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What defines Tswalu Kalahari

The wide, open spaces of Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest, privately owned reserve, have long drawn travellers seeking a deeply layered, immersive safari. Exclusive access to this wilderness is a privilege that far outweighs more conventional notions of luxury.

Family safari memories to last a lifetime

David and Sarah Townsend first came on a family safari to Tswalu in 2008, when their daughter, India, was three years old and son, Theo, was just four months old.

Tswalu – a photographer’s paradise

With your own private vehicle, breath-taking landscapes, and diversity of wildlife, Tswalu offers both the novice and the experienced photographer the opportunity of a lifetime to capture some memorable moments

Packing for your safari at Tswalu

If you’ve never been on safari before, here are some useful tips on what to pack for your holiday at Tswalu.

Bedtime stories for Tswalu guests

Every night at Tswalu when guests retire to their suites, they will find a ‘good night’ box with a treat from The Motse kitchen and a printed folklore story to read before they turn in.

An evening at JAN Innovation Studio

Last week Tswalu hosted a group of industry friends to an evening at Chef Jan Hendrik’s recently opened Innovation Studio in Cape Town. It was a wonderful evening with great food and wine and delightful company.

Jan Hendrik’s Innovation Studio opens 

Chef Jan Hendrik’s Innovation Studio has opened its doors at 87 Kloof Street in Cape Town after many months of meticulous crafting and refinement.

Tswalu Gallery opens

The Tswalu Gallery, which opened on the private game reserve this week, is a beautiful space in the main building of the newly renovated Motse camp.

Five reasons to visit Tswalu

A great read by guest blogger James Bainbridge  from SafariBookings.com. A major draw of Tswalu Kalahari is that it is a malaria-free reserve; five other top reasons to visit are listed here.

Helicopter excursions at Tswalu

One of the most exciting activities which guests can book at Tswalu is a helicopter excursion. Take a trip to a nearby point of interest or historical landmark, indulge in a mountain top picnic or book a conservation educational.

The Tswalu Spa

The Tswalu Spa is an integral component of the overall guest experience. A combination of cool, tranquil spaces creates a quiet oasis in the Kalahari where guests can indulge in some well-deserved pampering and relaxation.

Stargazing at Tswalu

Tswalu a stargazer’s dream and all Tswalu guides are trained to guide guests across the night sky with a telescope, the naked eye or low magnification binoculars.

Top 5 Eco-Lodges in Southern Africa

Tswalu Kalahari features in the prime spot of Jumbari Family Safaris’ list of Southern Africa’s top eco-lodges recommended by the operators for your next family safari in Africa.

Marnus Scholly appointed Executive Chef at Tswalu

Recently we made the exciting announcement that Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will be opening a restaurant on Tswalu, called KLEIN JAN.

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