is the largest private reserve in South Africa enclosing an area of 900
sq. kms. Located in the Kalahari desert
in Northern Cape
it lies 700 kms from Johannesburg and 270 kms from Uppington.
offers a real desert experience with breathtaking landscapes and
in this historic home of the bushman.
is committed to restoring and maintaining this unique desert habitat
includes unique desert species such as desert black rhino, gemsbok,
as well as other species including sable, roan, eland, kudu, lion,
rhino, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, and leopard. Over 250 species of
can be seen at Tswalu. Tswalu is home to the Secretary Bird, Kori
Bustard and Korhaan. Huge migrations of Sandgrouse and one of the
colonies of Sociable Weavers. Also many different species of Raptor.
Tswalu is a
Relais and Chateaux
property offering exclusivity and comfort. The
main lodge, the Motswe, features a
and dining areas, traditional African boma, gift shop, walk in wine
year round heated outdoor swimming pool and pool terrace.
textures, colors, artifacts give an earthy ambiance. The dry
walls are made from stone originating from the Korannaberg
Several watering holes on the reserve enhance your bird and game
can accommodate 20 guests sharing, in 6 air conditioned, individual
and stone suites- of which two were designed with families in mind.
suite is fully air conditioned with inside and outside shower, private
sun deck, private lounge, open fireplace, telephone, safe. All chalets
have views of the Kalahari plains and a floodlit
Each room also offers a spacious
lounge with fire place opening onto a private sundeck, air
ceiling fan, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar.
Tarkuni is the ultimate in secluded luxury. Built
amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is perfect for families
and small groups of 8 - 12 guests. The accommodation contains four
luxury bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and outdoor heated shower,
open plan lounge and dining room, library, covered patio and heated
swimming pool. Specific accommodation for children is available,
with two sets of bunk beds
and day game drives in open sided Land Rovers, tracking the Desert
Rhino with experienced ranges and trackers, walking trails with
rangers, sundowners on the crest of a lantern lit dune watching the
Kalahari sunset, bird watching, mountain dining at Koranna
Tranquility and privacy are the watchwords here, and uniquely, guests
not see another game vehicle during their outings.
riding - fully qualified riding instructor - 1 to 6 hour rides
mountain rides, sunset dune rides and day rides. Tuition offered in an
enclosed post and rail arena. Riding equipment available. R150 per hour
- R75 per half hour private tuition
walks led by experienced rangers and trackers giving guests an insight
into the local vegetation, bush medicines, cosmetics and hunting skills
of the San People skills.
sites on request
at nearby Sishen Golf Club - rated in the top 20 courses in South
Kalahari region is regarded as the finest area in Africa for star
and Tswalu has a high powered telescope for guests' use
artists and photographers - Korannaberg mountain lookout offers
on lantern lit dunes, boma dining, mountain dining
air - shuttle on Wed, Fri & Sun direct from Johannesburg.
SA Airlink to Upington or SA Express to Kimberley. 3 hours from
4 hours from Kimberley by self-drive or chaufeur driven vehicle.