Intimate and serene, Motswiri Safari Lodge encapsulates the romance of the African bush with personalised service that makes guests feel completely at home. Overlooking a small waterhole in the middle of South Africa’s malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, a few hours’ drive north of Johannesburg, the lodge offers an authentic luxury safari with excellent Big 5 game-viewing, in an unspoilt reserve which never feels crowded. A beautiful swimming pool overlooks the waterhole for relaxing afternoons in between game drives, when guests can watch elephant and other big game stopping by for a drink, from the comfort of their sun loungers.
Five luxury bush villas and one self-contained family villa are spaced around the lodge in the shade of the tall leadwood trees. Some have views over the waterhole, others look over the gardens and bush. Tastefully decorated in timeless safari style, there are big beds with gauzy mosquito netting canopies, comfortable armchairs and wooden desks, and the spacious ensuite bathrooms have wide oval bath tubs beside the window, so that you can gaze out at the view as you relax. The family villa is completely self-contained, with its own plunge pool, terrace, living room and kitchen, a large master bedroom and two twin rooms. It can be booked for self-catering or guests can eat at the main lodge, and if travelling with a party of 10 you can book the whole lodge on an exclusive use basis.
Delicious meals are served inside by a roaring log fire in winter or outside under the stars on balmy summer nights. The experienced chefs are happy to cook to special dietary requirements and brunches, high teas and dinners are varied and sustaining, supplemented by delicious snacks, drinks and nibbles in scenic spots on the game drives.
Morning and evening game drives are a voyage of discovery, tracking lion as they hunt, following wild dog families and learning all about the fauna and flora of this fascinating area from the knowledgeable guides. Altogether the staff provides friendly and attentive service making sure that guests enjoy the ultimate African safari in lovely peaceful surroundings.
- Luxury Bush Villa
- Luxury Family Villa
- Big 5
- Game Drives