Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Camps

Unique wildlife safari

Tswalu Motse camp, Tarkuni, or Loapi (opening in March 2023) are in the malaria-free southern Kalahari in the Northern Cape. Owned by the Oppenheimer family; this is a luxury, must-see destination. In the luxury and beauty of this magnificent malaria-free 100,000ha private game reserve; the focus is on flexibility and privacy. Tswalu offers outstanding game viewing, gourmet cuisine, indulgent spa treatments, and getting to do the things you’ve only ever dreamed of.

At Tswalu you are guaranteed a private vehicle, guide, and tracker that provides complete freedom to traverse South Africa’s biggest privately owned reserve. The wide, open spaces; so typical of the southern Kalahari’s dramatic beauty; await exploration both on and off the vehicle. Actively tracking iconic Kalahari species such as a pride of black-maned lions or a brown hyena, adds to the interactive thrill of game viewing; as do sightings of elusive creatures, like pangolin and aardvark. The southern Kalahari is known for these animals; as well as; desert black rhino, wild dog, oryx, and cheetah; easily viewed in the open savannah. Rare antelope such as Roan, Sable, and Tsessebe. Walks dedicated to birding, horse riding alongside oryx, giraffe, or zebra; and a morning in the company of habituated meerkats all add up to a multifaceted safari experience.

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What defines Tswalu
More Information about Kalahari, San People and Conservation

The Kalahari and Bushman

The name Kalahari derives from the Tswana word “Kgala” which means “great thirst”. But Tswalu is in the southern Kalahari which is really a “green desert”. This is due to the Korannaberg mountains that attract precious rainfall in the summer months. There are over 400 x plant species at Tswalu; together with more than 230 x bird species (including endangered raptors), 90 x mammal species, and 38 x species of reptiles. Every living thing has adapted ingeniously to this unique environment.

The Kalahari is the ancestral home of the San people (Bushman). Some of their ancient engravings can be seen at Tswalu and current research suggests that these may be amongst the oldest art on Earth. As hunter-gatherers, the Bushmen survived by tracking and hunting wild game with bows and arrows, gathering berries or desert melons, and storing scarce water in the blown-out shells of ostrich eggs. The San culture and beliefs are rich and rooted in this land.

Conservation and Sustainability

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is at the forefront of sustainable ecotourism in South Africa. As a fellow member of The Long Run, the sustainability journey is focused on the four key areas of conservation, community, culture, and commerce. The reserve is first and foremost an ambitious conservation project. There are numerous research projects, geared towards understanding and conserving key species within the Kalahari ecosystem. Research informs all major conservation decisions, playing a vital role in revealing fascinating aspects of the ecology. Tswalu has always taken a low-impact, high-value approach to ecotourism; the reserve has the lowest guest footprint in South Africa, and revenue from the camps helps fund conservation. Ecotourism contributes to the sustainable preservation of the southern Kalahari’s biodiversity for future generations.

By choosing Tswalu, guests not only become part of a bigger sustainability story but also contribute to the conservation of the southern Kalahari’s biodiversity.

Tswalu Accommodation

Accommodation at Tswalu is at either Motse camp, Tarkuni, or Loapi Camp. Spaced a good distance apart; these camps are perfectly positioned to take in the wide, open spaces that are so typical of the southern Kalahari’s dramatic beauty.

Motse and Loapi Camps are most suitable for couples and families; while Tarkuni is an exclusive-use villa for families or groups of friends (sleeping up to 10 x people).

Motse

The Motse nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana and it is a luxury, contemporary camp / village which consists of just 9 x spacious and secluded “legae” (another Tswana word, for “little house”) or suites. The Motse can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests including children.

Motse at Tswalu
Dining at the pool

Each suite has an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath (except in children’s rooms), a walk-in indoor shower, an outside shower with views of the surrounding bush and wildlife, an open fireplace, a separate dressing and study area, a telephone, safe, wireless internet, and a private, shaded veranda with stunning views of the Kalahari. There is a well-stocked bar, with everything from sparkling wine to fresh milk. You will also find an espresso coffee pod machine, and a variety of teas plus a gourmet snack pantry, filled with homemade treats.

Three of the suites are spacious double suites (Motse Family suites) with 2 x separate bedrooms each with an en-suite, connecting to a luxurious separate living room. These are perfect for families and welcome children of all ages.

