Tswalu Kalahari

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Tswalu offers a true wilderness experience on the southernmost edge of the Kalahari


  • South Africa's largest privately protected game reserve with over 110 000 hectares of traversing land
  • Guaranteed access to a private safari vehicle
  • Guests have the freedom and flexibility to explore the remote reaches of the reserve in their own time and at their own pace

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Tswalu Kalahari
  • Tswalu is located in a malaria-free area
  • There are child-friendly swimming pools at both camps
  • Children under 12 stay absolutely free with their parents in a suite at The Motse (maximum two)
  • Three specially designed family suites easily accommodate larger families with younger children

The detail

Tswalu Kalahari is known as South Africa's largest private game reserve with over 110 000 hectares of traversing land. Tswalu offers extraordinary privacy in which to explore a rare and vast wilderness and is the perfect combination with other South African destinations like Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. Safari.com boasts an incredible tour that combines these three destinations perfectly - 11 Day Cape Town, Tswalu & Kruger

Tswalu Motse - The Motse is a luxury camp with 9 private guest legae (Tswala for ‘home’) set at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains with sweeping views of the Kalahari. Three of the legae have been designed specifically for families, with 2 separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, connecting to a luxurious separate living room.

The main house features elevated decks, elegant lounges, an infinity pool, a secluded spa, mezzanine library, satellite TV and an endless view over the savannahs.

Tswalu Tarkuni - Set amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is an oasis of serenity with beguiling views on every side. The private homestead offers five luxurious en-suite bedrooms for the exclusive use of a multigenerational family of a party of friends, each with its own private deck and star bed and boasts a vast open-plan lounge and dining room, an intimate mezzanine library, and a spa therapy suite. A covered deck leads to a private tsala and swimming pool.

The homestead has its own dedicated team including a host and private chef to ensure meticulous and completely personal service. A private vehicle, personal field guide, and tracker complete this bespoke safari experience.

Tswalu Loapi - Suspended between earth and sky, Loapi evokes the carefree, nomadic spirit of camping and a return to a true wildernessexperience. Resting lightly on the land are six tented safari homes (four x 1 bedroom and two x 2 bedrooms), each a private,contemporary micro camp inviting deep engagement with the southern Kalahari in all its unfettered, changeable beauty.

Tswalu Kalahari is home to the magnificent black-maned lions, critically endangered desert black rhino, elusive pangolin and aardvark, over 77 species of mammals, approximately 240 species of birds and an abundance of insect life. There are more species of butterfly to be found at Tswalu than in the entire British Isles.

Activities offered at Tswalu include open-vehicle game drives tailored to your interests, guided bush walks, horseback riding, and the option of a unique sleep-out experience in the bush.

Tswala Kalahari is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a private and unique safari getaway.

Price includes

  • All meals including boma dinners to bush picnics, All beverages and full selection from an award-winning wine-list
  • Activities at Tswalu Kalahari include Walking Safaris, Horse-back rides, Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker, Night drives, Habituated meerkats experience
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 nights and pay 50% on last night OR Stay 5 nights, Pay 4 nights OR Stay 7 nights, Pay 5 nights
Last minute SPECIAL
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Honeymoon Retreat Stay 4 nights and pay 50% on last night (Applicable to Loapi and Motse)
$ 1780 USD
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SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

11 Day Cape Town, Tswalu and Kruger
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4 Nights at the 5-Star Ellerman House - Accommodation in a Superior House Room and breakfast
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3 Nights at the 5-Star Tswalu Lodge All meals including boma dinners to bush picnics, All beverages and full selection from an award-winning wine-list
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3 Nights at the 5-Star Dulini Moya Lodge - Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks
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Activities at Tswalu Kalahari include Walking Safaris, Horse-back rides, Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker, Night drives, Habituated meerkats experience
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$ 1390 USD
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