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Geiger’s Camp at Motswari Private Game Reserve Menu

Privacy, elegance with a hint of rustic charm, and a great sense of tranquillity – this is what guests can look forward to at Geiger’s Camp. An opulent African adventure is in store, in the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve. Perched on a ridge, this hideaway boasts panoramic views of the Nhlaralumi River and Big Five terrain.

Geiger’s Camp was originally a traditional family house and thus maintains a homely atmosphere, beyond its luxuriousness. Walls are decorated with stunning artworks, painted by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, brining the splendour of the outdoors inside.

General Information

Check-in and Check-out Times:
Check-in: 13H00
Check-out: 11H00

70 km from Hoedspruit

Child Policy
  • Children under the age of 16 are only permitted when the camp is booked for exclusive use
  • Children must be older than six to participate in game drives
  • Children may join on game drives at the guide’s discretion
  • Persons must be 16 years or older to participate in bush walks
  • Persons must be 18 years or older for the Giraffe’s Nest Hide overnight experience

Physical Address:
Motswari Private Game Reserve
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-24˚ 11.036’ | 31˚ 23.347’

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2


Average Day Temperatures:
31 ˚C (December to March)
28 ˚C (April to May)
26 ˚C (June to September)
30 ˚C (October to November)

220 V
International adaptors are available on a returnable deposit basis.

South African Rand (ZAR)
Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted.
No cheques are accepted.

What to Pack
  • Light-weight clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Warm clothing, including items such as a jacket, scarf and beanie
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Small flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Motswari Private Game Reserve, where Geiger’s Camp is located, is classified as a malaria-free area. It is, however, recommended that guests contact their local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures for visits to this region.

About the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve

The breathtaking Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve is located in a conservation area, known as the Greater Kruger Park that stretches from Mpumalanga into the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments.

The region is easily accessible by air or road and is a six- to seven-hour drive from Johannesburg. The climate in this area is subtropical and rains fall during summer. The warmer months of the year roll in from October to March, whereas winter is from April to September. Generally speaking, daytime temperatures are pleasant, but mornings and evenings can be cool.

Explore Limpopo, South Africa

My husband and I stayed here in February and absolutely loved it! Consistent with other reviews, the service is incredible and the safari drives are very professional and rewarding. It really does feel like home and everyone does their best to make you comfortable. Wildlife viewing was superb, meals were excellent and the room and shared space beautifully appointed. We drove in ourselves. Its a bumpy 4km off the tarred road to Motswari Main Camp where we parked the car. From there, we were picked up by Henry, our guide, and brought to Geiger's Camp. We drove a little compact sized car, so a ride in the big Defender was like night and day on those roads! Its amazing what those vehicles can do. We certainly recommend a safari that provides that type of quality vehicle for your drives to allow for some serious off roading. The accessible area is really big, so it was really cool to be able to explore so many areas on the dirt road and off it!! Henry also made every drive very educational and entertaining. The grounds are kept super clean. Its not very big, but its plenty of space for the few people there (we were 5). The rooms are large, with a nice sitting area to enjoy as well. We just can't say enough about how lovely the place is and how wonderful everyone was. It truly makes a difference when you..

Melissa R - London, Canada

We stayed here for 5 nights in Jan'17 and at the end I wished had booked for another 5. It's simply a paradise on earth in all imaginable ways. The lodge oversees the African bush and we saw some nyalas just next to the lodge, a herd of elephants having a bush lunch just nearby, in addition to giraffes further away (they have high-zoom binoculars so you can see very far). Even better, you can enjoy the view while sipping a drink in the terrace pool. Our room was cool, spacious and beautiful, decorated tastefully with curious objects. The outdoor shower was great! The location is fantastic for game drive and we easily spotted the big five...once even during a single drive! In addition we saw many antelope species, hyenas, a number of birds (gotta love the "suicide bird"!), among others, and the landscape is simply captivating. Our guide Andries and tracker Petros were the greatest and we really enjoyed our casual chats on top of learning so much of the flora and fauna around us. We also did an overnight walking safari (with three-course dinner and a drinks box so large I was struggling to move it) with Marka who helped us to pay attention to small things around us and gave us 101 on tracking (I could still tell the difference between a giraffe and a wildebeest track ;)). Then the staff, or our friends, at the lodge...

