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Motswari Launches a New Wellness Concept

Wellness outdoors African Retreat by Motswari

An African Retreat by Motswari Private Game Reserve, opening this month in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, marks a notable addition to the region’s hospitality landscape. The standalone camp, boasting four bedrooms, joins Motswari’s array of accommodation options. These include Geiger’s Camp, Motswari Private Game Reserve and Giraffe’s Nest. Now, they are introducing an innovative wellness concept to South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park.

Marion Geiger Orengo, the owner of Motswari Private Game Reserve says the African Retreat by Motswari is designed to foster tranquility, restore the harmony between mind and body, and deepen one’s connection to nature. In fact, it offers guests an opportunity to detach themselves from life’s hectic pace and indulge in experiences tailored to promote relaxation and holistic well-being.

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Accommodation at the African Retreat by Motswari has been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere of wholeness and stillness. Each of the four private bungalows is adorned with unique décor and thoughtful details aimed at shifting guests’ mindsets during their stay. The two Superior Bungalows – Maroela and Tamboti – offer expansive views of the riverbed, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. Equipped with amenities like air-conditioning, ceiling fans and luxury bathroom essentials, these bungalows provide a tranquil sanctuary. Meanwhile, the retreat’s pair of Luxury Bungalows – Mopani and Ebony – offer even more space and distinct vistas. Ultimately, this ensures a truly rejuvenating escape.

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Move, Meditate and Mend

Set amidst the beauty of the bush, the communal lodge area overlooks a river-facing infinity pool and deck. The area provides a picturesque backdrop for relaxation and reflection. Here, guests can partake in yoga, meditation and other wellness activities, or unwind with a treatment in the outdoor spa. In fact, guests can book the camp’s three- or four-day wellness retreats, which are personally curated by Wellness Retreat Facilitator, Roeline Hansen. In essence, these holistic itineraries allow guests to engage in transformative wellness practices, including breathwork, yoga, tai chi or qigong. Not to mention magical storytelling beside the fire, stargazing and intention-setting journaling. Additionally, experiences like meditation, art therapy and educational workshops are also available.

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An Authentic Celebration of African Cuisine

Furthermore, the lodge offers dining experiences like no other, celebrating the richness of African cuisine. The chefs incorporate locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking methods to impress their guests in the most wonderful, captivating outdoor settings where open flames and smoke play an integral part in the dining experience. Every dish brings with it the magic of regional produce – from African grains and wild berries, to sustainably sourced venison, fresh vegetables and local herbs. African Retreat by Motswari blends nature and nourishment in every meal, with the chefs collaborating closely with the guides to bring the adventure of the bush straight to the plate.

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“African Retreat by Motswari introduces a completely unique transformative travel concept in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park region. It speaks to the modern traveller’s desire to find hospitality experiences that improve and enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being,” says Neil Markovitz, CEO of Newmark Hotels & Reserves.

With Motswari Private Game Reserve at the forefront of integrating hospitality and wellness in Africa, the retreat marks a significant milestone in the region’s tourism landscape. It offers guests a sanctuary for rejuvenation and self-discovery.

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