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Luxury Lodge

Motswari Game Lodge


The Motswari Game Lodge in the Timbavati Reserve lives by the philosophy of Home in the Wilderness. Enjoy a family atmosphere and very professional safari adventures.


  • The Timbavati area borders the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Known for the highest density of lions and leopards in all of Africa
  • Live in thatched bungalows amongst pure wilderness
  • Unforgettable experiences guaranteed by a 30-year safari tradition with genuine specialists
  • Excellent cuisine and a well-stocked wine cellar to sweeten your stay



Ideally situated, the exclusive Motswari Private Game Reserve provides the best of everything in Africa for even the most seasoned travelers. Motswari is nestled in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, being itself a part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The area is famous for its excellent animal observation opportunities and exciting adventures. The 4-star lodge is family-owned and associated with the reserve. They offer a luxurious and relaxed atmosphere, as well as professional safari opportunities!

The lodge is only 5 hours away by car from Johannesburg, or you can also take a plane from Johannesburg to the nearby Hoedspruit Airport.

The Hotel

Discover the wild observation by going on a game drive in the open, off-road vehicles. The excellent rangers and experienced guides from the Shangaan tribe are doing their utmost to allow the guests to participate in the exceptional wildlife of the Timbavati area. The region is especially famous for the highest density of lions and leopards in Africa. Another highlight of your stay at Motswari Game Lodge are the daily guided hikes through the bush under the expert guidance of a ranger.

In the main lodge, there is an indoor and outdoor lounge, a dining room, an open boma and a viewing deck with an infinity swimming pool. There are also two bars, a souvenir shop, a library and a small art gallery. The beautiful outdoor area’s Leadwood trees invite you to simply unwind and enjoy the ambience of luxury and wild nature.

The excellent cuisine and well-stocked cellar have award-winning wines from the Cape to impress all palates. There is exquisite, friendly and competent service in all areas of the lodge: you will come as a visitor and leave as a friend.

The Motswari Game Lounge is a partner of the well known Classic Safari Camps.

The Rooms

The 15 luxurious, thatched bungalows have in-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. A maximum of 30 guests can stay at the lodge, so this ensures a lot of personal space for an indispensable stay in an elegant atmosphere. The Motswari Game Lodge impresses with its aesthetics, which is based on the rich artistry of the owner herself, as well as on the creativity of the employees. Inspirations are gathered by artists in the wilderness, expressing themselves with their artworks in the boma, the bungalows and their own sculpture garden.

Services and Infos

Closest city: Johannesburg - about 25 km

Flight duration from Frankfurt: about 12 hours

Closest airport: Johannesburg - about 25 km

Rooms: 15


  •  1 overnight stay including full board in a Bungalow
  •  Maximum of 2 Safaris per day
  •  Conservation Fee


  •  International flights
  •  Transfers
  •  Not mentioned meals and drinks
  •  Personal expenses, such as the minibar
  •  Insurance
  •  Visa

Services and Tips

  • For safety reasons, only children over the age of 6 can take part in game drives. Participation in walking tours is allowed for children and adolescents between 12 and 18 years.