Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

hidden in the bush

Lodge Setting

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is in Madikwe Game Reserve. The reserve is home to the Big 5 amongst many other species, including Wild Dog and Cheetah. Motswiri is an exclusive lodge in Madikwe, offering luxury accommodation. Situated in North West Province. Madikwe is malaria free and is about four and a half hours' driving distance from Johannesburg, or an hour's flight.

  • Accommodation

    The lodge lies hidden in the bush, nestled under a canopy of Leadwood trees, overlooking a busy private waterhole.

    The lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 people in 5 luxury bush villas and a luxury family villa that can accommodate 6 people.

    Motswiri offers the option of individual bookings or exclusive use of the whole lodge, making it ideal for corporates, celebrations and family groups.

  • Lodge Rates


    Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available.

    Contact us for your own quote, individually calculated by our experienced travel specialists. Each quote is based on the season, specials available, lodging quality and various other factors.


    A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Special rates are not offered during peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends, and are subject to availability.

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  • Lodge Facilities

    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.

    Motswiri Main Lodge

    • separate lounge, dining and lounge bar facilities - each with its own roaring fireplace in winter
    • dining also takes place in the outside boma on balmy summer nights - on warm summer nights, dinner is also served in the outside boma area

    Motswiri Bush Villas

    • air-conditioning
    • ceiling fans
    • gas fireplaces
    • beautifully appointed bathrooms en-suite
    • outdoor rock showers
    • private wrap around wooden decks.

    The interiors have been skilfully designed so that there is a blend between open space and the bush by utilising the sliding doors.

    Motswiri is ideal for executive corporate breakaways, family or friend groups of up to 10 who do not wish to share the facilities with outsiders.

  • About Motswiri Lodge

    Motswiri Private Safari Lodge lies hidden in the bush, an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 16 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 tranquillity given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwood trees) under which the main building and 5 luxury bush villas nestle. The lodge offers a a swimming pool and overlooks a busy private waterhole.

  • Children

    • children of all ages are welcome at our lodge
    • children under 5 years old are not permitted on game drives
    • children sharing a room with their parents pay 50%
    • children in their own room are charged full price
    • children 4 years and younger, stay free of charge.
  • Activities

    • we only do morning and afternoon game drives in open game-viewing vehicles, accompanied by informed and professional game rangers
  • Wildlife, Birdlife & Nature

    Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa's prime safari destinations. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities. Madikwe is home to 66 mammal species including the Big Five and more than 300 resident and migrant bird species.

  • Directions

    Access to Motswiri Private Game Lodge is either by road or by air.
    It is about 4.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg via the N4.

    The lodge is easily accessible by Private Charter or the daily Madikwe Shuttle into the Madikwe Western Airstrip just 30 minutes from Motswiri Private Safari Lodge.

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    Lodge Deck Fireplace at Motswiri Private Safari Lodge Lodge Pool Lodge Lounge

    exquisitely appointed main lodge some of the best views in Madikwe nestled under a canopy of trees