Experiences | Nov 2023


Walking towards aircraft

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve has always provided the ultimate luxury, private safari experience, including a private vehicle, guide and tracker with every booking. Now, in partnership with Fireblade Aviation, Tswalu is offering private aircraft solutions to make a South African safari journey as seamless as possible.


Private vehicle means unlimited time at a lion sighting


Plan a safari of a lifetime

Exploring iconic wildlife destinations in South Africa, from Tswalu to the Sabi Sand, has never been more convenient or comfortable. Flying private automatically sets the scene for an immersive wilderness experience – a trip of a lifetime. A private aircraft offers exclusivity and ultimate flexibility for multigenerational families, small groups (maximum 8 guests), or even a couple seeking all the advantages private travel has to offer.

Visit our Flying to Tswalu page for estimated private flight costs from destinations within South Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Skukuza, and Hoedspruit. A final quote will be provided at the time of enquiry, based on variables such as the number of passengers, type of aircraft, fuel price and excess luggage requirements. As a standard on all flights, the luggage allowance is restricted to a maximum of 44 pounds (20 kg) in soft-sided bags.

Easy, flexible air access

Private aviation makes the ‘getting there’ part of your safari completely stress-free. Personalised attention and bespoke arrangements, such as a private air charter, can make all the difference to a trip, elevating the mundane aspects of travelling by giving you control over your schedule, maximising your time on the ground and ensuring that the journey is as exceptional as the destination. After all, who would want to miss out on valuable game drive time?

Private aircraft on the tarmac at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve


All the advantages of a private air charter

Previously considered a luxury, private air charters for couples, families or small groups have become the quickest, most efficient, and most convenient way to travel between remote destinations and major cities throughout South Africa. When you fly private, you won’t lose precious vacation time because of delayed or cancelled commercial flights, deal with ill-timed connections, or the logistics of routing via OR Tambo International Airport. A private charter can also prevent back-tracking and wasting time on unwanted overnight stays in between safari destinations. There is no need to stand in long queues at security checkpoints or passport control either. Boarding times are also reduced. Flying private makes the ‘getting there’ aspect of that bucket list trip to South Africa feel like part of the adventure. There are added perks like VIP terminal access, a meet-and-greet service, and complimentary parking and luggage storage.


For all private flight enquiries, please contact Tswalu Reservations.

Please note that Tswalu also offers a scheduled charter air service from both Johannesburg and Cape Town directly to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Find the 2024 rate-per-seat pricing and scheduled flight times on our Rates & Exclusive Offers page.


Images by Dook, Marcus Westberg, and Josh Duffus.