The Motse at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Camps
Motse Suite interior
Tswalu for the most peaceful South Africa safari
Motse Suite deck

The entire camp echoes the Kalahari’s dramatic beauty with richly textured interiors in soothing nature-inspired tones. There are 2 x swimming pools, a photographic studio, and a gallery stocked with art, jewelry, clothing, and gifts. In addition, there is a spa with two treatment suites and a gym.

The Motse is Fair Trade accredited. It is also the recipient of a number of awards including National Geographic Adventure’s Top 50 Eco Lodges and the Spa Awards.

The Motse Accommodation Rates

Accommodation Rates:

Motse Rates from 1st January until 31st December2023
Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing)R 33 500
Single occupancyR 41 580
Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a standard suite (max 2 x children sharing)Complimentary
Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a standard suite (max 1 x child sharing)R 8 250
The Motse Family Suite (for up to 2 x adults and 2 x children 0-17 years sharing)R 77 550
3 x adults in a Family SuiteR 100 500
Extra child in a family suite (max 3 x children 0-17 years sharing in family suite)R 8 250

Tarkuni Exclusive Use Homestead

Set among two rolling mountain ranges in total seclusion and calm, Tarkuni was the personal retreat for the Oppenheimer family. This exclusive-use villa offers 5 x luxury en-suite bedrooms. Each of the suites has its own deck with sun loungers, freestanding baths plus an indoor-outdoor shower. There is also a vast open-plan lounge and dining room, and a cozy library and games room.

Homestead deck at Tswalu
Private plunge pool

The homestead has easy indoor-outdoor communal living spaces for relaxation. A covered deck; ideal for dining; leads to a private gazebo and environmentally friendly private plunge pool. A personal chef creates the luxury of completely flexible dining. There is an intimate boma for magical fireside barbecue dinners under the stars; as well as breakfast or lunch. The boma has low, stone-packed walls to give guests uninterrupted views.

Tarkuni also comes complete with a private vehicle, dedicated guide, and tracker. This, therefore, makes it wonderful for smaller groups, from multi-generational families to close friends of up to 10 guests.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Camps
Tarkuni accommodation
Tarkuni Rates
Tarkuni Exclusive Use Homestead Rates from 1st January until 31st December2023
Up to 10 x persons (5 x suites)R 245 300
7 x guestsR 216 100
6 x guestsR 193 200
5 x guestsR 170 300
1 – 4 guestsR 137 300

Loapi Camp (opening March 2023)

Loapi Camp is the new kid on the block that will be opening in March 2023. It is inspired by a new mood of unfiltered adventure. It will evoke the carefree, nomadic spirit of camping. A return to a true wilderness experience that is both private and exclusive. Located in a beautiful and secluded valley, Loapi invites deep engagement with the southern Kalahari in all its unfettered, changeable beauty.

In Setswana, the name, Loapi, means ‘the space below the clouds’. This is aptly reflected in the camp’s environmentally sensitive, modular design suspended between earth and sky. There are 4 x one-bedroom homes spanning over 300 square meters (about 3200 square feet). There are also 2 x two-bedroom homes, spanning over 400 square meters (about 4600 square feet). All the elements of a safari camp have been incorporated into each home with indoor and outdoor spaces conducive to communal dining and relaxation.

Loapi Camp features numerous sustainable design solutions, from energy-saving air-conditioning and solar-powered pool pumps to generous, shade-creating overhangs. Insulated walls, double roofs, and cross-ventilation naturally help temperature regulation.

To encourage responsible water consumption, Loapi Camp will have:
Bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers (no baths),
Plunge pools are designed to be water-wise to reduce evaporation.

Loapi Camp Accommodation and Rates

Loapi Camp Accommodation

Each home has been carefully positioned to make the most of unimpeded views south across the swaying golden grasses and gnarled trees of Tswalu’s characteristic arid savannah. Guests are assured of privacy and seclusion throughout their stay with at least 100 meters (330 feet) between each home.  The bedrooms at Loapi Camp are cocoon-like sanctuaries under canvas, connecting guests to the sights and sounds of nature while providing exceptional comfort and insulation from the Kalahari’s extreme temperatures. Uncluttered, sculptural interiors, enriched by nature’s colors, textures, and organic shapes, optimize the sense of space.

