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South Africa Holiday Specials - We have numerous offers and packages for Tswalu Kalahari which is situated in the malaria-free southern Kalahari in the Northern Cape. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, this is a luxury, must see destination.

Meerkats in the wild flowers at Tswalu 
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 at Tswalu 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. The all-day menu offers you the option to dine whenever it suits you.

Tswalu is MALARIA FREE and has superlative game and offers sightings of some of South Africa's rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including:
Desert black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Twalu's population represents one third of South Africa's entire remaining desert black rhino;
Black-maned Kalahari lions,
Meerkats,
Cheetah - easily viewed in the open savannah,
Rare antelope such as Roan, Sable and Tsessebe,
Diversity: over 70 species of mammal and 230 species of birds (including endangered raptors). Other sightings may include the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine.

The Kalahari is the ancestral home of the San people (Bushman). Some of their ancient engravings can be seen at Tswalu: current research suggests these may be amongst the oldest art on Earth. As hunter-gatherers, the Bushmen survived by tracking and hunting wild game with bows and arrow, gathering berries or desert melons and storing scarce water in the blown-out shells of ostrich eggs. The San culture and beliefs are rich and rooted in this land.

At maximum capacity Tswalu will take only 28-30 guests in total. This represents the lowest imaginable density of visitors. The emphasis here is on privacy and exclusivity – your own private Kalahari. Tswalu is located in a malaria-free area, welcomes families and actively encourages children to participate fully in the safari experience.

Please see offers below for each accommodation option.

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The wider Kalahari is a vast, arid region of sandy, porous land which extends across much of Southern Africa. Stretching from South Africa’s Orange River northwards across eastern Namibia, Botswana and western Zimbabwe, the Kalahari also embraces parts of Angola, Zambia and the Congo in a total area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres, about 10 times the size of Great Britain.

The name Kalahari derives from the Tswana word “Kgala” which means “great thirst”. But the southern Kalahari, where Tswalu is located, is really a “green desert” as the Korannaberg mountains attract precious rainfall in the summer months. Over 400 plant species have been identified here at Tswalu together with 230 bird species, 90 mammal species and 38 species of reptile. Every living thing has adapted ingeniously to this unique environment.

Tswalu offers unrivalled privacy in a vast, pristine wilderness. There are a maximum of six vehicles in over 100,000 hectares.

As well as discovering many rare and endangered species for the first time, every guest leaves with a deep appreciation of the beauty of this entire eco-system.

You can explore the Kalahari from every possible angle. Our two donkeys, Pedro and Don Juan, pull a traditional Kalahari cart, still a main form of transport for many here today. Hot-air balloon trips over this vast wilderness can be booked in advance. Or you can simply sleep out under the thousands of stars in the Kalahari’s “diamond skies”.

Accommodation at Tswalu:
THE MOTSE
The Motse suite at TswaluThe Motse nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana and our village consists of just nine spacious and secluded “legae” (another Tswana word, for “little house”) or suites

Each legae has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, outside shower with views of the surrounding bush and wildlife, an open fireplace, separate dressing and study area, telephone, safe, wireless internet, and private sun deck with stunning views of the Kalahari.

Three of the legae (suites) have been designed as spacious double suites (Motse Family suites) with 2 separate bedrooms each with en-suite, connecting to a luxurious separate living room and are perfect for families.

The Motse Rates 2018:
Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing) R17 700
Single occupancy R23 300
Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a standard suite (max 2 children sharing): Complimentary
Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a standard suite (max 1 child sharing): R4900

The Motse Family Suite Rates 2018:
Rate allows for up to 2 adults and 2 children 0-17 years sharing: R44 400
Extra child in family suite (max 3 children 0-17 years sharing in family suite) R4900
 
TARKUNI
Tarkuni suite at Tswalu
Set amongst two rolling mountain ranges in total seclusion and calm, Tarkuni was the Oppenheimer family's own personal retreat at Tswalu. The villa offers five luxury en-suite bedrooms, a vast open-plan lounge and dining room, and a cosy library and games room. A covered deck leads to a private tsala and swimming pool.  Tarkuni comes complete with a private vehicle, dedicated guide and tracker. A personal chef creates the luxury of completely flexible dining. Tarkuni is therefore wonderful for smaller groups, from family parties to close friends of up to 10 guests.
 
Tarkuni Rates 2018:
Exclusive use only (up to 10 people): R141 500

THE MALORI STAR-BED
Imagine sleeping in a luxury king-size bed on a raised deck in the middle of a game reserve, surrounded by the calls of nocturnal animals, with nothing between you and the brilliant stars of the Kalahari night sky… Children's camping beds are available, so the whole family can enjoy a Kalahari sleep-out.
R 6500 - please note this surcharge is in addition to accommodation booked.

2018 Motse & Tarkuni offers:
Stay 4, pay 3 at Tarkuni only when using the exclusive use rate.
Stay 5, pay 4 at Motse only.
 
Various other packages and offers available so check with us with your dates.
 
Getting to Tswalu:
Tswalu daily scheduled service direct to the reserve's own world-class tarred airstrip:
Johannesburg to Tswalu (Flight Schedule - 1.5hr flight)
Cape Town to Tswalu (Flight Schedule - 2hr flight)

Rates include:
Luxury full board accommodation,
Private guide, vehicle, and tracker (minimum 3 night stay at Motse),
Walking safaris, led by our experienced field guides and trackers,
Horse-back safaris,
All beverages and full selection from our award winning wine-list,
In‐suite tea & coffee facilities,
In‐suite honour bar and gourmet pantry,
Laundry and valet services,
Wireless internet,
Children’s Junior Ranger programme, and baby-sitting,
National telephone calls.

Rates exclude:
Transfers to / from Tswalu,
Gift shop purchases,
Spa treatments,
International telephone calls,
Tswalu Foundation donations,
Gratuities.

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