2021 Rates and Promotions


Tswalu is more than a safari destination in southern Africa. Each guest’s visit contributes directly to the sustainability of our conservation and social development efforts. These include the restoration of the natural environment to a pristine condition, re-establishment and protection of biological diversity, maintenance of the natural ecological processes of the Kalahari, anti-poaching, numerous on-site research projects, the provision of health-care services, a pre-school and adult learning facilities.

The word ‘Tswalu’ means ‘a new beginning’ and Tswalu Kalahari is driven by two ambitions: to create an inspirational experience for its guests and a conservation vision, to restore the Kalahari to itself. This entails the management of the entire ecological system, including the vegetation and the available water resources to restore vital ecological processes which have disappeared in parts of the Kalahari, thereby maximizing the diversity of life found in the region. These two goals sit in perfect equilibrium with each guest contributing directly to the sustainability of the reserve in a true model of eco-tourism.

Tswalu guests are in search of rarity, adventure, privacy, and inspirational travel. The Tswalu experience offers guests the platform to participate in one of the biggest conservation projects in South Africa.

The fully inclusive rate for your complete Tswalu experience includes:

  • • Accommodation
  • • A dinner at Klein JAN restaurant, subject to a minimum 2 night stay (minimum age for children is 12)
  • • Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker
  • • Walking safaris
  • • 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
  • • The Tswalu Foundation research projects
  • • Involvement in wildlife project work currently on the property
  • • Naledi star deck
  • • All meals including a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to dune picnics
  • • All beverages and full selection from our award-winning wine-list
  • • In-suite tea and coffee making facilities
  • • In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry
  • • Laundry and valet services
  • • Wireless internet access and national telephone calls
  • • Junior Ranger programme and child minding services as required.

Other activities (an additional cost applies):
• Book a night under the Kalahari night sky at the Malori sleep-out deck
• Helicopter flips to learn about Tswalu’s conservation efforts and enjoy a private picnic on the peaks of the Korannaberg mountains
• Spa treatments

Rates exclude:
• Transfers to and from Tswalu
• Gift shop purchases
• Spa treatments
• International telephone calls

• Tswalu Foundation donations
• Gratuities (a guideline of R1540 per vehicle per day: R550 guide/R550 tracker/R440 general staff)

View the full 2021 Rates and Promotions PDF here.


2021 RATES

(Minimum 3-night stay from 20 December to 6 January)



Sublime accommodation in 9 individual legae set at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains with sweeping views of the Kalahari. Three of the legae (suites) have been designed as spacious double suites (Motse family suites) with 2 separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, connecting to a luxurious separate living room, and are perfect for travelling with minor children.


The Tswalu experience in a Motse Legae:

ZAR 27 720        Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing)

ZAR 34 340        Single occupancy

ZAR 6 825          Child 12-17 years (sharing with parents in a standard suite, max 1 child sharing)

Complimentary  Children 0-11 years (sharing with parents in a standard suite, max 2 children sharing)


The Tswalu experience for families at Motse:

ZAR 64 050       Rate allows for up to 2 adults and 2 children (0 – 17 years) sharing

ZAR 6 825         Extra child in family suite – max 3 children (0 – 17 years) sharing in family suite


Set amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is an oasis of serenity with beguiling views on every side. The private homestead accommodates up to 10 guests in five luxurious en-suite bedrooms, each with its own private deck and star bed and boasts a vast open-plan lounge and dining room, an intimate mezzanine library, and a spa therapy suite. A covered deck leads to a private tsala and plunge pool.


Your private homestead experience:

ZAR 202 700        Exclusive use – limited to 10 persons (5 suites)

ZAR 202 700        8 – 10 guests

ZAR 178 550        7 guests

ZAR 159 650        6 guests

ZAR 140 750        5 guests

ZAR 113 450        2 – 4 guests


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.


ZAR 9 000         Maximum 2 adults and 2 children (please note this surcharge is in addition to accommodation booked)


Guide accommodation is available at the Kraal at a rate of ZAR 2 490 per person per night to include meals and soft drinks only served at the Kraal. Should you wish your guide to participate in meals and activities with their guests at Motse or Tarkuni, this can easily be arranged at a rate of ZAR 4 620 per person per night and will also include all beverages.


Tswalu daily scheduled service direct to the reserve’s own world-class tarred airstrip.


Johannesburg to Tswalu (Flight schedule – 1.5 hour flight)

  • Flight departs from Fireblade Aviation at 13h00
  • Flight departs from Tswalu at 10h20
  • ZAR 7 645          One Way
  • ZAR 15 290        Return


Cape Town to Tswalu (Flight schedule – 2 hour flight)

    • Flight departs from Execujet Hangar at 07h50
    • Flight departs from Tswalu at 14h50
    • ZAR 7 645          One Way
    • ZAR 15 290        Return


Please note that luggage (must be soft sided bags) is restricted to a maximum of 44 pounds (20 kg) on Tswalu scheduled flights inclusive hand luggage. Extra seats may be purchased, at standard rates, should guests wish to travel with excess luggage (will allow for 50 kg / 110 pounds extra in soft sided bags). Complimentary storage facilities are available for excess luggage in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Children under 2 years old fly for free, and will be seated on parent’s lap.



Carpe diem! Book now, and stay longer
  • Stay 4 and pay 50% on last night
  • (Applicable to Motse and Tarkuni)


  • Stay 5 and Pay 4
  • (Applicable to Motse and Tarkuni)
  • Book 5 nights at Tswalu Kalahari and only pay for 4 nights


  • Book a private charter and recieve the 3rd night free of charge 
  • (Applicable to Tarkuni ONLY)
  • Book ANY private charter routing with Fireblade on an African itinerary (Tarkuni included) and receive 3 nights luxury full board accommodation and only pay for 2


Terms and Conditions: Promotions are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other special rates or promotions | Offer must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively | Availability of offers and promotions is restricted and Tswalu reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time.