Widely spaced and private stays.

In Southern Africa, most lodges and camps offer secluded, private accommodation. Well spaced guest areas ensure comfortable, secluded and private experiences. Suites and facilities are generously spaced for guest comfort, peace of mind and to accommodate limited social contact. Most safari experiences allow for just six guests (where possible) on a safari vehicle.

Tswalu Kalahari guarantees absolute privacy.

The word ‘Tswalu’ means ‘a new beginning’ and Tswalu Kalahari is driven by two ambitions: to create an inspirational experience for its guests; and a conservation vision, to restore the Kalahari to itself.  These two goals sit in perfect equilibrium with each guest contributing directly to the sustainability of the reserve in a true model of eco-tourism.

Tswalu Kalahari picnic

If you are in search of rarity, adventure, privacy and inspirational travel, then this extraordinary property provides all of these and more.

Tswalu Tarkuni private sala

Tswalu offers superlative game and sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including black-maned Kalahari lions, desert black rhino, cheetah, meerkats, pangolin, aardvark, aardwolf and African wild dogs. 

Tswalu habituated meerkat

Guests will be allocated their own private game vehicle, guide and tracker to enjoy a completely flexible itinerary. There are no fixed schedules or time limits. Guests get to experience Tswalu Kalahari the way they want to. A variety of interactive safari experiences are offered to explore this vast malaria free wilderness and include tracking wildlife on foot, on horseback, by helicopter or in a 4×4 Land Rover. Guests can also choose to spend time with a researcher understanding more about the conservation work conducted by these professionals and supported by the Tswalu Foundation whose primary purpose is to support ecological research at Tswalu.

Private game drive experience
Walking safari

We spoke to a guest who stayed at Tswalu Kalahari recently and she had the following to say:

Tswalu Kalahari is so much more than just the meerkats. It is probably the most unique safari experience that this country offers. The terrain and colours are iridescent and with space being the new luxury – this property ticks all the boxes. This is Big Sky country, this is pangolin, aardwolf, brown hyena AND meerkat country. I really appreciated the flexibility and ease with which everything is operated. Everything is ‘in your own time’ – our game drives started at 19h00… we were desperate to see pangolin! The trackers and rangers work so hard to find animals in this vast landscape – the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa.

It also an opportunity to see the magnificent black maned lions of the Kalahari – these are huge animals and they definitely walk with ownership over this vast and magnificent land.

Of course food is an integral part of this experience and with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen at the helm, the food is sublime, delicious and simple. Servings are just the right amount but temping enough to leave you wanting more…..knowing that you shouldn’t of course! This experience is on that should not be missed. If this is not on your bucket list – it certainly should be.

Guest at Tswalu Kalahari

Health and Safety Protocols

Its no surprise that guest and staff health and safety would be a priority at Tswalu Kalahari. Their stringent and practical health protocols will ensure guests feel they are in a safe environment where global best practices have been implemented. Read more about these measures.

Ultimate Luxury in the Kalahari

Enjoy a four night experience at Tswalu Kalahari including flights to and from the private owned game reserve in the Northern Cape.

Watch – Tswalu is a vast, magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space.

If you’d like to learn more about Tswalu Kalahari or to make a booking, get in touch with us now.

Email: info@thompsonsafrica.co.za

Tel: +27 31 275 3500


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