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Marakele: Motswere Guest Cottage

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mh_baer
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Re: Marakele: Nari Guest House?

Unread postby mh_baer » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:46 pm

Thanks for your post, Hippotragus :clap: and the corrections you made to the marketing text. I couldn't believe the "10 minutes from the main gate". Even to Tlopi you need more than 30 minutes. And the position of the picture I made of the signpost is an additional 10 minutes from Tlopi. Plus 5 kms to Motswere makes the 1 hr you mention...
Did you have to drive to Tlopi to report the problems or did you have coverage with the cellphone (which can sometimes be difficult in Tlopi Camp)?
Did you make any photos that you can post?

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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:21 pm

Hi mh_baer. The cellphone reception (Vodacom) was very up and down! We did manage to phone the Gate Office to get the guys out.

I don't really have pics, but I think someone from SANParks is going to post some soon. The house itself is not "pretty" - it is a plain old farmhouse, but they have equipped it very well.
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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby Divhani » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:07 pm

Hey everyone,

Have not been here in a while and will try to make sure i engage more often.
I appreciate all the posting on Motswere guesthouse- we will make sure that we address all your concerns and also keep the standard where we are doing well.

We have a wet weather in Pretoria.

Hope you are having a good day wherever you are.

Best regards,
Divhani

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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby Inekemorris » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:12 am

We are going to stay at Motswere next weekend but read scary stuff on Hellopeter abou it. Apparently there are brokens winndows, a broken kettle, no bulbs in the lamps and not clean. Can anyone confirm that this is not the case? We're going with 2 little children and need these things to be fixed/working.

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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:10 am

Dear Innekemorris,

Many thanks for the query. Those issues relate to an earlier complaint a few months ago and have been addressed. You should be fine. Kindly feedback me at joep.stevens@sanparks.org on your experience?

With kind regards.

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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby Inekemorris » Fri May 03, 2013 7:30 pm

We have just returned from Motswere Guesthouse at Marakele and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We do feel there are wonderful opportunities to give the place more character but besides the access road which was appalling to say the least (and we had a 4x4), it is a lovely getaway for a group of people. You can visit it with a happy heart.

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Re: Marakele: New Accomodation: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri May 03, 2013 7:46 pm

Good to hear, thank you, Inekemorris :D
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Re: Marakele: Motswere Guest Cottage

Unread postby MNEL » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:42 am

We stayed at Motswere for the past weekend and fell in love with not only Marakele but also the cottage! It was in immaculate condition and had everything that we needed. My 2 year old son had a ball riding his little plastic motorbike up to the main gate and back for hours on end and we spend most of the day sitting on the big stoep enjoying the fantastic view of the mountains and bush. We even had an elephant bull come greet us during our first evening braai....10m away from where we were standing (luckily behind the fence!) and also heard lions and saw prints around the camp.
We will definitily visit again...thanks to SANPARKS for keeping this place so neat and really impressing us this weekend. PS -the road to the cottage is not that bad anymore either.


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