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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Geiger’s Camp Set For February Opening In Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Superbly located in the Motswari Private Game Reserve, surrounded by the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and bordering the Kruger National Park, Geiger’s Camp reopens after a complete refurbishment on 15 February 2014.


Offering a classic safari experience combined with modern convenience and an emphasis on authenticity crafted over years of commitment to the photographic safari industry, this intimate camp will soon be the preference of many.
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Passionate about wildlife and conservation, German businessman Paul Geiger and his family have owned Motswari for over 35 years. Dedicated to sustainable tourism practices, the newly revamped camp will honour his name and heritage especially as the Geiger family continues to champion environmental conservation with the achievement of Gold Class status on the 2013 Heritage Environmental Certification Programme. This exceptional accomplishment is testament to the care and concern put daily into sustainable practice.
Says Marion Geiger of the new camp: “My father was the first to plant roots here. As the next generation it is our responsibility to nurture them. Just as the name Motswari means “to keep and conserve” in Tswana, so we continue to  care for this reserve. We offer a space where family and friends can enjoy time together in total privacy and relaxation.”
Then with a tone of laughter, she continues: “So much so, that we want them to kick their shoes off and enjoy this exclusive environment as though it were their own.”
Well-suited within the established portfolio of Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges, this camp presents guests with a story of two generations of the Geiger family.
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Overlooking the magnificent Nhlaralumi River, the camp’s two stone houses accommodate eight guests in four spacious ensuite
bedrooms; alternatively small groups of up to 10 makes it the perfect private retreat. A relaxing lounge area and wrap-around veranda offer views of the magnificent Timbavati bushveld and Africa’s thrilling wildlife. Alternatively, an organic rim-flow swimming pool is the perfect retreat for guests to relax and cool down in the heat of the mid-day sun.
The romanticism of this authentic safari experience is tethered by the eclectic interior décor and its natural surrounds.
Pieced together from years of dedicated antique and memorabilia collecting by Marion and her (French) husband Fabrice Orengo de Lamazière, the camp’s unconventional twists reflect the lighthearted sense of humour shared by the couple.
Artefacts and paintings, some by Marion herself (renowned artist in her own right), will intrigue many and appeal to avid collectors and lovers of a creative world. All combined, it reflects a conservationist’s Africa rather than the clichéd colonial style often associated with African game lodges.
“The camp’s immediate appeal stems from the careful location and delicate way in which it has been crafted around trees and their natural habitat,” describes Marion in what led to the creation of Geiger’s Camp, once the home of her late brother, Roland who dedicated himself to continuing the legacy of their father’s devotion upon which the camp was founded. “Careful consideration and extreme care has gone into creating the unexpected. However it is more than that Geiger’s Camp resonates with a soul which captures the hearts of all,” she concludes.
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