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2024 Rates & Exclusive Offers

2024 RATES ARE VALID 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2024

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve has the lowest ratio of beds to space in a privately protected area in South Africa. Choosing one of our
three camps is less about the obvious luxuries you’ve come to expect on safari – high thread-count sheets, fine wines, and
gourmet food – and more about the rare privilege of enjoying exclusive access to 114,000 hectares (282,000 acres) of private
wilderness on the southernmost edge of the Kalahari. From exhilarating predator-prey encounters to rare sightings of some of
the most elusive species in Africa, every safari is privately guided without any other guests or vehicles besides our own to dilute
your experience.

 

For a long-term conservation endeavour to remain viable takes much more than philanthropy and passion. By choosing Tswalu,
every guest becomes part of an inspiring conservation story backed by a 30-year legacy of protecting one of southern Africa’s last
remaining wild places while positively impacting those who call it home.

 

For every night you spend with us, a significant sum goes directly towards offsetting the cost of conservation – what it takes to
manage a privately protected area in a remote region. With your continued support, we can double down on our mission to
harness the net-positive impact of luxury, low-footprint safaris to sustain the planet and its people, while mitigating climate
change and biodiversity loss. In return, as our guest you will experience an incomparable safari defined by the freedom and
flexibility to explore this vast, off-the-beaten-track destination in private, at your own pace.

YOUR COMPLETE GUEST EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • • Access to 114,000 hectares (282,000 acres) of private wilderness
  • • Private 4×4 game-viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker per booking
  • • Privately guided drives, nature walks, rock art walks, animal tracking, and birding
  • • Meerkat encounters with habituated meerkat families
  • • Horse riding (intermediate and advanced level only)
  • • Introduction to the work of the Tswalu Foundation and its research projects
  • • Community visit to our preschool and clinic
  • • Luxury accommodation
  • • All meals and drinks
  • • A gourmet dining experience at Restaurant Klein JAN (minimum 2-night stays; no children under 12)
  • • Individually stocked in-room pantry and bar
  • • Childminding
  • • WIFI
  • • Laundry

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • • Travel to and from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
  • • Hands-on private photographic safaris (tuition)
  • • Gift shop and gallery purchases
  • • The Malori star bed experience
  • • Spa treatments
  • • Donations to the Tswalu Foundation
  • • Gratuities: please note that these are suggested guidelines and gratuities are discretionary.
    • The Motse – R2145 per day per legae: R715 guide/R715 tracker/R715 general staff
    • Tarkuni – R4400 per day exclusive use: R1430 guide/R1430 tracker/R440 general staff/ R1100 Tarkuni staff
    • Loapi – R2860 per day per home: R715 guide/R715 tracker/R440 general staff/ R550 Butler / R440 Chef
Take time with Tswalu Promotion. Time and space in your private vehicle with guide and tracker. Image by Felix Studios

The Best of Tswalu Offer

STAY 6 PAY 5, INCLUDING FLIGHTS

Enjoy the best of Tswalu and explore the destination with an incredible 6-night itinerary that includes 3 nights at the Motse (first night free) followed by 3 nights at Loapi. This offer also includes return flights to Tswalu from Johannesburg or Cape Town with Fireblade Aviation. Valid until 15 December 2024

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

LOAPI

6 exclusive-use, individual homes with one or two bedrooms
(4 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom homes)
Suitable for couples, families, or friends travelling together

 

ONE-BEDROOM HOME

  • ZAR 46 700          Per adult rate (based on 2 people sharing)
  • ZAR 57 900          Single occupancy

 

TWO-BEDROOM HOME

  • ZAR 107 900         Rate allows for up to 2 adults and 2 children (0-17 years)
  • ZAR 126 000         3 adults sharing
  • ZAR 167 900         4 adults sharing

 

CHILD POLICY

  • Complimentary Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a one-bedroom home (max 2 children sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a one-bedroom home (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Additional child 0-17 years in a two-bedroom home (max 3 children sharing)