Designed as contemporary glass and steel pavilions, the living and dining areas form the heart of the home together with the kitchen and fully stocked pantry and bar. A private study makes working or studying remotely very easy. Deep, shaded decks have daybeds for relaxation and a plunge pool for refreshing dips. A fire pit is ideal for sundowners and early morning coffee.

Personal service is provided by a dedicated butler and all meals are prepared by a private chef in the interactive kitchen.

At the entrance to each home is a pavilion, or outpost, from where guests set off on all activities. The outpost is also a welcoming point of return with a bathroom, storage for safari essentials, and a choice of refreshments. As with Tswalu’s other camps, guests at Loapi Camp have private use of a safari vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker, providing unlimited access to the largest privately protected conservation area in South Africa.

Accommodation Rates

Loapi Camp Rates from 1st March (opening date) until 31st December 2023
One Bedroom Luxury Tented Safari Home
Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing)R 40 200
Single occupancyR 49 900
Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 2 children sharing)Complimentary
Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 1 child sharing)R 8 250
Two Bedroom Luxury Tented Safari Home
Up to 2 adults and 2 children (0-17 years)R 93 000
3 adults sharingR 108 540
4 adults sharingR 144 720
Additional child 0-17 years in a 2 bedroom safari home (max 3 children sharing)R 8 250

Family Safaris at Tswalu

A family safari at Tswalu is a great shared adventure and an opportunity to strengthen family bonds and create lifelong memories. Whether learning the art of tracking, identifying animals, or finding the Southern Cross in the night sky for the first time; a safari with your children is very special. Young eyes are opened to a completely different world, where the realities of sharing space with wild animals necessitate taking certain precautions and learning about bush lore. Children of all ages soon become immersed in the outdoor classroom that is Tswalu, where the guide and tracker become the teachers, and learning about the importance of conservation is not only educational but great fun.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Camps family
Family Vacation

The advantages of having a private safari vehicle, guide, and tracker are particularly relevant for families, and children of all ages are welcome on game drives. Tswalu is in a malaria-free region of South Africa, making it extra safe for a family safari with a baby or young child.

On arrival, children receive a backpack that includes Tswalu’s Junior Ranger training guide. Children love the special kiddies program at Tswalu (Junior Ranger program) which includes bush walks, archery, spoor identification, picnics, and tracking lessons. Days on safari are individually planned for each family; from drives and walks to dining and downtime. The duration and scope of each activity, on and off the vehicle; will depend on the age and special interests of your children. Other activities include horse riding, pizza making, and cookie-baking; to name a few. On top of this, complimentary babysitting will allow parents to enjoy more formal or private evenings.

Tswalu Seasons and Best time to visit Tswalu

The climate varies from extremely dry to slightly wetter, with winter being the dry season and the rain usually falling during the summer months from October to April. There really is no ‘best time’ to visit Tswalu; as each of the Kalahari seasons offers unique wildlife viewing opportunities and dramatic changes to the landscapes as the environment responds to the presence or absence of water.

Kalahari Seasons

Spring At Tswalu

The mercury begins to climb in September and October, particularly as the days start to lengthen. Evenings can still be chilly, so come prepared with layered clothing.

In Spring, thorn bushes are softened by blossoms, and the night echoes the calls of amorous barking geckos – the quintessential sound of the Kalahari. Meerkat pups venture outside their burrows for the first time, and there is a palpable sense of anticipation as we anticipate the beginning of the summer rains.

Kalahari in spring
Sable in flowers

Summer At Tswalu

Summer is between November and March and is the longest and most important season. Hotter days are punctuated by delightfully mild evenings and spectacular afternoon thunderstorms.

While rain may be a regular inconvenience elsewhere; here it is both unpredictable and near miraculous. Consider yourself fortunate if it rains during your safari, as you’ll witness the almost instantaneous eruption of color as the Kalahari transforms into a carpet of golden flowers and green shrubs and grasses.

Many species coordinate their reproductive cycles with the reappearance of rain. New life is evident everywhere, from wobbly young antelope to irrepressibly curious jackal pups. Flocks of migrating birds descend on the reserve to enjoy summer’s bounty.

Cheetah cubs

Autumn At Tswalu

In the southern Kalahari, the autumn months of April and May are marked by milder days and cooler evenings as the last of the summer rains peter out.

