Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa
Accommodation: Private luxury lodge and guesthouse
Activities: Game drives, bush walks, horse riding, star gazing, Bushmen Rock art hot air ballooning
Highlights: The landscape and black maned Kalahari Lions
Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest private game reserve and home to rare game such as Desert Black Rhino, Kalahari Lion, Cheetah and Roan Antelope. This 100 000 ha malaria-free Northern Cape game reserve is home to 230 species of birds and 70 species of mammals.
Guest activities at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa, include game drives, walking safaris, Sanctuary Spa sessions, sleep-outs under the stars and horse trails. Tswalu offers innovative, modern cuisine with an African touch and an emphasis on the outdoors. Families and children of all ages are welcome at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Youngsters enjoy delicious food, great facilities and an exciting Junior Ranger programme.
Both lodges at Tswalu have air-conditioning and the en-suite bathrooms feature inside and outside showers. The Motse (the main lodge), includes 8 exclusive “legae” (Tswana word for small houses/suites), which are unique in design. Curved stone and desert sand walls are enclosed by organic shaped grass roofs that dip to the ground providing shade and sculpted beauty. Tarkuni is the second lodge on this Northern Cape game reserve in the Kalahari and is available for exclusive use only. This lodge has 5 luxury rooms for up to 10 guests.
- National Geographic Adventure Magazine's 50 Top Eco Lodges 2009
- Nominated as a Gold Achiever in the 2008 AA Travel Guides Awards