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Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

4 Days
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US$ 7,119

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is South Africa's largest private game reserve. This vast and magical malaria-free landscape is home to over 80 game species including the Desert Black Rhino and black-maned Kalahari lions.

South Africa’s largest private game reserve, Tswalu covers an area of over 100,000 hectares. It comprises of semi-arid grasslands with wide open savannahs and a diversity of habitats.  This diversity has resulted in an extremely diverse animal population and whilst you will see traditional game, you will also encounter rare antelope species, colonies of meerkats and even aardvark and pangolin.

The two lodges, Motse and Tarkuni, accommodate a maximum of 30 guests. The main lodge is designed with elevated decks, a spacious lounge and dining room, a library, gym, spa, wine cellar, tradional boma and two swimming pools.

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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,119

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Day 1

Arrive Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

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    Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

    Tswalu Kalahari Reserve boasts the ultimate in luxury game reserve accommodation. The Motse Tswana for village, designed to blend inconspicuously into the surrounding mountains, consists of eight spacious legaes (Tswana for homes). Their design reflects the harmonious fusion of classic African style with understated elegance. …

    Tswalu Kalahari Reserve boasts the ultimate in luxury game reserve accommodation. The Motse Tswana for village, designed to blend inconspicuously into the surrounding mountains, consists of eight spacious legaes (Tswana for homes). Their design reflects the harmonious fusion of classic African style with understated elegance. And, set in its own private part of Tswalu between two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is an exclusive, secluded retreat whose charm lies in its remoteness and idyllic tranquility. Each day in the Kalahari dawns over a magnificent landscape. Welcome to a private game reserve where the myriad of shades and textures, sounds and contrasting silences of the wilderness will leave you with a profound sense of peace.

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Days 2 & 3

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

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  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Johannesburg Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wine & spirits)
  • Private Chef, guide, vehicle and tracker
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Horse-back Safaris
  • Laundry


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


Tswalu is situated in the heart of the Northern Cape Province, some 300 kilometers north-west of Kimberley and 270 kilometers north-east of Upington. Johannesburg lies 560 kilometers to the east and Cape Town some 850 kilometers to the south.
Our nearest town is Kuruman, famous for the Kuruman Eye and Moffat Mission from which Dr Livingstone set off into what was then deepest Africa. Tswalu is close to the border with Botswana and within easy driving distance of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. As such, Tswalu represents the gateway to the splendour of the Kalahari.



The main property, the Motse, nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana and our village consists of just eight spacious and secluded “legae” (another Tswana word, for “little house”) or suites.

These legaes are built of local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch. Recently redesigned by world-renowned Boyd Ferguson, our suites define an elegant, barefoot luxury. Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom with an open fire, a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower, and a large dressing and study area. Your private sun deck overlooks a waterhole and the changing Kalahari animals it attracts.

Two legae have been designed especially for families. Each offers two separate bedroom suites with their own en-suite bathrooms, separated by an expansive living room again leading on to a shady, private terrace. These legae are each over 170 square metres in size and create the perfect environment for any family group.

The Motse accommodates no more than 20 guests at any one time to make for a truly intimate Kalahari safari experience.



The main house is a spectacular space in which to meet, with its elevated decks and elegant lounges. An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation. The mezzanine library is equipped with satellite tv (the Motse also has full broadband Wi-Fi access throughout) and its museum cases display rare artefacts from the area. All profits from our exclusive Foundation Gift Shop go directly to fund important new research on the reserve.


Must do’s!

  • Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is Africa at its finest. When you visit, pTswalu Kalahari Motse poollan at least three nights as there are so many things you need to do and see…
  •  Sleep in one morning and indulge in a champagne breakfast in bed
  • Take an early morning game drive and don’t rush back for breakfast. 

  • Request a delicious gourmet picnic - breakfast in the bush is a memory to savour
  • Bond with the meerkats before they go foraging for the day
  • Spend the morning tracking the Desert Black rhino with arguably the best trackers in Africa
  • Witness the sheer size and power of the Kalahari black maned lion - and enjoy the playful innocence of their cubs
  • Enjoy an early evening safari tracking the elusive Aardvark and Pangolin - probably one of the best places in the world to view these rare animals
  • Get up close to the animals on horseback, and experience nature at its best
  • Sleep out under the stars – just you and the expanse of the Kalahari …star gazing was never like this
  • Be pampered in the spa – from a massage to a facial – because you deserve it
  • Indulge in a 5 course menu prepared by executive chef, Theresa Fehrson, paired with South Africa’s finest wines and served in the privacy of your own deck overlooking the bushveld
  • Take a trip to the wine cellar and let the wine director assist in choosing something perfect for your palate
  • Visit the community health centre, children’s school, and adult learning centre
  • Sip a sun-downer cocktail on the dunes, and experience the real Africa
  • See the immense benefit of the Tswalu Foundation in action - talk to the researchers about their studies
  • Wonder at the rock art… recent archaeological research at Tswalu suggests that some of the Bushmen carvings may be up to 380,000 years old,  which would make them some of the oldest art on Earth


21 Aug 2021
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