• Motswiri

    Private Safari Lodge
  • Motswiri

    Private Safari Lodge
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    Private Safari Lodge
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    Private Safari Lodge
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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge | Madikwe

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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge lies in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve’s western section, tucked away under a grove of ancient Leadwood trees for which Motswiri is named. This remote luxury Lodge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive African safari experience with some of the best views in game-rich Madikwe.

Family-friendly Motswiri can sleep a maximum of 16 guests in five beautiful thatched Bush Villas and one deluxe Family Villa. The five stylishly-appointed Bush Villas are positioned around the Lodge swimming pool overlooking an active waterhole.

Each spacious Bush Villa boasts a bedroom with a double-sided gas fireplace, en-suite bathroom with opulent corner bath, toilet, and double basins, an outdoor rock shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and elevated wooden verandah.

The Villa suites classic Afro-chic décor, earthy textures, neutral tones, as well as the large sliding glass doors and windows work to enhance the feeling of sheer tranquility provided by this bushveld paradise.

The secluded Family Villa is set some distance from the Lodge’s main building to ensure guests can enjoy the magical scenery of this wilderness hideaway in complete privacy.

The Family Villa can accommodate up to six guests in three air-conditioned bedrooms making it ideal for families and intimate group breakaways. Each bedroom has air- conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with outdoor showers. Additional facilities include a generous sitting area leading onto a raised viewing deck with plunge pool and Boma.

The exquisitely decorated main Lodge building features a separate lounge, a dining area, plus a welcoming bar, each with a cosy fireplace where you can keep the chill at  bay on winter evenings. The shade of the communal rim-flow swimming pool is the perfect spot from which to take in the never-ending parade of resident game making their way to and from the waterhole.

In keeping with its world-class hospitality and attentive service, Motswiri’s cuisine is every bit as delightful as the majestic natural surroundings. Meals are served in the Lodge dining area, al fresco under the canopy of Leadwoods or fireside in the traditional Boma on warm summer nights.

And because a trip to Madikwe is all about the unforgettable wildlife encounters, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge affords guests every chance to discover the incredible biodiversity of this magnificent Big Five Game Reserve.

Activities include sunrise and sunset game drives in open 4X4 vehicles, exceptional bird watching, and bush walks conducted by knowledgeable guides. Shorter kiddies game drives can be arranged on request for junior guests aged six years and younger who are unfortunately unable to participate in regular game drives. The Lodge also provides a babysitting service at an extra cost.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is available on a sole-use basis making it a superb choice of destinations for elite corporate getaways or an unforgettable bushveld breakaway with friends and family.

* Motswiri is the Tswana name for the Leadwood tree
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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability 
Seasonal Rates 1 Aug 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
1 Jan  2020
to 30 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
to 31 Jul 2020
1 Aug 2020
to 31 Dec 2020
Safari Lodge Single Per Night R9 000 R9 750 R7 950 R9 750
Safari Lodge Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 000 R6 500 R5 300 R6 500
Safari Lodge Children 5-14 yrs sharing R3 000 R3 250 R2 650 R3 250
Family Villa Exclusive use
Per night for the Villa
(Max occupancy 6 PAX including children)
on Request R48 600 R48 600 R48 600

Luxury Bush Villa

All Motswiri's bush villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, bathrooms en suite, beautifully appointed bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks.
 
Max Guests: 2  (Max  2 adults )

Luxury Family Villa

Our Luxury Family Villa consists of three luxury rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and outside showers. The villa has a private deck, lounge, horizon pool and boma. Minimum occupancy is 4 adults and a maximum of 6 adults for this unit.
 
Max Guests: 6  (Max  6 adults )

Children:
0 - 4 years stay free, 5 - 14 years pay 50% of the sharing rate 


The exquisitely appointed main lodge offers separate lounge, dining and lounge bar facilities – each with its own roaring fireplace in winter. At the main area of the lodge enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the active 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. Our staff offer personal service in a relaxed but professional manner.

DIRECTIONS TO MOTSWIRI PRIVATE SAFARI LODGE

  • From Johannesburg International Airport now O.R. TAMBO AIRPORT – Take R21 to Pretoria.
  • Head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll Road
  • Take the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust turn right at the fourth stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left that says “ Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone” and a First National Bank on the corner to the right
  • Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km
  • The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop gate
  • Pass that gate and enter at the next gate – Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate

Contact details for the lodge:
083 679 4479 & 082 883 8274

MADIKWE AIR SHUTTLE SERVICE

Our service in a nutshell: We offer a world-class executive air shuttle service from Johannesburg to Madikwe. Departing daily from the Federal Air Executive Lounge at OR Tambo International, the service is operated mainly with Cessna Grand Caravan Aircraft. All flights are undertaken by professional and highly experienced crew.
Passengers can be personally met from incoming domestic or international flights by one of our professional guest relations team members. Alternatively, passengers can meet at the Federal Air Guest Welcome Booth located on ground level in the Multi-storey parkade and car rental hall or directly at the executive lounge.

Complimentary bar service, tea, coffee, as well as shower facilities are available at the executive lounge. Madikwe Air also offers complimentary on-site excess bag storage and secure open parking.

There is a direct on-line flight booking system available to the lodges.

Flight bookings do close 7 days prior to a flight.

When you make your reservation you can enquire about this service and we will make bookings on your behalf.

Twice daily game drives/safaris 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 landcruiser game viewing vehicle. Traversing on the full 75000 hectares the Madikwe Game Reserve has become known to offer some the best game viewing in South Africa. Experience excellent general game, stunning bird life and regular sighting of the sought after “Big 5” – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Black and White Rhino.

