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    Motswiri Safari Lodge

    Situated on the western side of the 75 000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, Motswiri Safari Lodge offers an exclusive wildlife experience. With only five luxury suites and one family villa, guests are assured a personal safari getaway with attention to every detail. With magnificent views over the Big 5 game reserve, it is truly a place of harmony and serenity where nature is given the spotlight.

    Nestled among Leadwood trees, the Motswiri Safari Lodge area comprises a separate lounge, dining room, and bar, each with its own roaring fireplace in the winter. The design is a celebration of the surrounding landscapes with high thatch ceilings and natural color palettes. The layout beautifully integrates organic elements with rustic and elegant accents.

    The exterior features a rim-flow pool with a view of the active waterhole and a communal viewing deck where you can sip cocktails in the shade of ancient trees. Evening meals can be savoured in the boma around a roaring fire. Here, lanterns romantically light up the outdoor dining area while starlit skies shimmer up above.

    Daily game drives at Motswiri Private Safari Lodgeafford guests the opportunity to learn about the extraordinary landscapes, their stories, and the wildlife that inhabit them. Expert rangers have a wealth of knowledge and go out of their way to ensure a remarkable up-close Big 5 game-viewing experience.


    • Big 5 game drives
    • Boma
    • Swimming pool
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    • Wellness treatments
    • Babysitting


    • Waterhole
    • Personal bush experience
    • Stunning views

    Closest airport

    Madikwe Private Airstrip

    Children policy

    Children of all ages are welcome at Motswiri Safari Lodge. More DetailsChildren younger than 5 years are not allowed on game drives.

    • Children aged 0-4 years will be accommodated free of charge
    • Children 5-14 years of ag pay 50% of the adult rates when sharing with 2 adults
    • Children in own room are charged full rate
    • Minimum paying rate for the family villa would be for 4 adults


    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, and transfers from Sabi Sabi airstrip.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.


    Low: 01 May – 31 June

    High: 01 January – 30 April & 01 July – 31 December

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Rates displayed are valid until 31 December 2023
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    • Single supplement of 35 % applicable

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Bush Villas

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Each Luxury Bush Villa boasts a spacious interior opening onto a private wrap-around timber viewing deck. The thatch suites feature alfresco rock showers, corner bathtubs with a view Read more, a double vanity, and a cosy gas fireplace. Less

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    High Season R 7,150 per person, per night

    Low Season R 5,850 per person, per night

    Luxury Family Villa

    Sleeps 2 Adults, 2 children

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    The Luxury Family Villa consists of three ensuite rooms, each with a fireplace, bathtub, and private alfresco shower. The villa features a kitchenette and a spacious open-plan lounge Read more leading out to a private pool and large viewing deck. Less

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    High Season R 7,150 per person, per night

    Low Season R 5,850 per person, per night

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    Enquire at, Motswiri Safari Lodge


    By Road

    The reserve is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N4 highway. Road transfers from Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge take approximately 15 minutes.



    There are two daily scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Airlines.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Madikwe: 60 minutes
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