Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest privately owned game reserve (100,000 hectares), and is situated in the heart of the Northern Cape Province. Game-viewing opportunities are unparalleled, with desert-adapted animal species such as desert black rhino, black-maned kalahari lion and loveable meercat encounters, and the reserve's child-friendly approach and malaria-free location make activities and an appreciation of the Kalahari wilderness accessible to individuals and families alike.
Guided walks, private vehicles, horse-back safaris and hot air ballooning are all available as are nights sleeping out under Africa's biggest skies, simply to experience the sunsets, the stars and the silence.
There are only 2 lodges on the entire reserve - the Motse and Tarkuni - meaning only a total of 30 guests can be accommodated at any one time, and therefore privacy and exclusivity are paramount to your experience.
Tarkuni is a private villa set amid rolling hills, offering the ultimate in luxury and personalised service for families and small groups of up to 10 guests. The accommodation offers 5 luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor heated showers, open plan lounge and dining room, a library, a covered patio and swimming pool. Children are welcome at Tarkuni and families can feel perfectly at home. Tarkuni offers the luxury of absolute flexibility with a private game viewing vehicle, as well as a dedicated host and chef.
The Motse - a Tswana word for village - consists of 8 individual stone walled and thatched-roofed legae (small houses/suites). Six legaes sleep 2 guests each, while 2 legaes have been designed with families in mind, each accommodating 4 people. Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor walk-in shower, a large dressing area, an open fireplace and a private sun deck overlooking a waterhole, often leading to unique, unplanned game viewing opportunities.
Featured Special Offer saf-04079
Stay for 5 nights for the price of 4 in a Motse Suite at Tswalu Kalahari in the Northern Cape.
Valid: 1 April 2017 - 16 January 2019.
Prices on request
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Two daily game drives in open safari vehicles; walking safaris led by experienced field guides and trackers; all local beverages; horse riding accompanied by an equestrian guide; baby-sitting; and laundry/ valet services are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
The Tswalu Kalahari and all the arrangement of yours were perfect! Thanks for that :) We really enjoyed the safaris and the flexibility of the lodge staff and specially our ranger Roger was very kind.
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General Information For Guests
All suites have indoor and outdoor showers, an open fireplace, a private sun deck, broadband Wi-Fi access and a direct dial telephone.
The main lodge has an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa and gym, a walk in wine cellar stocked with South African wines, a mezzanine library with satellite TV, and a gift shop. All profits from the gift shop go directly to fund important new research on the reserve.
Tswalu's horses meet the needs of absolute beginner to advanced equestrian alike. Both trail and English saddles are available. Every piece of necessary equipment is provided, in every imaginable size.
Tswalu Kalahari is free of malaria and other tropical diseases.
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