Motswiri Lodge
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Madikwe 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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Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice

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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, forms an integral part of The Madikwe Collection’s exclusive portfolio of lodges.


As its name suggests, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering guests a personal bush experience, which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge offer some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the tranquil feel given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwoods) under which the lodge’s main building and five luxury bush villas nestle.

Motswiri has luxurious accommodation, with each bush villa offering stunning views from private decks and multiple-slider bedrooms and bathrooms. Add double-sided fire places, air-conditioning/ ceiling fans, stunning bathrooms and an outdoor shower and you have a bush experience second to none. Then our Family Villa offer three rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Luxury Family villa boasts a private lounge area leading out onto a private deck and pool.

At the main area of the lodge enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the 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.

Staff offer personal service in a relaxed but professional manner and the twice daily game drives 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.

Motswiri offers the option of individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge for groups. The lodge is ideal for corporate, family / friend groups of up to ten people who do not wish to share the facilities with other guests.

Motswiri is a mere 3-1⁄2 hours drive from Johannesburg or for utter indulgence, guests can opt for a fly-in safari to the reserves all weather airstrip.

Scheduled daily charters are available via the Federal Air Madikwe Charter Joint Venture Partnership. Lodge tariffs include luxury accommodation, two fabulous game drives per day and all meals.



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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 


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.

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.

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.