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Introducing African Retreat by Motswari: A New Wellness Haven in Greater Kruger

The renowned Motswari Private Game Reserve is unveiling a transformative wellness experience with the launch of African Retreat by Motswari. Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this brand-new, standalone 4-bedroom camp adds to Motswari’s distinguished accommodations, including Geiger’s Camp, Motswari Private Game Reserve, and Giraffe’s Nest. This new retreat offers a unique wellness concept amidst South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park.

A Sanctuary of Tranquility and Wholeness

“African Retreat by Motswari is designed to enhance tranquility, restore mind-body harmony, and deepen your connection to nature,” says Marion Geiger Orengo, owner of Motswari Private Game Reserve. This new retreat provides a sanctuary for guests to unplug from life’s demanding rhythms and indulge in restorative experiences.

Luxurious Accommodation

African Retreat by Motswari features four private bungalows, each designed to promote wholeness and stillness. The Maroela and Tamboti Superior Bungalows, ranging from 30 to 40 square meters, offer stunning views of the riverbed. These spacious accommodations transition seamlessly from interior to exterior, featuring:

  • Bedrooms with two three-quarter extra-length beds and 300 thread count luxury cotton sheets
  • Bathrooms with double vanity areas, separate dressing rooms, and private outdoor decks
  • Amenities including air-conditioning, ceiling fans, tea and coffee stations, and luxury bathroom products

The Luxury Bungalows are slightly larger, with the Mopani Bungalow offering 40 square meters of bush views and an enclosed outdoor area with a daybed. The Ebony Bungalow, at 50 square meters, boasts a private deck overlooking the riverbed.

Communal Lodge Area

Nestled in the bush, the communal lodge area features a river-facing infinity pool and deck. Guests can enjoy a yoga, meditation, and relaxation area, a library nook, an outdoor spa, and an open-air firepit, dining area, and boma.

Holistic Wellness Experiences

Guests are encouraged to book three- or four-day wellness retreats curated by Wellness Retreat Facilitator Roeline Hansen. These holistic itineraries include:

  • Meditative movement practices like breathwork, yoga, tai chi, or qigong
  • Outdoor spa treatments and bathing experiences
  • Fireside storytelling, stargazing, and intention-setting journaling
  • Meditation, art therapy, and educational workshops
  • A game experience in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, incorporating wellness practices

Culinary Delights

Dining at African Retreat by Motswari is an authentic celebration of African cooking. Meals are prepared outdoors, infusing the atmosphere with the rich aroma of smoke and the warmth of open flames. The culinary experience features:

  • A fusion of traditional techniques and health-conscious choices
  • Regional produce, including African grains, wild berries, sustainably sourced venison, fresh vegetables, and local herbs
  • Collaboration between chefs and guides to deliver a culinary adventure deeply rooted in the essence of the African bush

A Unique Transformative Travel Concept

Neil Markovitz, CEO of Newmark Hotels & Reserves, applauds Motswari for integrating wellness and hospitality in Africa. “African Retreat by Motswari speaks to the modern traveler’s desire for hospitality experiences that improve and enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well-being,” he says. Motswari Private Game Reserve is a longstanding member of the Newmark portfolio, leading the way in hospitality and wellness industry integration.

About Roeline Hansen

Wellness Retreat Facilitator Roeline Hansen brings extensive experience in international wellness programs to her role at African Retreat by Motswari. As a qualified Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, Vipassana Meditation Coach, and Certified Breath Coach, Roeline curates transformative programs to change guests’ mindsets and promote well-being.

Discover African Retreat by Motswari

Experience the unique blend of tranquility, luxury, and holistic wellness at African Retreat by Motswari. Unplug, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature in the heart of Greater Kruger Park. Book your retreat today and embark on a journey towards restorative wholeness.


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