Kalahari Reserve, South Africa


A vast landscape of rolling plains and thriving wildlife, Tswalu provides an unrivaled location for a spectacular safari experience. After years of endless dedication and tireless work, this magnificent private reserve is home to a true conservation success story in the heart of the African savannah. Reconnect with nature in this exuberant land of soulful beauty and liberating space.

Key Features

  • Choose between any of the nine stunning suites, the exclusive use five-bedroom homestead or one of the six private tented safari homes
  • Your own personal vehicle, guide, and tracker
  • Library, wine cellar, luxury spa and gym
  • Variety of experiences including private game viewing, walking safari and horse riding
  • Cultural and community visits
  • Children’s Junior Ranger Program and babysitting available


The Motse is where it all started. Thatched rooves and desert rock form a secluded ‘village’ of nine luxurious legae (the Setswana word for ‘home’). Perfectly reflecting the landscape’s natural beauty, these tranquil retreats offer elegant simplicity partnered with uncompromised comfort. Pale sandstone and exposed wooden beams create a cool and calming environment in which to relax after a long day of adventure. Curl up by the crackling log fire and reflect on the events of the day, or head to the expansive outdoor decking and feast on a meal under the stars.

For larger groups or families, Tarkuni is a thatched homestead that offers the ultimate retreat for both entertaining and unwinding. The vast, open plan living room leads onto five deluxe suites, as well as a cozy library and games room. Your own private chef and outdoor swimming pool offer even greater seclusion on your exclusive African adventure. Their newest addition, Loapi, is a luxury tented camp with six, individual, tented safari homes for the ultimate private wilderness experience.


Complete flexibility at the lodge will ensure that your every desire is catered to, ensuring you see the very best that these rich, rolling plains have to offer. For a truly unique safari experience, take to the saddle and gallop across this rugged terrain on horseback, as abundant wildlife roams freely and the sweeping landscape unfolds before you. Giraffe, buffalo, and zebra graze these open plains, at peace in the undisturbed comfort of their natural habitat. As the day draws to a close, delight in the breathtaking sunsets and marvel at the diamond skies of the Kalahari night.


Tswalu Kalahari is driven by a strong conservation and community ethic, with the underpinning ethos of the reserve ‘To leave our world better than how we found it’. To this end, the have a world-class conservation strategy to undo years of damage from farming and to reintroduce native species.

The Tswalu Foundation funds a local school and healthcare center, providing vital medical services and education to the community while fresh produce is grown on-premises, with water-saving irrigation techniques and sustainable approaches to horticulture.

Why we love it

Despite its vast size, the camp keeps an intimate and personal feel, with its emphasis on privacy and exclusivity. At a staggering 114,000 hectares, Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserve. From leisurely breakfasts in bed to tailor-made trips in your personal safari vehicle, this African retreat exudes seclusion and flexibility. The attentive team is truly dedicated to giving you the trip of a lifetime.

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