Tswalu Private Desert Reserve

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Our personal travel specialists go above and beyond to give you the best luxury experience, and every holiday we create is tailored just for you by our experts.

‘Engaging, Accessible and Truly Wonderful’
Tswalu Kalahari experience engages visitors in unique and special ways. Game-viewing opportunities are unparalleled 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.
The Kalahari’s thornveld and sweeping sand dunes are home to some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife. Bird-watching, star-gazing and visits to San rock engraving sites and meerkat dens are just some of the activities on offer.

In Our Opinion

‘A perfectly magical experience awaits visitors who without exception remember their time at Tswalu as almost magical; guests should prepare to be inspired and amazed’


*****Meerkat Manor Special*****

Van Zylrus, The famous meerkats of ' Meerkat Manor' are located just 45 minutes from Tswalu and a visit there can be booked as an extra activity. Guests will be taken there early in the morning before the meerkats exit the burrows, to witness the fascinating activity; these meerkats will continue with their foraging in the presence of humans and may even be intereacted with.

Meerkat enthusiasts should not miss this real treat!

Cost £65-70 per person plus £110-£122 transfer cost per group of up to 6

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Motse Suite

The Motse is nestled at the foot of the Korannaberg mountain range, facing westward across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Designed to blend inconspicuously into the mountain range surrounding the game reserve, the Motse consists of eight spacious legae (a Tswana word for small house/suite), all designed with a distinct and elegant African character. Within the Motse there are two room types: 6 standard suites & 2 family suites.


  • Choice of 6 standard or 2 family suites
  • Spacious Bedroom
  • Large dressing area
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Open fireplace
  • Private sun deck overlooking a waterhole
  • Separate dressing area
  • WIFI Access
  • Direct dial telephone

Tarkuni Villa

Set amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is the ultimate in secluded luxury and is perfect for small groups of up to 10 guests; 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.


  • Private 10 bed villa
  • 5 luxury bedrooms
  • Open plan lounge and dining room
  • Library
  • Dedicated chef
  • Private game viewing vehicle
  • Indoor & outdoor walk-in showers
  • 2 lounges with open fireplaces
  • Full bar
  • Laptop with dial-up internet connection
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Covered patio

The Main House

Guests can relax in the spacious lounge of the main house which opens onto the shaded pool deck, where the heated infinity pool offers an endless view over the Kalahari and a nearby watering hole. The secluded mezzanine library is equipped with satellite TV and has a valuable collection of literature as well as board games and historical artefacts from the local area.

• Luxury Safaris
• Horseback Safaris
• Bush Walks
• Archery
• Dune dinners
• Sleep outs
• Sanctuary spa
• Fitness Centre
• Donkey Cart rides
• Hot Air Ballooning

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Children’s Facilities
Unlike many other luxury African game reserves, Tswalu Kalahari is a place where children are gladly welcomed. With a range of fun activities especially suited to kids, this is a place where your children will feel stimulated, happy and above all, at home. And since Tswalu Kalahari is in a malaria-free area, there is no need to worry about preventative malaria medication for yourself or your little ones.

Children are welcome at both the Motse and Tarkuni where, if required, babysitting facilities are available for adults seeking peace and solitude

Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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