a roaring fire in the boma, washed down with fine wine from the well stocked cellar ends each spectacular day.

Motswiri offers true 5 star accommodation with each bush villa offering stunning views from private decks and large sliding bedroom and bathroom doors. 

All Motswiri bush lodge villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, bathrooms en suite, beautifully appointed bathrooms and outdoor rock showers.

The design has been to blend the interiors creating the blend of space and the bush utilising the retractable doors and windows.  In addition to the 5 bush villas there is a family unit that consists of a lounge area, a kitchenette, 3 en-suite bedrooms,  a private plunge pool  and private boma area.

Children

At Motswiri, we know family is important, therefore children of all ages are more than welcome. Our Child policy has been designed to make family holidays more affordable which has been proven below regarding the structure:

0 – 4 yrs free of charge

5-14 yrs 50% off the adult fare

Children will receive an activity pack when arriving at the lodge. The pack contains an assortment of activities such as puzzles, mazes, activities, coloring pencils etc. Children 6 yrs and younger, may be allowed on the game drives, but will be at the discretion of the rangers. We also take them on bush walks inside our enclosed area of the camp. During these walks, they will look for and identify different bugs, dung, plants etc. We also take the younger children that were not able to go on the game drives on a very special “kiddies bumble” after breakfast. 

We can offer special kiddies meals that our little guests can order when arriving at camp. Babysitting facilities are available on request . This will ensure that parents have peace of mind knowing that their children are well taken care of by qualified child minders.

1 May to 31 Aug 2017

R3 570.00 per person sharing, per night
R5 360.00 per Single Person, per night
R1 790.00 per Child (5 – 14 years old) Sharing, per night
R31 100.00 per night - Complete Lodge (10 Beds)


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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Rates Include:
Luxury accommodation * Two game drives per day * All meals daily * Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals and Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge

Rates Excludes:
Curio shop purchases * Drinks * Telephone calls * Lodge transfers * Airport Tax * Tourism Levy – R10 per person per night * Fly in fee – R150 per person
Specialised coffees * Gate entry fees – R150.00 per adult * Babysitting * Laundry services unless otherwise indicated

Facilities

  • separate lounge
  • dining, lounge and bar facilities
  • dining also takes place in the outside boma on balmy summer nights

Activities:

Morning and afternoon / evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, accompanied by informed and professional game rangers

Bush walks accompanied by professional game rangers can be arranged

Spa Treatments

We offer a range of spa treatments consisting of a full body, back and neck massage enjoyed in the privacy of the guests rooms.

Manicures and pedicures are available.

All treatments need to be booked in advance and prices are available on request.

Special occasions

If you are visiting the lodge for any special occasions such as honeymoons, anniversaries or birthdays, we will make sure that your stay will be a memorable one. This is done by including special turndowns in the rooms, complimentary sparkling wine, homemade cakes etc. If you have any other special requests, we will be more than happy to try and accommodate them.

Weddings

Motswiri lends itself as an ideal venue for intimate and romantic bush weddings which we have successfully achieved in the past.

All weddings can be arranged to suit all individual requests. Prices are available on request.

 


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Vehicle Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.

Flights

There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.

Self Drive

Follow the R21 north, to Pretoria (Tshwane) through Kempton Park. After 40 km follow N1 north to Pretoria (Tshwane), Pietersburg (Polokwane). After about 12 km, take N4 west into Pretoria (Tshwane), to Rustenburg or Hartebeespoort Dam. Follow the N4 to Hartebeespoort Dam.

Take the N4 to Zeerust past Brits, Rustenberg, and Swartruggens. Zeerust is approximately 220 km from Pretoria. In Zeerust turn right on the R47 / R49 to Gaborone / Madikwe Game Reserve. Take the N4 to Zeerust past Brits, Rustenberg, and Swartruggens. Zeerust is approximately 220 km from Pretoria. In Zeerust turn right on the R47 / R49 to Gaborone / Madikwe Game Reserve. After +/- 90 km you will see a sign on the right for the Abjaterskop Gate of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Continue on this road past the Abjaterskop Gate for 7 km. You will find a small thatched gate (Wonderboom Gate) on the right into the reserve - turn in here. You will have to pay a cash entrance fee of R150 per adult and R100 per child (subject to change) to enter the reserve.

Once you are in the reserve, follow the signs to the lodge. Allow between 20-30 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

 


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