Immersive morning and evening safari-viewing opportunities.Find out more
Experience an African adventure at Geiger’s Camp, where extraordinary attention to detail and immense personal care are the standard. Here, perched on a ridge within Motswari Private Game Reserve, you’ll be presented with panoramic views of the Sharalumi River and Big Five terrain. It’s a haven of privacy and tranquillity.
A luxury bush abode with elevated artistic flair
Geiger’s Camp was originally a traditional family house and thus maintains a homely atmosphere, beyond its luxuriousness.
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Geiger’s Camp at Motswari Private Game Reserve
Timbavati and Umbabat, Limpopo, South Africa, 1380
Services and Facilities
- Wi-Fi Available in public areas.
- Oval infinity pool Offering uninterrupted bush views.
- Secure parking Available throughout.
- In-room massages Book via reception.
- Laundry services Available at an additional cost.
- Curio shop Keepsakes and artworks.
Safari walk at Motswari
Discover nature’s details on special guided safari walks.Find out more
Motswari library & art gallery
Get comfy with a book or browse the artwork collection.Find out more
Executive Chef, Grace Chimakowa and the team of female chefs pour passion into every African-inspired dish, sure to delight your senses.View dining
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- Children under the age of six are only permitted to stay at Motswari when the camp is booked for exclusive use.
- Children six years and older may join on game drives at the guide’s discretion; no children under the age of six may go on game drives.
- Persons must be 16 years or older to go on bush walks.
- Persons must be 18 years or older to stay at Giraffe’s Nest Hide.
To ensure that you have a comfortable and memorable safari experience, we recommend that you include the following items when packing:
- Light-weight clothing
- Warm clothing, including items such as a jacket, scarf and beanie
- Waterproof jacket
- Insect repellent
- Small flashlight
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need further info.
To encourage you to enjoy a light “digital detox” and enhance the level of relaxation you experience during your Geiger’s Camp visit, we only offer Wi-Fi connectivity in the lounge and dining areas.
We recommend not making use of your cell phone in the boma during seated dinners as this detracts from the experience and may be disturbing to other guests.
Geiger's Camp and Motswari Private Game Reserve falls within a malaria area. We recommend that you contact your local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures that you should take for visits to this region.
Motswari Private Game Reserve is now offering Covid-19 PCR tests on-site. With many countries requiring a test to be conducted within 72 hours of departure, Motswari wanted to provide its guests with the option to do their test in a safe and convenient way on the property. This means that you no longer have to leave the lodge early or sacrifice a day of your holiday in order to get your C-19 PCR test done.
The tests are conducted by qualified, registered practitioners from Africa Safe-T and processed at Ampath Laboratories – one of the leading testing facilities in South Africa.
To book your test at Motswari, contact +27 15 793 1718 or email email@example.com.
We uphold a Safe & Clean Commitment, focused on enhancing cleaning practices, guest interactions and workplace protocols to address the hygiene challenges presented by COVID-19. In addition, 100% of our hotel’s staff members are fully vaccinated. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information portal.
The breathtaking Timbavati and Umbabat Nature Reserves form part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves region, which borders on the Kruger National Park.
The reserves share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. You can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments.
Learn more about Limpopo, South Africa here.
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.
Read more about changing seasons in our blog, Falling for the Timbavati, here.
Yes, there is an additional conservation levy, which needs to be paid on arrival.
Conservation levies for the period 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023:
1. Fully Catered Lodges – R510 per person per night (Adults)
2. Fully Catered Lodges - R255 per person per night (Children)
3. Self Catering Camps – R200 per person per night (Adults and Children)
4. The conservation levy as quoted is VAT Inclusive.
South African and African citizens and residents conservation levy will also remain applicable to all TPNR lodges for the 2023 year and these will match the Self Catering Camps at R200 per person per night (Adults and Children).
For purposes of clarity, Adults are defined as anyone 12 years and older, Children are defined as anyone under the age of 12 years old.
This movement was founded in 2014 after a rhino was killed on the reserve. Run by Geiger's Camp and Motswari's owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, and supported by a number of well-known ambassadors, Rhino Disharmony aims to create a global voice against rhino poaching through the participation of artists from around the world. They create artworks and use their platforms to spark conversation and draw necessary attention to the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. Funding raised through various initiatives and productions is distributed to worthy projects and educational efforts around the country to prevent the unnecessary killing of these incredible creatures.
To find out more, please visit the Rhino Disharmony website.
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What Our Clients Say
We were lucky enough to have our Honeymoon at Geiger’s Camp and all I can say is WOW, WOW & WOW again.Lulu
Motswari Geiger's Camp is PHENOMENAL. Our trackers were second to none and made the trip so incredibly special.Sarah B
Wonderful place to escape from the busy world. Staff are super friendly and attentive to all guests needs. Food is outstanding. Tracker and guide do their best to give everyone the best possible game drive twice a day. Every day.Dianne Jones
Agent rates’ application forms
Agents and operators can apply for STO rates through the link below, or download the Geiger's Camp at Motswari factsheet/brochure and imagery.