Tswalu Kalahari Lodge Kuruman
Accommodation at Tswalu Kalahari Lodge epitomises the stylish yet rustic elegance typical of
luxury game reserve accommodation. Indeed, no creature comfort has been spared
for guests at this quintessentially African dwelling. From the indoor and
outdoor heated shower in every suite (the outdoor version looks out across the
Kalahari plain) to the private suite sundecks and a library, this is the
essence of modern luxury with an African feel. At Tswalu, dining entails many
options. At the main house in the Motse, guests can either enjoy meals in the
dining room, or in the privacy of their own suite lounge. Above all, Tswalu's
exclusive game reserve accommodation achieves a rustic feel without
compromising its private and luxurious facilities.
The emphasis at Tswalu is on exclusivity, which is why the entire reserve can accommodate no more than 30 people at a time. The Motse is an African village consisting of eight authentically stone walled and thatch-roofed bungalows. Motse is a Tswana word for 'village' - Tswana is one of South Africa's 11 official languages and is spoken widely in Southern Africa including the Northern Cape.
Tarkuni: Set in its own private area of the Tswalu luxury African game reserve, Tarkuni is the ultimate in secluded luxury. Built amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is perfect for families and small groups of 8 - 12 guests. The accommodation contains four luxury bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and outdoor heated shower, open plan lounge and dining room, library, covered patio and heated swimming pool. Specific accommodation for children is available, with two sets of bunk beds and separate nanny quarters with two single beds and a bathroom en suite.
Guests at Tarkuni luxury game reserve can find calm and contemplation at the "sala ", sun themselves at the pool or retire to lofty bedrooms with vistas that beguile the most jaded traveller. Private game viewing vehicles are included as well as a dedicated chef to allow the luxury of flexibility. In short, Tarkuni is game reserve accommodation that is completely self-contained.
For those guests looking for privacy that extends even further, consider staying in Tarkuni. This is a separate, freestanding African dwelling that is ideal for a small party or family. With accommodation for nannies, as well as its own private sundeck, Tarkuni is the ultimate in luxury game reserve accommodation with its unparalleled exclusivity and personal service. Tarkuni's surroundings are elegantly simple with a luxury swimming pool opening to the remarkable scene of animals drinking at a nearby watering hole.
The Motse: The Motse is Tswalu's main game reserve accommodation, and nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountain range, facing westward across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse' is a Tswana word meaning 'village' - Tswana is one of South Africas 11 official languages and is spoken in Southern Africa including the Northern Cape. Designed to blend inconspicuously into the mountain range surrounding the game reserve, the Motse consists of eight spacious legae (a Tswana word for small house/suite), all designed with a distinct African feel while remaining elegant and stylish.
The legaes are built of local stone, rich red clay and typical Kalahari thatch roofs, and altogether can accommodate a maximum of 20 people. Six of the legaes are for two guests each, while two legaes were designed with families in mind, each accommodating four people. As an added bonus for any game reserve in South Africa, each legae overlooks a game watering hole. Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor walk-in shower, large private lounge with an open fireplace, private sun deck overlooking a waterhole, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar and outdoor heated swimming pool. This is luxury game reserve accommodation at its best.
Activities at Tswalu, home of luxury African safaris: For those looking for luxury African safaris that offer the ultimate in travel convenience and on-site facilities, Tswalu is ideal. This is South African game reserve accommodation whose facilities extend to even before guests have arrived: from the Anglo American hangar at Johannesburg International Airport, Tswalu has its own air shuttle that flies direct to the reserve seven days a week. Increasingly becoming standard practice among the top private South African game reserves, Tswalu boasts its own private landing strip. To read more about getting to Tswalu, visit the traveller information section.
Tswalu also offers game drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles. All game drives are led by experienced rangers who provide a fascinating insight into indigenous wildlife of the region. Optional bush walks allow guests of this private South African game reserve to get even closer to nature, and are led by experienced field guides who are highly knowledgeable into the local vegetation, bush medicines and history of the San people. And if you want a break from game-related activities, why not play a round of golf at Sishen Golf Course, a renowned golf course that is rated eighth in the country.
Activities include: Horse riding, archery, star gazing, sun downers, Meerkat viewing and special activities for children
Facilities at Tswalu include:
A lounge and dining area
Traditional African boma
Gift shop "Dimpho"
Children's room with child minder
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Safe and mini bar in each room
Private game viewing vehicle
High powered telescope with which to explore the night sky
Tarred landing strip and daily shuttle to the reserve
Laundry and valet services
Massage treatments - booking essential
Hot air ballooning - booking essential
Tswalu Private Clinic
Rates per room per night, specials, meals, children policy: on request
|Motse exclusive use rate 20 pax|
|Tarkuni - Exclusive use only|
|Private vehicle per day|
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve - Charter flights
Flights depart Tswalu @ 13h30 for both Cape Town and Johannesburg
Contact & reservations:
Fax: +264 61 244558
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates: e-mail
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
See also: Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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