The savanna remains at its greenest and shimmers as the breeze carries seeds aloft. The sounds of clashing horns carry across the landscape as the impala rut reaches its peak, while tortoises and other reptiles prepare to hibernate through the winter.

Winter At Tswalu

Between June and August, temperatures can dip below freezing overnight while the days remain pleasantly warm. The contrast between the red earth and white early morning frost is a visual treat.

Winter is the driest season, with dust devils dancing across the dunes and exceptional stargazing on cloudless nights. Nocturnal species change their daily routines, tempted above ground by afternoon sunshine. This makes winter a wonderful time to look for Tswalu’s elusive species, such as aardvark, aardwolf, and pangolin.

Pangolin
Pangolin

Activities

Tswalu is malaria-free, making it an ideal safari destination for families. Children are actively encouraged to participate fully in the safari experience. Besides day and night game drives, complimentary activities include nature walks, animal tracking, horse riding, stargazing, dune breakfasts, sleeping out under the stars, and spending time with habituated meerkats.

A few of the other specialized activities on offer:

Rock art excursions,
Time in the field with one of the scientists from Dedeben Research Centre,
A session in the photographic studio, editing and printing your best wildlife images.

Things to do at Tswalu

Game Drives

Days on safari at Tswalu unfold at your own pace, depending on your interests and the time of year. With every Tswalu booking, a private vehicle, guide, and tracker are guaranteed. With this comes the freedom and flexibility to choose where to go and what to see on the reserve; including unlimited time at sightings. Nothing is dictated, and the only schedule is your own.

Sightings may include some of the elusive species that find sanctuary at Tswalu, such as aardvark, pangolin, bat-eared fox, brown hyena, and aardwolf. Other iconic Kalahari species include the black-maned Kalahari lion, the desert black rhino, wild dog, oryx, and cheetah. At any time of the year, there are special sightings and transformations to the landscape influenced by seasonal changes and the absence or abundance of water.

Kalahari wildlife
Buffalo

If birding is a key objective of your safari it is best done on foot. However, you are likely to spot numerous bird species even on game drives. Sightings depend on which habitat you are traversing. There are some birds that you will see across the property, however; including Sociable weavers, White-browed sparrow-weavers, Namaqua doves, Fawn-coloured larks, and Ant-eating chats.

A memorable sighting at Tswalu is the aerial ‘rocket’ display of the male Red-Crested Korhaan as he launches himself vertically up to 30 meters above the ground and then throws himself into a backward somersault, dropping out of the sky with wings closed. It looks as if he has been shot out of the sky!

Unique Kalahari wildlife
Aardvark
Cheetah

Meerkat Experience

The Tswalu meerkat experience is made possible because these sociable creatures have been habituated over many years to accept humans as part of their environment and not to see our presence as a threat or danger. Habituators have spent many hours in the presence of each of these groups to build their trust. It is a very slow process of moving closer or retreating to give them more space; all the time observing their behavior. The animals are not followed when they move beyond the safety of their burrows to forage to ensure that their feeding habits are not disrupted.

Spending time at one of the habituated meerkat colonies is often a highlight of a Tswalu safari.  Guests have the opportunity to get within a few meters of one of three habituated family groups. To watch them pop in and out of their burrows. Stand sentry, groom, and play with each other. Soak up the sunshine, and forage in the sand for tasty morsels.

Meerkats

Your guide will wake you at daybreak because the best time to see the meerkats is when they first emerge from their burrows to scan the horizon, groom themselves in the sun, and begin foraging for the day.

For the best experience, guests should sit as still as possible, about two meters away, and just observe the meerkats going about their normal activities. It is an encounter that will bring you up close to wild animals and immerse you in their natural environment.

Birders Walking Safari

Birders will be eager to discover many of the bird species of the southern Kalahari while at Tswalu. Setting out in the early morning on a walking safari coincides with the onset of the dawn chorus. Listening to bird calls is always a useful tool to locate different birds.

Early risers include the robust and vocal White-browed Sparrow Weaver with its series of chattering and squealing phrases. Cutting through the cool of the morning are the high-pitched, melodious whistles of the Kalahari Scrub-Robin.

Keystone tree species, such as the complex Camel thorn tree, are large and strong enough to support the enormous Sociable weaver nests; which can be built to exceed one ton in weight. Sitting patiently under one of these community nests may be rewarded with a close-up of one of the smallest diurnal raptors in the region, the Pygmy Falcon. The Pygmy falcon makes use of one of the many chambers of the Sociable weaver’s nest.

