The Magic of Motswari

It could be argued that a safari destination is only as good as the experience it offers to those who wander the globe in search of adventure, and of course, a deeper connection to the natural world. The information age and the vast plethora of options that come with it, make for a dizzying encounter when choosing your dream destination to discover the true magic of the African continent. Let’s imagine, for a moment, a safari, in the African bush. What do you imagine this to be like?

Tucked away in the wildest, most remote parts of the South African bush lies Motswari Private Game Reserve. For 49 years now, Motswari has been sharing its magic with many people from all over the world. It is a place that people return to year after year because they just cannot get enough of what this special place has to offer. The untamed wilderness of the Timbavati Umbabat is a haven for all creatures big and small – a sensory surprise for even the most intrepid traveler. Nurtured by loving hands and kind souls you can feel how this well-oiled machine has been at the forefront of the best safari destinations in the world.

So what is it that makes Motswari so special? It’s the soul of this place that really sets it apart from anything else. When we talk of the soul of Motswari, we are talking of the synergy between the wildlife encounters, the people, the lodge and its location – it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. So many people leave Motswari speaking the words; “this is the best thing I have ever done in my life”.

Firstly, let’s look at the wildlife encounters. There’s a possibility that you may be prompted not to leave the relative safety of your bungalow’s patio due to the imposing presence of a buffalo bull devouring the vegetation in front of your room. Perhaps, you might be lucky enough to lock eyes with an astonishingly beautiful leopardess as she slinks past the open-roofed safari vehicle within, what seems like, touching distance. Ingrained in the repertoire of all the safari guides is the notion of delivering an unforgettable, well-rounded safari experience. The focus is about sharing incredibly intimate spaces with the animals and imparting a connection that one cannot explain with words. It is simply mind-blowing on both a spiritual and physical level.

Of course, the wildlife will always steal the show on most occasions, but the people that work here are nothing short of amazing. They really are the glue that binds everything together. The Motswari people are the lifeblood that gives the lodge its incredibly warm atmosphere and special charm. The relaxed but professional approach to guest interaction creates a softer more human experience like receiving loving affection from a long-lost friend. This energy keeps many travelers smiling from deep within. In truth, our saying, “arrive as a visitor, leave as a friend” couldn’t be more apt.

Motswari holds a special kind of magic. An extraordinary place deep within the wilds of Africa where one can unwind and indulge in the spoils of a classic safari. As English explorer, William Burchell, once said “Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” Let us show you the wonder of Motswari.

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