• Motswari Private Camp

Motswari Private Game Reserve

Motswari Private GameReserve is an exclusive lodge for a group of people looking for an intimate experience with nature, while still enjoying the comfort of modern accommodation. The lodge comprises two stone houses boasting a total of five spacious en-suite bedrooms, a communal lounge area and a swimming pool. Views of the Nhlaralumi River are breathtaking, and the wrap-around patio is the perfect place for a cold gin and tonic.


Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Hotels Advertised Rates are displayed below and are a guideline only. Please send us an enquiry for further discounted rates for local and International Clients.

 

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Chauffeur Drive

Transfers, provided by a our preferred suppliers, can be arranged at an additional cost. Quotes can be provided on request.
Transfers costs range from 3 200.00 to 5 000.00 ZAR, one way, subject to the number of guests travelling, the pick-up point, availability of a driver.
Transfers are payable upfront, along with accommodation.

Facilities & Services

Geiger’s Camp embodies African beauty, style and comfort. This camp on the reserve has recently been renovated, and now stands as a true place of reflection and tranquility, quietly nestled a few kilometers from the main game lodge.

  • Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers
  • Mid morning bush walks * Safari walks in lieu of morning game drives guided by armed field guides
  • Overnight bush hiking and camping sleep-out experience for groups of 4 with experienced guides
  • Hide sleep-outs in the Motswari Game Reserve
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma & bush dinners
  • Pre-lunch safari interest talks
  • Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner
  • Library and Art Gallery with 24-hour internet facility at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge
  • An additional vehicle plus guide can be arranged for an extra cost per day and covers 2 game drives per day

Wildlife & Safaris

Getting close to the untouched wildlife that South Africa is famed for on an African wildlife safari, is what Motswari is really all about. All of Africa's Big Five are abundant in the area, as are countless numbers of other naturally-occurring African Plains Game which traverse the open boundary between Motswari and the Kruger National Park. Our guides are residents of the area and have, in addition to the scientific knowledge that we encourage them to attain, an intimate knowledge of the location and wildlife that comes from a lifetime of co-existence with their surrounds.

We encourage visitors to make the most of the time that they have in this setting by offering extended game drives of three-and-a-half hours each in open Land Rovers at sunrise and sunset to ensure an unforgettable game viewing experience. We also offer guided walking safaris with one of our highly experienced and armed trail-guides for those who wish to get the most from their African experience. Our knowledgeable staff members give talks on wildlife and bushveld topics and will gladly answer any related questions for our guests. We offer a daily total of up to nine hours of interaction and exploration within the veld itself.

Supporting the Big Five are several other species of wildlife, including cheetah and wild dogs and naturally occurring herbivores from the antelope and gazelle family. There are a variety of nocturnal animals which make our sunset drives completely different from their daytime equivalent which include, but are not limited to, hyena, honey-badger, civet, the bush-baby and owls. The avian population is unrivaled for the avid birdwatcher, with well over 350 different species to be spotted year-round. Taken all together this is an unmatched chance to view the splendor of all manner of creatures unique to the continent.

Motswari Geiger's Camp

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The Geiger’s Camp originated as a family home for the Geiger family and is a new addition to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. This beautiful homely rock and stone creation has four Private Bedrooms and is ideal for families and small groups. Each suite is tastefully decorated in a different African Style by Marion Geiger-Orengo and Cape Town interior decorator David Strauss.

Have your meals on the main deck or enjoy it under Boma, enjoy the infinity pool with beautiful views of the bushveld. The library has a complete collection of wildlife books and a collection of wooden crocodiles collected by the family over the past 30 years next to the fireplace.

Facilities and Services

  • Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers
  • Bush walks by arrangement
  • Overnight Walking Safari with experienced guides (optional extra).
  • Diner and night in a treehouse, Giraffe’s Nest (optional extra)
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Library with fireplace
  • Boma and bush dinners
  • Pre-lunch safari interest talks
  • Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner
  • Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge

Giraffe's Nest Treehouse

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This luxury overnight choice in the wilderness, a treehouse elevated high between the trees overlooking the Xanatsi Dam.

Motswari Private Camp is an exclusive lodge for a single group of people looking for an intimate experience with nature, while still enjoying the comfort of modern accommodation. The lodge comprises two stone houses boasting a total of five spacious en-suite bedrooms, a communal lounge area and a swimming pool. Views of the Nhlaralumi River are breathtaking, and the wrap-around patio is the perfect place for a cold gin and tonic.

Our team will make sure that all you need to do on your holiday is sit back, relax and have a great time. A professional game ranger will accompany you on two daily game drives in your own luxury Land Rover. You could also decide to take a Motswari trail walk with a ranger for an unmatched African wildlife experience. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, peaceful communion with nature and a private experience on a traditional African game farm, this holiday location is for you!

