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Tswalu Kalahari
Tswalu Kalahari

Tswalu is a genuinely unique environment within the arid savanna of Southern Africa and offers three biomes – dunes, plains and mountains. The presence of the Korannaberg mountains forms a vast basin acting as a natural and much-needed rainfall catchment area, creating a healthy water table and encouraging a large and successful diversity of life - with about eighty species of mammals and two hundred and forty species of birds.

The focus of the Tswalu Kalahari experience is to expose guests to the wonders of this unique Kalahari ecosystem. The professionally trained guides are encouraged to explore all aspects of this ecosystem including plant life, insects, birds, reptiles and the smaller mammals and to help guests to understand the importance of conservation with particular reference to Tswalu's vast and unique wilderness.

Tswalu is home to much of the "charismatic" African big game; including the big cats; lion, cheetah and leopard, and other bushveld species such as wild dog, buffalo and desert black rhino. Tswalu has developed into a vast private reserve of unique biodiversity and natural beauty, offering a haven to many rare and endangered species, including aardvark, aardwolf and the highly sought after pangolin.

All guests are encouraged to experience a variety of game-viewing opportunities over and above the regular safari drives, which are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles - from guided bush walks, leisurely horseback safaris, to spending time with the habituated meerkats.

Tswalu inspires a new sustainable way of life with its long term vision of restoring the wilderness for future generations. It's an inspirational legacy which redefines wilderness conservation, the safari and guest experiences, community engagement, and research.

Accommodation options available at Tswalu Kalahari include Motse Suites, including family suites and the Tarkuni Private Villa.

Motse Suites

At The Motse, just eighteen adults can be accommodated in nine individual suites; capturing the soul of the Kalahari in design and materials made from desert sand, rock and thatch, with every comfort imaginable! The six Motse's private spaces include open romantic fireplaces, private sun decks and spacious living areas with separate dressing and study areas. The spaces allow the eyes to travel past the waterhole and to the savannah beyond.

The Motse aligns beautifully with nature, and the architecture creates moments of warmth and coolness while offering seclusion and moments of shared memories. The expansive and articulately adorned guest suites are illuminated at dawn with the rising sun from behind. Pools of shadow dance before the room from the indigenous trees, until the warmth of the Kalahari sun, comes directly overhead.

The nine legae (suites) create a 'village' of just nine houses (three of which feature a second bedroom for children)

Tswalu Kalahari
Tswalu Kalahari
Tswalu Kalahari

Tarkuni Private Villa

Tarkuni is an oasis of serenity with beguiling views on every side. Perfectly positioned amid two rolling mountain ranges, this private homestead accommodates up to ten guests in five luxurious bedrooms, each with private en-suites and boasting a vast open-plan lounge and dining room. The villa also offers an intimate mezzanine library. The covered deck leads to a tsala and swimming pool, offering privacy and seclusion. Guest staying at the Tarkuni Private Villa enjoy a dedicated safari guide and vehicle with an expert tracker, while a personal assistant and housekeeper will ensure your overall comfort.

Tswalu Kalahari

Property Details

Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve, North West Cape, South Africa
9 Luxury Suites + 1 Private Villa
Guest Room Facilities
Safe, Charging Points, Fan, Verandah, Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, Tea & Coffee, Mini bar
Camp Facilities
Pool, Bar, Gym, Library, Spa, Boutique
Family Policy
Families Welcome
Safari, Bird Watching, Night Drives, Walking Safari, Rhino Tracking
Available Services
Private Dining, Massages, Credit Card, Laundry Service Complimentary
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Curio Purchases, Gratuities
Why Tswalu Kalahari South Africa?
Family Owned and Operated, Exclusive, Superier Wildlife Viewing, Cuisine

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