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Your homely hideaway in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Your private bush snuggery within the Greater Kruger National Park, Geiger’s Camp is the proud new addition to Motswari Private Game Reserve. Perched on a ridge with panoramic views of Big Five terrain, this luxury safari camp fuses tasteful elegance with historic, rustic charm.

Hotel Activities

There’s no better view of the bush than a birds eye one, and this is exactly what Giraffe’s Nest offers. Here, you spend the night in luxurious comfort yet at one with the wilderness, high in an elevation of an expertly crafted treehouse overlooking Xanatsi Dam.

Giraffe’s Nest offers all the comfort and indulgence of Geiger’s Camp, with sumptuous beds and cosy chairs on the viewing deck, as well as an eco-bathroom, so there’s no need to climb down from your platform above the bush.  To feel truly seamless with nature, you can leave the front section of the roof open to gaze at the canopy of stars from your bed while listening to the calls of hyena, lion and nightjar. If rain is coming, you simply cover up with the retractable canvas roof.

If Giraffe’s Nest is your choice for the night, you’ll be escorted to the dam shortly before sunset, with our guide detailing the evening ahead before leaving you alone to enjoy the tranquility and privacy of this inspired addition to the Motswari portfolio until the following morning. Drinks and a delectable dinner are included.

Engage all five senses in a surreal journey by foot during an overnight walking safari. This is a special, up close and personal experience of the bush, very different to a game drive. You will see animals, birds and insects, experiencing them as though you were a bush creature yourself, while learning about the diverse flora of this area courtesy your knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will find that as you walk through the bush, your mind unclutters and a heady meditation sets in, assisted with a mantra of pungent bush smells and the crunch, crunch, crunching of your feet.

If you choose an overnight walking safari, you will be picked up from Geiger’s Camp to have lunch at Motswari lodge, then head off afterwards with your guide to a chosen destination, stopping along the way. As the day eases to sunset, you’ll spot a tented campsite tucked under trees, deep in the bush. Your guide will rustle up a fire and prepare a delicious meal. The tents are kitted out with proper beds and all the luxuries you may need, including a bush bathroom.

Fall asleep to sounds of nocturnal wildlife. Listen out for the deep purring of an elephant, the howl of a hyena. Then wake up fresh to a steaming cup of tea of coffee, before heading off on another bush walk meditation, returning to the lodge for brunch.

The Big Five (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo) are abundant in this part of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and even if your stay is short, you are sure to encounter all of these amazing animals during your game drives from Geiger’s Camp.  Not forgetting the other plains game and the smaller creatures that contribute to this elaborate and ancient natural ecosystem … they are just as fascinating. Our guides are residents of the area, so along with their extensive scientific knowledge, they have an intimate and passionate bond with the bushveld and its denizens. Chad Cocking, for one, grew up here as a boy, and after graduating with a degree in environmental management, has returned to the place he loves to be the head field guide.

The best way to experience the bush is to really slow down and closely observe your surroundings over time, so the game drives are three-and-a-half hours long in open Land Rovers, at sunrise and sunset, ensuring that you’re treated to the loveliest scenes of nature and wildlife that the Timbavati has to offer. Sunsets in Africa are said to be like nowhere else on earth, so the sunset game drives which ease into the evening, are a must, not least because a vast cast of nocturnal wildlife takes the stage, including hyena, honey-badger, civet, bush babies and owls. Birdwatchers, meanwhile, will find a huge array of winged ones to tick off, as there are over 350 bird species to be spotted year-round.

For an even more intimate interaction with the wild, you can request a guided walking safari  with one of our experienced and armed trailguides, who will answer any question that comes to mind.

Hotel Facilities
  • Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers
  • Bush walks by arrangement
  • Overnight Walking Safari with experienced guides (optional extra).
  • Diner and night in a treehouse, Giraffe’s Nest (optional extra)
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Library with fireplace
  • Boma and bush dinners
  • Pre-lunch safari interest talks
  • Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner
  • Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge
Geiger’s Camp Facilities

Hotel Accommodation

Geiger’s Camp originated as a traditional-style family home for the late Roland Geiger, and it retains this homely feel, elevated to luxury accommodation standard. An exclusive little hideaway built from rock and stone, it has four Private Bedrooms, which makes this camp ideal for a private booking for family or a group of friends.

Each suite is different, tastefully styled by owner Marion Geiger-Orengo, an artist by profession, along with her friend and collaborator, Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss. Sumptuous antique and art deco chairs, an old chest with its own story, a room divider with leather inset next to a hanging brass lamp … each room is an eclectic treasure trove of furniture, meticulously chosen and appointed a space on a cool, screed floor. In the spacious bathrooms are freestanding, ball-and-claw baths and copper basins that complement the feel of being on safari in a more genteel era. Or you can cool off under an outdoor shower.

Marion’s paintings personalize each room, which have their own private decks overlooking the bush, though most of your time will be spent on the main deck, a beautifully decorated vista full of texture and colour, punctuated by an oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush. Here you will take your meals, which are arranged according to your specific needs. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines. You will also dine occasionally in a quaint Boma within the camp.

The library, meanwhile, is a serene snuggery full of wildlife books, Africana and object d’art that speak of the Geiger family heritage and their love of nature, like the collection of wooden crocodiles amassed by the family over 30 years and sprawled over a wall next to the fireplace.

Geiger’s Camp Accommodation

Geiger’s Camp Accommodation

Our Location
Limpopo | South Africa
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Limpopo, Africa

Geiger’s Camp is two kilometers from Motswari Private Game Lodge, which is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. Once you check into Motswari, you are driven by Land Rover to Geiger’s Camp, and you can be fetched to visit the main Motswari lodge at any time, simply by arrangement with staff at the camp.

