SAFARI WITH PURPOSE
No two Tswalu experiences are the same. That’s because the way you see and touch this magical place will be shaped by your particular interests and will happen at your own pace. Tswalu is a generous landscape and as the sun rises above the Korannaberg mountains each morning, new opportunities to learn, play and explore come to life.
Every Tswalu safari is a true journey to the heart of an inspired conservation vision, and a landscape that’s dreamlike in its intensity and scale.
ALWAYS PRIVATE GAME VEHICLES
With your own dedicated guide and vehicle, you can experience Tswalu exactly the way you want to. There are no fixed schedules or time limits at special sightings – during your stay, the dunes and grasslands are yours to explore the way you want to, and each wildlife encounter can unfold at its own pace.
Viewing Tswalu from the air is the best way to appreciate the sheer scale of the southern Kalahari. The folds in the land reveal themselves as you look down on mountain peaks where quite possibly no-one has ever walked and trace intertwined game paths that wind through the grasslands.
Bond with Tswalu and our specially trained horses and gain a different perspective as you follow game trails on horseback. A Tswalu horse riding experience is not about speed, but about gently exploring dry savannah and seasonal riverbeds and seeing the land anew from within a herd.
Much of Tswalu’s beauty can be found in the smaller details: the ripples left by the wind on the crest a sand dune, a yellow flower opening to face the sun, or the tracks of a porcupine digging for roots. Walking at Tswalu gives you the opportunity to see these and other signs of the abundance of the southern Kalahari, as well as following the tracks of larger species.
Watching thousands of stars slowly spin through a black velvet sky as you fall asleep makes a night spent on our Malori sleep-out deck an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a glowing Kalahari sunset as you eat dinner, then see the world anew as birdsong and the strengthening light awaken you at dawn.
THE MEERKAT EXPERIENCE
Join a group of habituated meerkats as they emerge from their burrows and warm themselves in the rising sun or meet up with them as they return home at the end of the day and groom and play at dusk.
Join your guide in trying to puzzle out the hidden meanings in millennia-old rock engravings of animals, birds and abstract shapes. Today, no one knows whether they were created as memories, prayers or maps, but their beauty and mystery endure.
RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION
Spending time with one of the many researchers whose studies are supported by the Tswalu Foundation provides additional insights into the finely balanced Kalahari ecosystem, and lets you see cutting-edge conservation at work.
TSWALU GUIDING TEAM
Tswalu’s team of experienced field guides and trackers all took different routes to reach the Kalahari. Despite that, they are united in their passion for conserving Tswalu and their eagerness to unravel its mysteries and share them with you. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and they are true ambassadors for the restoration of the grasslands and dunes of Tswalu.
Our African itineraries perfectly demonstrate the ease with which Tswalu combines a safari itinerary to create the ideal Southern African experience.
This nine-day adventure combines two of the South Africa’s finest lodges into one absolutely unforgettable trip. Begin at Tswalu The Motse, an exclusive ‘home base’ from which you can explore the Kalahari Game Reserve and the breathtaking black-maned lions that call the area home. No trip to Tswalu is complete without a visit to meet the fun and curious meerkats! Next travel to the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park and stay in luxury at Singita Lebombo. Game drive among the ‘Big Five,’ experience the scenic vistas and indulge yourself in the ultimate luxury that Singita provides so well. All along the way, you will find a variety of exclusive activities to bring you up close and personal to the beauty, wildlife and culture of this incredible country.VIEW MORE
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SOUTHERN AFRICA TRAVEL
Your family will delight in this exceptional breakaway to the Malaria-free Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, situated in South Africa’s Northern Cape region. This journey will see you discovering the magic of the vast Kalahari.VIEW MORE
Welcome to the barefoot luxury of Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private game reserve, in the exquisite malaria-free ‘Green Kalahari’ region. Here, you will enjoy superlative game viewing, bush walks, horseback safaris and indulgent spa treatments.VIEW MORE
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AFRICA ADVENTURE COMPANY
The family-owned Africa Adventure Company celebrates 30 years of planning “Safari of a Lifetime” experiences. We focus on small groups and independent travellers, promote camps that are symbiotic with nature and the community, and offer exquisite game viewing with top-notch guides.VIEW MORE
See what lies beyond… &Beyond designs personalised high-end tours in Africa, Asia and South America, offering discerning travellers a rare and exclusive experience of the world as it should be.VIEW MORE
THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
Fascinante itinerario en Sudáfrica, alojamientos con encanto y situados en enclaves únicos y especiales. Comenzaréis en el Parque Nacional Kruger para ver los 5 grandes, continuaréis hacia la vibrante Ciudad del Cabo…VIEW MORE
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ALL OVER TOURS
In this exclusive sample itinerary, you will start with a great stay in Cape Town and then you fly to the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the largest private game reserve in the country. The exclusivity of the lodge and activities such as game drives and walking safaris ensure an unforgettable stay.VIEW MORE
This 12 -day trip begins in Johannesburg, then you’ll continue to the lush wilderness of the Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve, the largest and perhaps most beautiful private reserve in South Africa. Finally, to Cape Town with the iconic Table Mountain.VIEW MORE
We are a boutique African tour operator with offices in the U.S., that can create an intimate, memorable, and profound life-changing honeymoon for you. Our staff has a combined 90+ years of experience designing unique and personalized safaris.VIEW MORE
JAMIE THOM CONSERVATION SAFARIS
The Ultimate South Africa Safari provides you with an incredible cross-section of South Africa’s best fauna an flora across a variety of diverse habitats – while staying in the very best lodges that Africa has to offer!VIEW MORE