General

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge lies hidden in the bush of Madikwe Game Reserve , an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 10 people a bush experience which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. Our 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. An intimate homely setting offering complete privacy.

Our lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquility given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwood’s) under which the main building and 5 luxury bush villas as well as 1 luxury family villa nestle. An intimate homely setting, offering complete privacy.

The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by elephant families and other big game. Motswiri offers the option of either individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge. The lodge is ideal for corporate, family/friend groups of up to 10 who do not wish to share the facilities with outsiders.

Itinerary’s & daily events can be tailored to meet your or your groups specific needs. Special arrangements can be made for up to 8 guests to be accommodated in separate rooms should this be more acceptable for corporate groups.

All Motswiri bush lodge villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, bathrooms en suite, beautifully appointed bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks, the design has been to blend the interiors creating the blend of space and the bush utilising the retractable doors and windows

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 a 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 land cruiser game viewing vehicle.

Luxury Bush Villas

All Motswiri bush lodge villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, beautifully appointed bathrooms en-suite, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks, you will have a bush experience second to none. The interiors have been skillfully designed so that there is a blend between open space and the bush by utilizing the retractable doors and windows, each unit offers stunning views from private decks and multiple-slider bedrooms.

Luxury Family Villa

Our Luxury Family Villa is a fully equipped unit that can be booked as a self-catering option or full board option. The villa has 3 bedrooms all en-suite with air-conditioning. The three rooms lead onto the private lounge area leading out onto a private deck and pool.

How to get to Motswiri

Motswiri is a mere 3 and a half hours drive from Johannesburg. We can arrange road transfers with one of our preferred suppliers 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.

Children

At Motswiri, we know family is important, therefore children of all ages are more than welcome.

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.

Spa Treatments

A range of spa treatments are on offer 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.