Whether wandering over rocky hills, strolling through grassy plains, cresting a red sand dune, or just waiting it out at a watering hole or pan while sipping on coffee, birding on foot is always a rewarding way to spend a morning on the reserve.

Birding safari
Sociable Weaver Nest

Nature Walks

Much of Tswalu’s beauty can be found in the smaller details, which are best appreciated by getting off the vehicle. Then you will get up close to the ripples left by the wind on the crest of a sand dune, notice a yellow flower opening to face the sun, or; be able to trace the tracks left in the sand by a porcupine digging for roots. A walking safari makes it possible to see these and other signs left in the wild that add to our understanding of this fascinating wilderness. Following the tracks of iconic Kalahari species, including cheetah, brown hyena, and aardvark, adds to the thrill of exploring on foot.

Kalahari walking safari
Aardvark on walking safari

Horse Riding

Another wonderful way to appreciate Tswalu’s landscapes and wildlife is from the saddle. A guided horse safari allows up-close animal sightings that are sometimes not possible from a vehicle or on foot. Regardless of your level of experience, follow game trails through the grasslands. Head over to the dunes for a picnic lunch, or ride out to the Malori star bed before sunset.

Horse riding safari
Horse Riding

Rock Art

Tswalu provides protection for many valuable rock art sites, featuring rock engravings, and paintings of people, animals, birds, and abstract shapes that document the culture and history of the San and other early inhabitants of this place. Whether created as memories, maps, or self-expression, a visit to one of these sacred sites with your guide and tracker is bound to be thought-provoking.

The rock art at Tswalu is world-renowned and is said to date back some 500,000 years. One site is on a prominent hill where past people have engraved hundreds of images of giraffes, eland, and human figures. There are also ongoing archaeological investigations around Tswalu.

Tswalu Rock Art
Rock art

Stargazing

Tswalu must certainly be one of the best places to stargaze in South Africa with no pollution to spoil the view of the Kalahari’s “diamond skies”.

Tswalu Kalahari Spa

The award-winning spa offers a welcome lounge, two beautiful therapy suites with adjacent sensation showers with a private garden. In keeping with Tswalu’s philosophy, the spa is crafted from natural materials with reed ceilings and drystone walls in the indoor and outdoor showers.

Lodge with a Spa
Outdoor massage

Tswalu Helicopter Experiences

See Tswalu from above with the Agusta Westland 119, a versatile single-engine helicopter ideally suited to VIP transport. Based at Tswalu, the Augusta is available for private helicopter flips on Tswalu, excursions to nearby points of interest and historical landmarks, and a shuttle service to Upington airport.

Helicopter safari
Helicopter safari picnic stop

Star Beds

If you have been craving the solitude and silence of nature, raw and unfiltered, camping out for the night in one of our two-star beds, the Naledi or Malori, will add an exciting dimension to your safari. Once dusk fades into velvety darkness, the sounds of nocturnal animals and a sky full of brilliant stars will be the only distractions. Choose Naledi, an elevated, open-air platform in the south, or reserve a night at the Malori, a romantic safari tent overlooking the savanna dunes to the west.

The Malori Star-Bed

A balmy summer night is a perfect time to sleep under the stars in the middle of the Kalahari. The Malori is Tswalu’s under-canvas experience with comfortable beds, an open-air bathroom, and a spacious deck area for dining, dreaming, and stargazing. ⁠

⁠Whether reserved for romance or for family bonding time, a Malori sleep-out is about tuning out so that you can soak up the solitude, tune into the silence, and count shooting stars.⁠ With comfortable beds, an open-air bathroom, and a spacious deck area for dining, dreaming, and stargazing, the tent is perfect for two but spacious enough to invite the family. The Malori sleep-out is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences you will never forget.⁠

A night at Malori carries an additional cost and needs to be booked in advance.

2023 rate: R10 800

Sleep under Kalahari sky
Malori Sleepout Deck

Naledi Sleep-Out

Meaning ‘star’ in the local Tswana language, Naledi is a simple sleep-out deck in the Korannaberg mountains. Elevated above a valley with mesmerizing views, Naledi is for those who want to experience what it’s like to sleep under the stars out in the open.

