Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

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Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve – Getting away from it all never felt so good

In the heart of what might possibly be the last outstanding wilderness in South Africa, rests the enigmatic Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve. The largest private game refuge and reserve in South Africa, the Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve is the pride of the famed Oppenheimer family, who have spent much of their lives dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the African wilderness. In an effort to share their love of the land, and to educate future generations on the importance of protecting the Kalahari, the Oppenheimer’s have created a luxury retreat on this magical and mysterious South Africa semi-desert.

Unique Accommodations

The Motse, which is the primary village of Legae (suites) at the Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve offers guests an intimate 9 guest villas which are each spacious and expertly appointed. Perfectly spacious with furnishing for couples or families, the Legae provide a wholly new style of African Safari décor. The combination of rustic and exotic materials, modern amenities, African artefacts, and contemporary pieces work to evoke a true sense of luxury, without losing sight of authentic Africa.

Tarkuni, which was once the Oppenheimer’s personal luxury home on the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. Comprised of 5 individually spacious suites, the Tarkuni is the premier choice for families or larger groups of travellers. Secluded from the Motse, guests will have access to personal guides, a private chef, and a personal vehicle during their elite stay.

Elegant Kalahari Amenities

Gourmet dining on the Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve is an expedition of flavourful intrigue. Meals are served in a variety of changing venues, each more beautiful than the last, using the local game and produce from the region. From the All Day Menu to the Sundowners and Canape Evenings, South African delicacies are presented with consummate care and attention.

A full service gymnasium, yoga retreat pavilion, and spa provide each guest with opportunities to cleanse their body and spirit through exclusive South African flora such as the euforbia avasmontana and the kigelia africana. Indulge in a luxurious Natural Red Dune Sand Body Treatment, an Indian Head Massage, or even a Spafari Ritual.

Explore Your World

With a mere 6 safari vehicles to cover the 100,000 hectare Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve, a bespoke safari experience is provided to each guest or group. Game drives, tours, and bush walks are custom tailored to each traveller’s interests. African horseback safaris will provide a unique perspective on the natural savannahs and dunes of the Kalahari.

Offering 4 exclusive tours, the Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve will enlighten and engage guests, promoting each to become an African wilderness explorer. Each tour is unique, offering thrilling adventures for guests of all ages. Witness the unseen majesty of the Kalahari, its rare and surprising plant life, and its one of a kind animal life.

The Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve showcases the wonder and awe inspiring finesse of South Africa. Privileged guests will stay in luxury accommodations beyond compare, while benefiting from the exceptional hospitality and knowledge of the Oppenheimer family and their fantastic staff.


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