The drive from Johannesburg takes about six hours, and Motswari can be easily reached by road from Durban or Phalaborwa. We suggest you fly to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate airport as the road transfer to Motswari is short; 2 daily flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo and flights 3 times per week from Cape Town International Airport are landing in Hoedspruit. You can also catch a 45 minute flight from Johannesburg’s  to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) near Nelspruit, but the drive to the Lodge is longer From Hoedspruit to Motswari the drive is 50 minutes on the Timbavati road through the Greater Kruger National Park, where you’ll likely get your first sightings of African wildlife.

In addition, chartered flights are available to land at Motswari’s private airstrip, where guests are given a VIP welcome. Road transfers from Hoedspruit, and both road and air transfers from KMIA, are arranged with us at Motswari, so don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your travel requirements prior to your stay.

Please download our detailed road map, plus directions from Durban, Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Johannesburg and Pretoria.


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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 15 793 1718
Fax: +27 86 514 9360
reception@motswari.co.za

Physical Address:
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Limpopo, Africa

Postal Address:
PO Box 2
Hoedspruit
1380

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Your homely hideaway in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Your private bush snuggery within the Greater Kruger National Park, Geiger’s Camp is the proud new addition to Motswari Private Game Reserve. Perched on a ridge with panoramic views of Big Five terrain, this luxury safari camp fuses tasteful elegance with historic, rustic charm.

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The Big Five (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo) are abundant in this part of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and even if your stay is short, you are sure to encounter all of these amazing animals during your game drives from Geiger’s Camp.  Not forgetting the other plains game and the smaller creatures that contribute to this elaborate and ancient natural ecosystem … they are just as fascinating. Our guides are residents of the area, so along with their extensive scientific knowledge, they have an intimate and passionate bond with the bushveld and its denizens. Chad Cocking, for one, grew up here as a boy, and after graduating with a degree in environmental management, has returned to the place he loves to be the head field guide.

The best way to experience the bush is to really slow down and closely observe your surroundings over time, so the game drives are three-and-a-half hours long in open Land Rovers, at sunrise and sunset, ensuring that you’re treated to the loveliest scenes of nature and wildlife that the Timbavati has to offer. Sunsets in Africa are said to be like nowhere else on earth, so the sunset game drives which ease into the evening, are a must, not least because a vast cast of nocturnal wildlife takes the stage, including hyena, honey-badger, civet, bush babies and owls. Birdwatchers, meanwhile, will find a huge array of winged ones to tick off, as there are over 350 bird species to be spotted year-round.

For an even more intimate interaction with the wild, you can request a guided walking safari  with one of our experienced and armed trailguides, who will answer any question that comes to mind.

  • Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers
  • Bush walks by arrangement
  • Overnight Walking Safari with experienced guides (optional extra).
  • Diner and night in a treehouse, Giraffe’s Nest (optional extra)
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Library with fireplace
  • Boma and bush dinners
  • Pre-lunch safari interest talks
  • Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner
  • Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge

Geiger’s Camp originated as a traditional-style family home for the late Roland Geiger, and it retains this homely feel, elevated to luxury accommodation standard. An exclusive little hideaway built from rock and stone, it has four Private Bedrooms, which makes this camp ideal for a private booking for family or a group of friends.

Each suite is different, tastefully styled by owner Marion Geiger-Orengo, an artist by profession, along with her friend and collaborator, Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss. Sumptuous antique and art deco chairs, an old chest with its own story, a room divider with leather inset next to a hanging brass lamp … each room is an eclectic treasure trove of furniture, meticulously chosen and appointed a space on a cool, screed floor. In the spacious bathrooms are freestanding, ball-and-claw baths and copper basins that complement the feel of being on safari in a more genteel era. Or you can cool off under an outdoor shower.

Marion’s paintings personalize each room, which have their own private decks overlooking the bush, though most of your time will be spent on the main deck, a beautifully decorated vista full of texture and colour, punctuated by an oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush. Here you will take your meals, which are arranged according to your specific needs. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines. You will also dine occasionally in a quaint Boma within the camp.

The library, meanwhile, is a serene snuggery full of wildlife books, Africana and object d’art that speak of the Geiger family heritage and their love of nature, like the collection of wooden crocodiles amassed by the family over 30 years and sprawled over a wall next to the fireplace.

Geiger’s Camp is two kilometers from Motswari Private Game Lodge, which is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. Once you check into Motswari, you are driven by Land Rover to Geiger’s Camp, and you can be fetched to visit the main Motswari lodge at any time, simply by arrangement with staff at the camp.

The drive from Johannesburg takes about six hours, and Motswari can be easily reached by road from Durban or Phalaborwa. We suggest you fly to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate airport as the road transfer to Motswari is short; 2 daily flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo and flights 3 times per week from Cape Town International Airport are landing in Hoedspruit. You can also catch a 45 minute flight from Johannesburg’s  to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) near Nelspruit, but the drive to the Lodge is longer From Hoedspruit to Motswari the drive is 50 minutes on the Timbavati road through the Greater Kruger National Park, where you’ll likely get your first sightings of African wildlife.

In addition, chartered flights are available to land at Motswari’s private airstrip, where guests are given a VIP welcome. Road transfers from Hoedspruit, and both road and air transfers from KMIA, are arranged with us at Motswari, so don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your travel requirements prior to your stay.

Please download our detailed road map, plus directions from Durban, Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 15 793 1718
Fax: +27 86 514 9360 reception@motswari.co.za

Physical Address:
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Limpopo, Africa

Postal Address:
PO Box 2
Hoedspruit
1380