THE MOTSE

9 Legae (Setswana word meaning ‘suite’)
(6 with one bedroom; 3 with two bedrooms)
Suitable for solo travel, couples or families

 

MOTSE LEGAE

  • ZAR 38 900          Per adult rate (based on 2 people sharing)
  • ZAR 48 300          Single occupancy

 

MOTSE FAMILY LEGAE

  • ZAR 90 000          Per legae, inclusive of 2 adults and 2 children 0-17 years
  • ZAR 116 700         3 adults in a family legae

 

CHILD POLICY

  • Complimentary Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a Motse legae (max 2 children sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a Motse legae (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Additional child 0-17 years in a Motse family legae (max 3 children sharing in a family suite)

TARKUNI

An exclusive-use private homestead
Maximum of 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms, all under one roof
Suitable for families or a group of friends

 

  • ZAR 284 800          8-10 guests
  • ZAR 250 800          7 guests
  • ZAR 224 300          6 guests
  • ZAR 197 800          5 guests
  • ZAR 159 400          1-4 guests

FLYING TO TSWALU

Tswalu offers a direct scheduled service to the reserve’s private tarred airstrip.

Johannesburg to Tswalu 

Terminal: Fireblade Aviation, OR Tambo International Airport
Flying time 90 minutes

One-way    ZAR 15 410
Return       ZAR 30 820

Departs from Fireblade Aviation at 13h00
Departs from Tswalu at 10h20

 

Cape Town to Tswalu 

Terminal: Execujet, Cape Town International Airport
Flying time 2 hours

One-way    ZAR 15 410
Return       ZAR 30 820

Departs from Execujet at 12h00
Departs from Tswalu at 14h50

 

Please note that luggage (soft-sided bags only) is restricted to a maximum of 44 pounds (20 kg) on Tswalu scheduled flights, inclusive of 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 Cape Town and Johannesburg. Transfers between the private hangars, the main terminal buildings, rental car companies, and airport hotels are complimentary but must be booked with reservations in advance. Children under 2 years old fly for free (if seated on a parent’s lap).
Cancelled or delayed flights: In the event of any flight delays or cancellations (our third-party operators are governed by aviation regulatory authorities), Tswalu is in no way responsible for any loss whatsoever, sustained by you/your party. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is taken out to cover all such eventualities.

THE KRAAL

Staff and contractor camp suitable for private guides, pilots, au pairs or tutors (nett rates apply)

  • ZAR 3 210          Rate per person including all meals served at The Kraal
  • ZAR 5 890         Rate per person including meals and activities with guests at The Motse/ Loapi/ Tarkuni
  • ZAR 3 750          Rate per guide joining guests at Retaurant Klein JAN

THE MALORI SLEEP-OUT DECK

A comfortable, tented, star bed-style overnight experience

  • ZAR 10 800          Rate per night (maximum 2 adults and 2 children)
  • Children 0-17 years, accommodated on camping stretchers (pre-booking is essential)

 

 

NALEDI

An open-to-the-elements star bed experience
Complimentary           Maximum 2 adults (no need to book in advance, subject to availability; weather permitting)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Private tuition with our specialist photographic guide is available at an additional cost of ZAR 9 500 per day and needs to be
booked in advance. A minimum of two days is required.

  • Includes:
    •  Undivided attention of our specialist photographic guide while on safari, assisted by a dedicated, experienced tracker
    •  2 hours of informal classroom-style tuition to enhance your wildlife photography skills
    •  Use of our modified photographic vehicle
    •  Support and assistance with post-editing in Lightroom software in the Motse’s Photographic Studio
    •  1 complimentary edited wildlife print per booking
“The game viewing is amazing, and dinner on the dune and restaurant Klein JAN are a real plus to the experience. The whole stay is very tailor-made.”
Pierre and Sophie
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