Unique Stay: Tswalu Private Game Reserve

  • South Africa
  • Luxury
  • Unique Stays
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Tour Description

At Tswalu, you will experience an authentic wilderness adventure in the southern fringe of the Kalahari, offering privileged entry to South Africa's largest privately protected area. From the majestic Korannaberg mountains to the arid savannah and iconic ochre dunes of the southern Kalahari, safari days here unfold naturally and at a leisurely pace.

Tswalu is foremost a bold conservation initiative, dedicated to sustainably preserving crucial habitats and restoring biodiversity. Hosting a maximum of 40 guests across three luxury safari camps ensures an incredibly low guest-to-wilderness ratio, underscoring our commitment to minimal environmental impact and sustainable tourism practices. This approach is integral to supporting Tswalu's core mission of leaving the world better than we found it. Choosing Tswalu for your safari not only supports our conservation efforts but also contributes to our sustainability endeavors. 

Tswalu offers three distinct safari camps: Motse, Tarkuni Homestead, or the luxurious tented homes of Loapi. Each option boasts understated luxury and an authentic sense of place, granting exclusive access to a unique safari experience within South Africa’s largest privately owned reserve. Positioned strategically to capture the reserve’s breathtaking landscapes, characterized by savannah grasslands, red dunes, and ancient mountains.

At all camps, guests are guaranteed a private safari vehicle, guide, and tracker, ensuring a personalized and immersive safari experience. Beyond traditional game drives, Tswalu offers a range of safari activities including encounters with habituated meerkats, guided nature walks, tracking expeditions, horseback riding, stargazing, overnight stays in star beds, and opportunities to meet visiting researchers and resident artists.  From iconic wildlife sightings to ancient rock engravings, our knowledgeable guides tailor each safari to uncover the rare and remarkable treasures of the southern Kalahari at a relaxed pace.

LOAPI TENTED CAMP: Nestled below the Korannaberg mountains, Loapi promises Africa’s finest luxury tented safari experience. Each private safari home offers unobstructed views of the arid savannah, complemented by dedicated staff ensuring solitude and comfort. The camp’s modular design, blending canvas, glass, and steel, harmonizes with nature while providing a sense of spaciousness and freedom.

THE MOTSE CAMP: Overlooking the Korannaberg mountains, the Motse blends sophisticated luxury with rustic charm. Its nine guest suites, surrounded by indigenous plants, offer a sanctuary for families and guests of all ages. The Motse invites adventure while providing a familiar and comforting atmosphere, ensuring a memorable stay for everyone.

TARKUNI HOMESTEAD: Situated in a secluded valley, Tarkuni offers luxury accommodation for larger groups. Its private suites, attentive staff, and range of amenities create an exclusive retreat for multi-generational families or gatherings of friends, fostering relaxation and exploration amidst the Kalahari’s beauty.


Talk to us about how we can add the spectacular Tswalu to your South African Adventure today!

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Delight your palate with gourmet dining experiences showcasing fresh, locally sourced ingredients and traditional South African flavors.

Tswalu is situated in a malaria-free zone, making it a great choice for families. All guests have their own private safari vehicle so you can tailor your safari experience to you

Get up close to habituated meerkats as they emerge and warm in the morning sun or return home at dusk for grooming and play.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 4 nights accommodation at Motse Camp
  • Included Copy 20 All your meals and local beverages
  • Included Copy 20 Dinner at Klein JAN restaurant
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Private Game vehicle and ranger for the duration of your stay
  • Included Copy 20 Night drives & Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
  • Included Copy 20 Horse Riding
  • Included Copy 20 Habituated merkats experience
  • Included Copy 20 A visit to our community clinic and pre-school
  • Included Copy 20 Laundry and valet services


  • Included Engage with the local Tswalu community to learn about their rich culture and heritage
  • Included Search for rare species such as the endangered Pangolin with a researcher
  • Included Marvel at the unspoiled natural beauty of Tswalu's landscapes
  • Included Embark on thrilling night safaris to witness nocturnal wildlife activities
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5 days

Price from

$8,419 USD

Per person, sharing

Special offer: travel in 2024