The largest, privately-owned reserve in South Africa, with the lowest number of guests for its size (100 000 hectares), this exclusive desert wilderness is a place of wildlife wonders. The Kalahari biosphere is inhabited by unique species such as the rare desert-adapted black rhino, meerkat colonies, pangolin, rare aardvark, sable antelope and brown hyaena. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Korannaberg Mountains, Tswalu Motse is an isolated oasis which lies baking beneath the Kalahari sun. Overlooking the stretches of arid savannah grasslands the property is scenically beautiful, its natural stone, thatch and wood structure illuminated by the changing light of day. 9 secluded suites fuse contemporary furniture with traditional African style and boast sun decks with views over the waterhole. Character fireplaces banish the winter chill, and outdoor showers sluice away the heat of blazing summer mornings. Tswalu is known for its service and flexible programmes, individually tailored to meet each guest’s personal requirements.
Tswalu Tarkuni is an elegant, exclusive-use camp, the ideal choice for families or small groups. The lodge was formerly the Oppenheimer family’s personal home on the reserve and has since been transformed into a fabulous retreat of sheer luxury. 5 indulgent suites fan out on either side of the main lodge and exude a chic and natural style, enhanced by the rough textures of stone, red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch. Shady salas and a pool provide ideal spaces to relax in the heat of the day. Each suite has an oversized en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower, and a private deck looks out onto the surrounding bush – there’s even a star bed for those wishing to slumber outdoors. Tarkuni has a dedicated team of staff for the ultimate in flexibility and independence, with the added benefit of a private vehicle for uniquely tailored activities.