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In the luxury and beauty of this magnificent malaria free 100,000ha private game reserve, the focus is on flexibility and privacy, outstanding game viewing, gourmet cuisine, indulgent spa treatments, and getting to do the things you've only ever dreamed about.The uniqueness of the safari experience begins with a flexible itinerary, which allows you to dictate your own programme of games drives, bush walks and horseback safaris; and continues with the interactive game experience. With a dedicated vehicle, tracker and guide, you can tailor your Tswalu safari to include whatever appeals to you.Bond with the meerkats before they go foraging or spend the morning tracking the desert black rhino. Witness the sheer size and power of the Kalahari black maned lion. Experience the magic of star gazing and the thrill of sleeping under the night sky. Indulge in boma feasts and bush dinners, sundowners, wine tastings and dune picnics. And whatever you do, make sure you have enough time to experience it all.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Multilingual Staff
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Sishen Airport67 km
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Safari: The Tswalu property is magical. Incredibly well preserved and in its most beautiful natural state, my breath was taken away on each drive. Because the property houses so few guests, I often felt like I was in the desert alone - an exhilerating feeling....More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Tswalu to celebrate a big birthday and a milestone anniversary and we couldn't have found a better place. From arrival at the Fireblade Hangar at Joburg airport and through our whole stay at Motse the welcome and service we received was excellent. Rudi...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Tenaj01
Response from Carina-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing Administrator at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing review. We are absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that your birthday was definitely one for the books. We are honoured to have been able to play such a big role in not only the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we left Tswalu we were asked what our highlights were. I said the mongoose, horse riding, food, wine, cosy couches, swimming, red sand, tortoises and extraordinary sunsets. My partner said the lions, cheetah, horses, and the possibility of aardvark and pangolins. Tswalu is incredible,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
3  Thank Sandi C
Response from Carina-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing Administrator at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing words. We are absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your trip and all your highlights. I am sure we can agree that Tswalu is truly a magical place and worthy of being called a home away from home....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Tswalu and we were met by our old friend Juan - our guide from 3 years before The Lodge is about to undergo a refurb which I think it does indeed need but we were happy - although for...More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank drtprees2018
Response from russel_binks, Director of Sales at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trevor It was wonderful having you back in the southern Kalahari and delighted the safari experience was again a highlight. I agree that being involved with the wild dogs whilst they're hunting is something quite extraordinary. I would be equally disappointed being offered a...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

When my wife and I visited this vast private wilderness-reserve on the southern edge of the Kalahari Desert for five days in early October, we were happily surprised at every turn by the fresh air, tranquility, sunny/starry skies, and, often only a few feet away...More

Date of stay: October 2018
3  Thank ChevyCh64
Response from Carina-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing Administrator at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the beautiful words. I am absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and that you were treated like the royalty you are. I am sure we can agree that we (Tswalu) are lucky to have such an...More

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19 June 2018|
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Response from IFM5 | Reviewed this property |
The folks from the private hanger provide transportation to/from the main international airport. We flew from Tswalu to the private hanger at Johannesburg, and they transferred us easily and comfortably to the main airport... More
12 June 2018|
Response from RC2277 | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a private hanger near the airport. It’s a great place to hang out for a little bit before your flight. Enjoy!
18 April 2018|
Response from nette08 | Reviewed this property |
There is some fresh fruit available, however if you ask them for specific foods they will usually be able to accommodate. Always worth a quick email upfront before your trip if there is anything specific you may require
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"I always like having the furthest room."
3 weeks ago
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"My iPad is not registering my 5 star rating for service, location and cleanliness."
8 Oct. 2018
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"Room 7. Great view overlooking the water hole."
1 Jul. 2018
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"Ask for a room near to the lodge"
15 Mar. 2018
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USD 2,512 - USD 4,474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorthern CapeTswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
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