  • Rates are quoted per room per night, confidential and subject to availability
  • Inclusive of 14% VAT
  • Quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) and are subject to change without prior notification
  • Check-in / Check-out: Check-in 12 noon. Check-out 11am

Rates Include

  • All meals, local beers, house wines and soft drinks, 2 Game drives daily, Guided safari walks with refreshments

Rates Exclude - to be settled direct or upon departure:

  • Transfers to/from local airports/other lodges,
  • Vehicle toll fee for self-drives,
  • Timbavati conservation levy,
  • Telephone calls,
  • bar,
  • laundry and curio purchases
  • Surcharge for the overnight walking safaris
  • Champagne, cellar wines, premium spirits, bottled water and energy drinks

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • All reservations and amendments must be confirmed per email, fax or voucher
  • Transfers and special dietary requirements must be advised at time of reservation
  • No provisional bookings for the Christmas/New Year period (16 Dec – 06 Jan) without deposits paid at time of reservation
  • Rates are only applicable and only become valid on receipt of a signed contract or an online acceptance of the terms & conditionsby our Sales & Marketing Department
  • We reserve the right to release reservations should prepayment not reach the hotel by stipulated deadlines
  • We reserve the right to request payment directly from clients, should prepayment not have reached us prior to guests date ofarrival

CHECK IN 13h00 / CHECK OUT: 11h00

Late departures:

  • Subject to availability, can be requested on day of departure. Additional charges may apply

Early check in:

  • Subject to availability: Hotels, Reserves and Lodges will always endeavour to assist. In order to secure a guaranteed early check in, the room would have to be booked and paid for the previous night

DEPOSIT POLICY

  • For all bookings, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required within fourteen (14) days of making a reservation, unless a booking is made within sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival in which case full payment is required within seven (7) days to secure the reservation
  • The balance of the amount must be paid, in advance, no less than sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. All other extras must be settled with the Hotel prior to departure

CANCELLATION POLICY

All Seasons

  • Should the reservation be cancelled less than sixty (60) days prior to arrival, should you fail to arrive on the day, or should an inhouse guest check out prior to the guaranteed departure date, the hotel has the right to charge the full value of the accommodation or part thereof, depending on the occupancy and availability of the rooms on the night/s in question, unless the reserve or lodge will have been able to resell the room. All refunds are subject to an administration fee

61+ days prior to arrival: 20% Cancellation fees (Non-refundable deposit to apply)
60-00 days prior to arrival: 100% Cancellation fees

Child Policy

Main Camp:

  • 0 to 5 year olds are regrettably not allowed at Motswari due to safety regulations
  • Children in inter-leading rooms pay single occupancy rate for the room
  • Children should be 6 years & older for game drives
  • Persons should be 16 years or older for bush walks and 18 years or older for Overnight Safari Walk Experience

Geiger’s Camp:

  • Children under the age of 16 are only permitted when taking the camp as exclusive use
  • Children under 6 years of age may not participate in game drives and children aged 6 to 9 years may join game drives at the discretion of the guide
  • Persons should be 16 years or older for bush walks and 18 years or older for Overnight Safari Walk Experience

Minimum Night StaysMotswari Private Game Reserve & Geiger’s Camp

29 – 31 Dec 2016: min 3 nights
01 – 02 Jan 2017: min 3 nights (Peak)
13 – 18 Apr 2017: min 3 nights (Easter)

Motswari Private Game Reserve and Geiger’s Camp:

  • Road transfers to Motswari are contracted locally with the below tariffs per transfer vehicle
  • Transfers are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR)
ROUTE ONE WAY:
01 December 2016 to 31 December 2017
1-2 pax 3-4 pax 5-12 pax
Hoedspruit to/from Motswari R1 195 R1 940 R2 080
Phalaborwa to/from Motswari R1 865 R2 875 R3 310
KMIA to/from Motswari R2 800 R3 530 R4 094

 

  • Rates quoted are VAT exempt by the transport company
  • Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notification
  • Please note that transfers from KMIA require 2-3 hours travelling in the heat of the day. We therefore recommend that guests make use of the air transfers offered (contact Reservations for further details)
  • The Timbavati conservation levy (currently at R 200 per person and subject to change) is now collected at Motswari on guest's departure, but can be pre-paid by agent for convenience
  • Transfer rates exclude the Timbavati Gate fees (currently at R 140 per vehicle based on a 4-seater vehicle and subject to change)
  • The Timbavati Gate fees for bookings made for the period 01 March 2016 to 28 February 2017 is R 150 per vehicle based on a 4-seater vehicle and subject to change

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