Tswalu Kalahari Reserve


Lost in the vastness of Africa - deep in the Nothern Cape Province – INTOSOL has discovered a special and unique desert hideaway for you.


Rustic elegance and private luxury are the defining principles at the celebrated Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, which fully deserves the coveted membership with the prestigious hotel chain Relais & Chateaux.


Small but exceedingly luxurious, the private game reserve is located in a malaria-free region. It is the perfect backdrop to experience South Africa’s read more » exciting nature and relax in fine style. Indulge in the Kalahari’s exotic flair and admire the abundant wildlife that inhabits the semi desert.


While you are doing some easy laps in the beautiful swimming pool, the wildlife might be approaching the nearby waterhole for drink – in plain view and almost within touching distance. Game viewing from the pool – something not easily experienced elsewhere!


The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve was founded by Stephen Boler, an entrepreneur from Manchester. Today, Tswalu is a sanctuary for countless local species. In April 1999, the Oppenheimer family took over and built on Stephen’s dream.


Indulge with all five senses! The motto naturally includes a first-class gourmet cuisine, no matter whether you would like to dine in the privacy of your suite or with the other guests.


Of course, no Africa holiday would be complete without an open-air dinner beneath the starry heavens in the traditional Boma. An experience that leaves a lasting impression on both your memory and your palate!


The culinary delights are finely accompanied with a treasure from the house’s well-stocked wine cellar. Of course, small guests are warmly welcomed at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Finest luxury and exciting safaris – the perfect combination!


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The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve offers African flair and finest comforts that leave nothing to be desired. The design and the facilities follow these principles stringently.


The Tarkuni is a gracious and read more » luxurious bungalow a little off the small complex’s centre. This arrangement ensures absolute privacy and independence. Tarkuni accommodates families and small groups with up to twelve individuals.


Indulge in the serene peacefulness, in sunny hours spend at the private pool and romantic quality time next to the fireplace in the Tarkuni’s cosy, African lounge.


A dedicated chef exclusively takes care of your culinary wellbeing. Decide when, where and what you would like to eat – a small luxury that allows you to plan you days with a maximum of flexibility.


Translated, Motse means as much as small village. The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s Motse Lodge is cluster of eight idyllic and spacious huts that radiate authentic flair. Built from local stone, red clay and reed, the picturesque Savannah village accommodates up to 20 guests.


Six of the units have been designed for two guests. The remaining two huts offer sufficient space for a comfortable safari holiday for the entire family. The interior beneath the romantic thatched-roof has been luxuriously furnished with elegant upholstery and four-poster beds.


On a cold night, cuddle up in front of the crackling fire in your lounge. On a sunny and warm day, enjoy the furnished sundeck that every unit in the Tswalu offers. Something for every occasion to while away some hours in sweet idleness – what are you waiting for?


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The Oppenheimer family that runs the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is dedicated heart and soul to protecting and conserving the Kalahari in its pristine and wildly beautiful state.


Their continuous efforts read more » pay off: The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is on its way to becoming one of the best wildlife reserves in all of South Africa. Visit the Tswalu and discover a world of wonder.


Explore the savannah and admire the highly diverse fauna and flora. The experienced ranger will introduce you to the wildlife and its survival strategies on either an exciting game drive or intense bush hike.


The adventurous safaris are also highly popular with the Tswalu’s small guests. Should mummy and daddy crave a quiet day, the rangers may also take the kids out on one of the safaris for an exciting and educative day.


Of course, the excellent spa is an obvious choice for a relaxing day. Allow caring hands to spoil you from head to toe. A large range of massages and treatments are being offered that will restore your energy and have you feeling revitalised.


Despite the wilderness setting, enthusiastic golfers need not go without their favourite hobby. The Sishen Golf Course is situated nearby and ranks among the top ten courses in South Africa.


Improve you aim with archery or explore the unspoilt surroundings on horseback. At night, bring the star-strewn heavens closer with a powerful telescope. With hardly any artificial light in the vicinity, the night sky is magnificent.


Time to relax whenever and wherever you like. Stroll over to the library to find a good book and settle down in the cosy lounge for a long read. A small souvenir store sells portable memories to remind you of your wonderful stay.


The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa will inspire your imagination and charm your heart with its captivating charm and breathtaking beauty!


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