The Tswalu reserve owned by the Oppenheimer family is the largest private game reserve in South Africa consisting of over 100,000 hectares of the ‘green’ Kalahari grasslands home to 80 mammal species and 340 varieties of bird.
Furthermore, the reserve is not further divided up into concessions or reserves and the only accommodation is the Motse Camp and Tarkuni House (both Relais and Chateaux status), which only allow for a maximum of 30 guests at one time in the entire of Tswalu. If you are staying for three nights or more you'll also get a complimentary private vehicle, guide and tracker to make this your very own private Kalahari. The motto is, if you see another Range Rover on your game drives, complain.
And whilst you really couldn’t get any further from a package holiday, the accommodation at Tswalu truly does have it all ‘wrapped up’ as far as a five-star safari lodge goes, with more luxury, authenticity, exclusivity and conscientiousness than any other in Africa. Having won awards for both their spa and conservation work, you just have to see the efforts they make to look after the wildlife and support local communities to know the lengths they go to look after you.
8 small houses in the Motse CampThe Tarkuni Private House is for exclusive rent & has 5 bedroomsMalori Sleepout Deck (sleeps 2 adults & 2 children) Swimming Pool
Spa & gym
Personalised Game Drives Gourmet Picnics
Wildlife: black rhino, Kalahari Lions, meerkats, cheetah, antelope, hyena, giraffe, zebra, jackal, cape fox and more Horse-riding safaris
Visits to local communities and schoolsBush walksExcursions to ancient archaeological sites
Tswalu is Malaria-Free
A maximum of 30 guests allowed at a time in the reserve Families are welcome
Featured in the National Geographic Adventure Magazine's Top 50 Eco LodgesPersonal consultation regarding your activities upon arrival