AresMistos - Helsinki, Finland

Booked via Pride Lodges and did not know quite what to expect as this was our first safari. The lodge itself is in the middle of a private reserve in the African bush, with only 4 rooms including an indoor & outdoor shower plus bath tub, mini bar, large spacious bed and a private patio at the back of the room overlooking the bush. We had 2 daily game drives each for 3.5 hours with a tracker (Lot) and Guide (Robyn). Both of them made the holiday with their in depth knowledge and each drive offered something unique and different. The food prepared by Grace was always delicious. Ronnie provided much entertainment with his short stories and the service offered by everyone was exceptional. The view on the terrace by the pool was stunning and the noises from the bush was captivating, we heard a lion kill in the middle of the night and it sounded so close! Can not recommend this lodge highly enough

jaz300 - Manchester, United Kingdom


An exclusive hideaway built from rock and stone, Geiger’s Camp comprises four private rooms, each with its own private deck overlooking the bush. This camp is ideally suited to families or small groups of up to six persons travelling together. Each room has been uniquely and tastefully styled by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo along with Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss, bringing together an eclectic mix of furniture and décor. The camp’s main deck has a private oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush, but guests are also able to make use of the Main Camp’s facilities, only two kilometres away.

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Services & Facilities at Geiger's Camp

Complimentary beverage on arrival

Room servicing twice daily


Laundry service


Secure parking

Wi-Fi in public areas


In-room massages


Infinity pool

Special Requests

For any special requests, kindly contact us directly and we will gladly assist.

"Five nights in beautiful room overlooking the waterfront. Staff could not be more helpful and very attentive...."

wolbanger - Christchurch, United Kingdom

"Really well situated, very nice staff, lovely rooms - great views!"

SooseW - Guildford, United Kingdom

"Perfect location next to the waterfront but once inside was a peaceful setting where all the staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay memorable...."

Fynalee - Christchurch, United Kingdom


Dining at Motswari Private Game Reserve is a unique African experience, with a hint of fine dining flair. Meals are taken either at a scenic location out on the trail with one of the highly-trained guides or in the lounge area and, depending on the season, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the open-air boma, a traditional meeting-place. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines.

Visits to Motswari Main Camp and Geiger’s Camp (as well as the Giraffe’s Nest Hide) are inclusive of brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner. Bush breakfasts are specially arranged on occasion. A romantic dinner for two may also be experienced, when staying at Giraffe’s Nest Hide.


Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve’s 15 000 hectares are unspoilt, showcasing the finest of Africa’s natural environment. This scenery as well as a range of activities, amenities and services can be enjoyed at Motswari Private Game Reserve for a complete game experience or simply, a relaxing breakaway.

Daily Schedule

Please note that the daily schedule is adjusted seasonally according to lodge management’s discretion and depending on seasonal changes. The months noted per season are merely an indication and may change without prior notice.

Summer Winter
(October – March) (April – September)
04H45 05H45 Wakeup call
05H00 06H00 Tea and coffee
05H30 06H30 Game drive departs
09H00 10H00 Game drive returns
Morning walk must be arranged with your guide before brunch
14H30 14H00 Guide walk
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only
15H00 14H30 High tea
16H00 15H30 Game drive departs
19H30 19H00 Game drive returns
20H00 19H30 Pre-dinner drinks
20H30 20H00 Dinner

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Tel: +27 15 793 1718 | Fax: +27 86 514 9360 |

Tel: +27 21 427 5900 | Fax: +27 21 427 5901 |

Physical Address:
Motswari Private Game Reserve
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-24˚ 11.036’ | 31˚ 23.347’

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2

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