TARIFFS ARE QUOTED:

  • Inclusive of 15% VAT
  • In South African Rand
  • Subject to availability
TARIFFS CHANGES:
  • All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however fully paid bookings will be honoured

TARIFFS INCLUDE

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Two game drives per day
  • Full Board.  This means 3 meals per day is included and beverages are excluded.
  • Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
  • Tourism Levy

TARIFFS EXCLUDE:

  • Curio shop purchases
  • Drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Lodge transfers
  • Airport Tax
  • Fly in fee
  • Laundry services unless otherwise indicated
  • Specialised coffees
  • Gate entry fees
  • Babysitting

CHILDREN:

  • Children of all ages are welcome at our lodge * Babysitters available (at extra cost)
  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives
  • Children sharing room with parents pay 50%
  • Children in own room are charged full price
  • Child policy applies to children between the ages of 14 years to 5 years
  • No charge for children under 4 years

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE:

  • Check in is at 14h00 and Check out is at 11h00

TOUR GUIDES

  • Tour Guides can be accommodated subject to availability (may only be confirmed last minute)
  • Guides are not guaranteed game drives

PAYMENT:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required for direct bookings.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • Our cancellation policy is as follows:
  • Four weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount.
  • Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount
WHAT TO BRING IN SUMMER: SEPTEMBER TO APRIL
  • Rainwear
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimming costume
 

GATE ENTRANCE FEES:

*Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by road, please settle in camp

WHAT TO BRING IN WINTER: MAY TO AUGUST
  • Beanie
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Long johns/thermal underwear for game drives as it can be bitterly cold due to the wind chill factor (pantyhose/tights are also a great chill deterrent!)
  • Warm jackets are essential in winter
 

Luxury Self Catering Family Villa
TARIFFS INCLUDE

  • Luxury accommodation in our three bedroom (all en-suite) Family Villa which has a private lounge, deck and private splash pool
  • Two game drives per day
  • Fire made every night in your private boma
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
  • Daily housekeeping

FLIGHT & AIR TRANSFERS & PRIVATE CHARTERS:

*Guests may arrive any time from 14:00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

 *Should you decide to fly to Madikwe, kindly advise us your incoming flight number at OR Tambo so that we may arrange a flight for you as well as your outgoing flight number from OR Tambo to your next destination

* Please note the above fly in fees will be over and above the airline seat rates
* The fly in fees may be settled at the lodge    

Family Villa Exclusive use

Standard Rate: Per night for the Villa (Max occupancy 6 PAX including children)

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR MOTSWIRI PRIVATE SAFARI LODGE 

TARIFFS ARE QUOTED: 

  • Inclusive of 15% VAT 
  • In South African Rand 
  • Subject to availability 

TARIFFS CHANGES: 

  • All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however fully paid bookings will be honoured 

TARIFFS INCLUDE 

  • Luxury accommodation in our Luxury Family Villa 
  • A selection of local beers, ciders, house wines, water & soft drinks 
  • Private dinner at the Family Villa every 2nd night of stay weather dependant 
  • Private butler
  • Private game drive vehicle & private ranger
  • All meals daily (excluding Kosher meals) 
  • Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals 
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge 
  • Daily Housekeeping 
  • Tourism Levy 

TARIFFS EXCLUDE: 

  • Beverages not mentioned as inclusive 
  • Specialised Coffees Park entry fee to the reserve of R180.00 per adult and R80.00 per child under 12 years (once off fee payable at the lodge which may change without prior notice) 
  • Conservation Levy of R150 per person per night and R75 per child per night (under 12 years) per day (payable at the lodge which may change without prior notice)
  • Airstrip landing fee of R240.00 per adult and R150.00 per child under 12 years (once off fee payable at the lodge which may change without prior notice) 
  • Curio shop purchases 
  • Telephone calls 
  • Lodge transfers 
  • Airport Tax 
  • Laundry services 
  • Babysitting 
  • Gratuities 
  • Any other items of personal nature 

CHILDREN: 

  • Children of all ages are welcome at our lodge 
  • Babysitters available (at an extra cost) 
  • Children of all ages permitted on game drives with parents’ as well as rangers’ consent 

TOUR GUIDES 

  • Tour Guides can be accommodated subject to availability (may only be confirmed last minute) 
  • Guides are not guaranteed game drives 

PAYMENT: 

  • A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required for direct bookings.
  • With group and exclusive use of the lodge bookings, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the date of confirmation 
  • Full payment must be settled 30 days prior to arrival 

CANCELLATIONS: 

Our cancellation policy is as follows: Four weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount. Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount 

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: 

Check in is at 14h00 and Check out is at 11h00 

FLIGHT/AIR TRANSFERS 

  • Daily scheduled FEDERAL AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA). 
  • Private charters are available on request 
  • Road transfers available on request 
  • Fly in fee into the Madikwe Reserve; please settle in camp. 

GATE ENTRANCE FEES: 

  • Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00. 
  • Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by road, please settle in camp 

FLIGHT & AIR TRANSFERS & PRIVATE CHARTERS: 

  • Guests may arrive any time from 14:00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

Need Assistance ?

South Africa RSA  +27 87 820 0021

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net

 
       

What sets us Apart!

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us?

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  
Guest Conservation Contribution  (GCC)
  - ZAR150 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR75 per Child
Guest Conservation Contribution  from 1.1. 2020 (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child     
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice