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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge | Madikwe

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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is located in the centre of Madikwe Game Reserve’s western region, nestled under a canopy of mature Leadwoods for which Motswiri is named. This secluded upmarket Lodge gives visitors the chance to enjoy an elite African safari encounter with some of the best views in game-rich Madikwe.

Family-friendly Motswiri can accommodate up to 16 visitors in five luxury thatched Bush Villas and one dedicated Family Villa. The five beautifully-appointed Bush Villas are set around the Lodge swimming pool overlooking a busy waterhole.

Each generous Bush Villa features a bedroom with a double-sided gas fireplace, en- suite bathroom with indulgent corner bath, toilet, and double basins, an outdoor rock shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and wrap around viewing deck.

The Villa suites classic Afro-centric style, natural textures, neutral palette plus the multiple retractable glass doors and windows work to enhance the feeling of utter peace offered by this wilderness paradise.

The private Family Villa is positioned some distance from the main Lodge building to afford visitors the possibility to experience the breathtaking splendour of this bushveld haven in total solitude.

The Family Villa can sleep a maximum of six visitors in three air-conditioned bedrooms making it perfect for families and small group getaways. Each bedroom has air- conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with outdoor showers. Additional amenities include a spacious lounge opening onto an elevated wooden verandah complete with plunge pool and Boma.

The tastefully decorated main Lodge building boasts a separate sitting area, a dining room as well as an inviting bar, each with a fireplace where you cosy up on chilly winter evenings. The cool of the communal infinity swimming pool is just the ideal spot from which to enjoy the non-stop parade of resident wildlife meandering down to the waterhole for a refreshing drink.

In keeping with its impeccable hospitality and personal service, Motswiri’s cuisine is every bit as sublime as the glorious natural surroundings. Meals are served in the Lodge dining room, outside under the grove of Leadwood trees or around the Boma’s roaring fire on balmy summer nights.

And because an excursion to Madikwe is all about the incredible diversity of fauna and flora, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge provides visitors every opportunity to explore the wonders of this magnificent Big Five Game Reserve.

Activities include morning and afternoon/evening game drives in specially adapted Landcruisers, superb bird watching, and nature trails accompanied by expert rangers. Mini children’s game drives can be arranged by prior request for junior visitors under six years who are unfortunately not permitted on regular game drives. The Lodge also makes a babysitting service available at an extra cost.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge can be booked on an exclusive-use basis making it a first- class destination choice for intimate corporate retreats and once-in- a-lifetime safari breakaways 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
FULL BOARD
Seasonal Rates 1 May 2022
to 31 July 2022
Per Person Per Night Sharing R5 300
Per Person Single R7 950
Children 5-14 years sharing R2 650
Seasonal Rates 1 Aug 2022
to 31 Dec 2022
Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 500
Per Person Single R9 750
Children 5-14 years sharing R3 250

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.

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
  • Two game drives per day
  • 3 meals per day is included
  • Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
  • Tourism Levy

TARIFFS EXCLUDE: 

  • Curio shop purchases
  • All beverages
  • Telephone calls
  • Landing fees
  • Laundry services
  • Gate entry fees
  • Babysitting
  • Conservation levies

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 

 

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.

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

CANCELLATION POLICY  

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing

  •  45 – 30 days prior to arrival 50%
  •  30 – 15 days prior to arrival 75%
  •  14- 1 days prior to arrival 100% 
  •  A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

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% V.A.T.
  • In South African Rand
  • Subject to availability
TARIFFS & RATE CHANGES:
  • All tariffs & rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however fully paid bookings will be honoured
TARIFFS INCLUDES:
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Two game drives per day in our open game viewers with a highly qualified game ranger
  • All meals daily (excluding Kosher meals)
  • Welcome drinks, tea and coffee at meals
  • Complimentary road transfer from the Madikwe Western Airstrip to the Lodge
  • Tourism Levy
TARIFFS EXCLUDES:
  • All beverages other than stated in what is included
  • Specialised Coffees
  • Gate entry or fly-in fees (R180 per person once off and R80 per child under 12 years once off - rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Airstrip landing fees (R240 per person once off and R150 per child under 12 years once off – rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Conservation levies (R165 per person per day and R82.50 per child under 12 years per day - rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Any other items of personal nature
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS TO BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST:
  • Lodge transfers
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Laundry services
  • Babysitting
FACILITIES:
  • Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool loungers with pool towels
  • Sunset deck
  • Waterhole
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free secure and accessible parking on site
  • In-room safe
  • Air-conditioned & non-smoking rooms
  • In-room heating facilities
CHILDREN:
  • Children of all ages are welcome at our lodge
  • Babysitters available (at extra cost)
  • Children younger than 6 years 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 5 to 14 years
  • No charge for children 0 to 4 years

LUXURY FAMILY VILLA BOOKINGS:
  • Our Luxury Family Villa has a minimum occupancy is 4 adults and a maximum of 6 adults for this unit which means that the minimum paying rate for the family villa would be for 4 adults. Should there be less than 4 adults, this will be calculated on a minimum of 4 adult paying rate
TOUR GUIDES:
  • Tour Guides can be accommodated subject to availability (may only be confirmed last minute)
  • Guides are not guaranteed game drives
PAYMENTS:
  • 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 30 days prior to arrival
CANCELLATIONS:
  • Four weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount
  • Please note that should you not be able to arrive at the lodge we will not be held liable for any refunds. Our full cancellation policy will apply to your booking.
Covid-19 Terms & Conditions on cancellations:
Should a guest be unable to fulfil their booking due to a positive Covid-19 test or due to external factors associated to COVID-19 causing guests to be unable to travel, our reservations office would require the following documents:
  • Positive test results
  • Or government confirmation of cause of preventing travelling plus
  • Passport copy of guest (this must match up with the booking info we have and match to the person with the positive Covid-19 test results)
Unfortunately, no refunds will be given however we are happy to accept postponements as follows:
  • For South African resident guests, we are happy to offer a 6-month postponement on their booking
  • For international guests (any other guest not a citizen of SA or residing in SA), we are happy to offer a 1-year postponement on their booking
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE:
  • Check in is at 14h00
  • Check out is at 11h00
FLIGHT/AIR TRANSFERS
  • Daily scheduled FEDERAL AIR flights from O.R. Tambo Airport (JIA) to Madikwe Western airstrip
  • Private charters are available on request
  • Road transfers available on request
GATE ENTRANCE:
  • Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
FLIGHT & AIR TRANSFERS & PRIVATE CHARTERS:
  • Guests may arrive any time from 14:00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

Please note terms and condition including third party information is subject to change without
TARIFFS ARE QUOTED:
  • Inclusive of 15% V.A.T.
  • In South African Rand
  • Subject to availability
TARIFFS & RATE CHANGES:
  • All tariffs & rates 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
  • Gate entry or fly-in fees (R180 per person once off and R80 per child under 12 years once off - rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Airstrip landing fees (R240 per person once off and R150 per child under 12 years once off – rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Conservation levies (R165 per person per day and R82.50 per child under 12 years per day - rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  • Any other items of personal nature
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS TO BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST:
Lodge transfers
Additional activities
Wellness treatments
Curio shop purchases
Laundry services
Babysitting

FACILITIES:
  • Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool loungers with pool towels
  • Sunset deck
  • Waterhole
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free secure and accessible parking on site
  • In-room safe
  • Air-conditioned & non-smoking rooms
  • In-room heating facilities
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.
TARIFFS ARE QUOTED:
  •  Inclusive of 15% VAT
  •  In South African Rand
  •  Subject to availability
TARIFFS & RATE CHANGES:
  •  All tariffs & rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however fully paid bookings will be honoured
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
  •  Tourism Levy
TARIFFS EXCLUDE:
  •  All meals
  •  Drinks
  •  Curio shop purchases
  •  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 and controlled by the North West Parks Board))
  •  Conservation Levy of R165 per person per night and R82,50 per child per night (under 12 years) per day (rates are subject to change without prior notice and controlled by the North West Parks Board – please state this on your client’s travel documents accordingly)
  •  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 and controlled by the North West Parks Board))
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS TO BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST:
  •  Lodge transfers
  •  Additional activities
  •  Wellness treatments
  •  Curio shop purchases
  •  Laundry services
  •  Babysitting
FACILITIES:
  •  Outdoor swimming pool
  •  Pool loungers with pool towels
  •  Free secure and accessible parking on site
  •  In-room safe
  •  Air-conditioned & non-smoking rooms
  •  In-room heating facilities
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
  •  The above child policy is only available to self-catering bookings
TOUR GUIDES:
  •  Tour Guides can be accommodated subject to availability (may only be confirmed last minute)
  •  Guides are not guaranteed game drives
PAYMENTS:
  • 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 30 days prior to arrival
CANCELLATIONS:
  • Four weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount.
  • Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount
Covid-19 Terms & Conditions on cancellations:
Should a guest be unable to fulfil their booking due to a positive Covid-19 test or due to external factors associated to COVID-19 causing guests to be unable to travel, our reservations office would require the following documents:
  • Positive test results
  • Or government confirmation of cause of preventing travelling plus
  • Passport copy of guest (this must match up with the booking info we have and match to the person with the positive Covid-19 test results)
Unfortunately, no refunds will be given however we are happy to accept postponements as follows:
  • For South African resident guests, we are happy to offer a 6-month postponement on their booking
  • For international guests (any other guest not a citizen of SA or residing in SA), we are happy to offer a 1-year postponement on their booking
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE:
  •  Check in is at 14h00
  •  Check out is at 11h00

FLIGHT/AIR TRANSFERS
  •  Daily scheduled FEDERAL AIR flights from O.R. Tambo Airport (JIA) to Madikwe Western airstrip
  •  Private charters are available on request
  •  Road transfers available on request
GATE ENTRANCE:
  •  Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
FLIGHT & AIR TRANSFERS & PRIVATE CHARTERS:
  • Guests may arrive any time from 14:00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

Please also find the Medical and Travel Declaration herewith attached that must be completed by all guests travelling into South Africa from abroad.

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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

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Best time to visit

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

Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Rebuilding and Recovery levy
  - R115
pppn (optional)
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  u12 yrs
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child  u12 yrs  
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
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  u12 yrs  
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle
Molatedi Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle