Tswalu Kalahari, owned by the Oppenheimer family, is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 1000 sq km. The Kalahari Desert game viewing is fantastic and very different to that in other areas of South Africa; the safari experience here is unique!
Guided walks meander across silent red dunes. Drives in open-sided safari vehicles traverse the Kalahari wilderness and stop at the most scenic spots to allow you to enjoy an impressive sunset or splendid bush dinner. Bird watching, star gazing, and exciting visits to the habituated meerkat dens of Tswalu are just some of the activities on offer. Desert black rhino, Black-maned Kalahari lions, Meerkats, Cheetah, Roan, Sable and Eland are all here and there are optional horseback safaris on offer too! Why not try a night under the stars at either the simple Naledi sleep out platform or at the more luxurious Malori. There is also a spa to enjoy some relaxing treatments.
Currently Only 34 people may stay at Tswalu split between 2 camps. 24 can stay at the main Motse Lodge where there are 9 rooms; three of which are 4-person family units; all rooms have indoor & outdoor showers, open fireplace, private sun deck overlooking a waterhole, separate dressing area and broadband Wi-Fi. The main area has an outdoor heated swimming pool, Sanctuary Spa & Gym, walk-in wine cellar stocked with South African wines, a library with satellite TV, literature & artefacts and a Tswalu Foundation Gift Shop. 10 guests may stay at Tarkuni; the Oppenheimer’s own family home here. Later this year Tswalu will be opening their third property, Loapi Tented Camp. Here there will be an additional 6 ultra luxury tents, two of which suit families with their joined two ensuite tents.