Naledi is a romantic sleep-out experience for two adults but is also ideal for a family of four. Everything has been carefully considered so that guests have everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. Camping stretchers with luxurious bed linen. With extra throws and blankets should the night turn chilly. Your summer dinner is a cold picnic-style supper of your choice. In the morning, wholesome breakfast treats accompany warming mugs of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. A few steps from the main Naledi deck is an open-air shower, basin, and toilet on its own timber platform, providing comfort throughout your stay. Your private guide will leave you with a fully charged, two-way handheld radio for remaining in contact should you need assistance at any time.

A night at Naledi is an optional activity that is included in your stay. It does not need to be booked in advance but is offered subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions. Children over the age of 12 are welcome at the discretion of the guide.

Naledi sleep under the Kalahari diamond sky

Cuisine

Every moment of every meal at Tswalu reflects the culinary heritage of South Africa. Sustainability is key. They forage for Kalahari ingredients and work with local suppliers who share their low-impact ethos. For example believing that luxury is found in contextual, relevant flavors rather than wasteful over-abundance.

The Northern Cape is known for its pecans, pistachios, dates, citrus, grapes, and dried fruits. The region’s surprising bounty includes bottles from boutique, family-owned wineries, adding to the depth of wines on the award-winning wine list; as well as small-batch craft brandies, gins, and other typically South African spirits and liqueurs.

From a late breakfast at the pool, a picnic in the dunes, a feast in the boma, or sundowners and snacks on your private deck; guests will delight in the delicious gourmet meals.

Working in partnership with executive chef, Marnus Scholly and Michelin-starred South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, chefs look to reinterpret the flavors they find around them and create unique taste touchpoints at every turn. The choice of ingredients is only half the story. The context from which they come and in which they are served completes the picture. All guests now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Restaurant Klein JAN; with a seasonal tasting menu that celebrates the best of the region on the plate.

Tswalu’s wine list has some of the best South African wines available and guests will enjoy the food and wine pairing menus.

Boma dinner

Getting to Tswalu

While it is possible to drive to Tswalu, we recommend flying! A Tswalu scheduled charter flight provides a seamless connection for guests from Johannesburg or Cape Town directly into the reserve. From Fireblade Aviation in Johannesburg, the flying time to Tswalu is about 90 minutes; from Execujet’s terminal in Cape Town, the flying time is two hours. On arrival at Tswalu’s private tarred runway, guests are welcomed and transferred by private vehicle into camp. This takes approximately 20 minutes; unless there is an epic wildlife sighting along the way!

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Getting to Tswalu

All rates are fully inclusive of:

Dinner at Klein JAN restaurant (minimum age for children is 12) based on a 2-night stay (at Motse Camp and Tarkuni Homestead)
Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker
Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
Habituated meerkats
Horse riding and bird watching
Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa
A visit to our community clinic and pre-school
Accommodation
All meals with a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to dune picnics
All beverages and a full selection from our award-winning wine-list
Tea and coffee facilities
In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry
Laundry and valet services
Wifi
Childminding

Rates exclude

Transfers to and from Tswalu
Gift shop purchases
Spa treatments
International telephone calls
Tswalu Foundation donations
Gratuities (we will guide you on this once you have booked your stay)

Tswalu Accommodation Special Offers

Stay longer for Less

If you stay for 4 nights, you only pay 50% on your last night; or stay 5 or 7 nights and get 1 or 2 nights free respectively (5 = 4 and 7 = 5).

Honeymoon Retreat

Honeymooners who stay at The Motse or Loapi Camp for 4 nights, only pay 50% on your last night; plus the below honeymoon treats are complimentary:
A Malori sleepout
Bubbly and gifts on arrival
A romantic private in-suite dinner
A private wine tasting
1 x Spa massage per person
VIP Private Lounge at the Fireblade terminal
Terms and conditions: Travel within 6 months of the wedding and marriage certificate presented prior to arrival.

All offers are valid until 31st December 2023 and applicable to Loapi, Motse, and Tarkuni. The above promotions are also valid on combination stays at Motse and Loapi.

Ellerman House Villa & Tarkuni Homestead Promotion

Stay for 4 nights or more in either Villa One or Villa Two at Ellerman House and 4 nights at Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead and receive:
A complimentary one-way flight between the two properties
A complimentary 4th night at Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead

Valid from 10th January until 20th December 2023.

All standard inclusions apply to both properties

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