2024 Rates & Promotions

A private 4×4 safari vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker is guaranteed with each booking, allowing all our guests to explore Tswalu Kalahari private reserve at their own pace. Our rates include the complete Tswalu experience, from full-board luxury accommodation to complimentary safari activities – these include day and night game drives, habituated meerkat encounters, visiting rock engraving sites, nature walks, animal tracking, horse riding, birdwatching, and stargazing. In addition to season-specific outdoor dining experiences, from dune dinners to bush picnics, one complimentary dinner at Restaurant Klein JAN is also included. While Tswalu Kalahari is accessible by road, most of our guests fly directly into the reserve on private charter flights or with Fireblade Aviation’s scheduled charter service from Johannesburg or Cape Town. On arrival, guests are met and welcomed by their guide at the private tarred airstrip for the short road transfer into camp.


  • • Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker per booking
  • • Night drives
  • • Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
  • • Habituated merkats experience
  • • Horse riding
  • • Bird watching
  • • Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa
  • • A visit to our community clinic and pre-school
  • • A visit and/or introduction to The Tswalu Foundation research projects
  • • Involvement in wildlife project work on property, when available
  • • Luxury full board accommodation
  • • All meals including a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to bush picnics
  • • Dinner at Klein JAN restaurant based on a minimum of a 2-night stay (children over 12 years welcome / child minding arranged for younger children)
  • • 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
  • • Child minding services


Rates exclude:

  • • Travel to and from Tswalu
  • • Gift shop purchases
  • • Malori sleep-out deck
  • • Spa Treatments
  • • Tswalu Foundation donations
  • • Gratuities:
    • The Motse, a guideline of ZAR 1 950 per day per legae: ZAR 650 guide | ZAR 650 tracker | ZAR 650 general staff
    • Tarkuni, a guideline of ZAR 4 000 per day exclusive use: ZAR 1 300 guide | ZAR 1 300 tracker | ZAR 400 general staff | ZAR 1 000 Tarkuni staff
    • Loapi, a guideline of ZAR 2 700 per day per home: ZAR 650 guide | ZAR 650 tracker | ZAR 400 general staff | ZAR 500 butler | ZAR 500 chef


Your Tswalu experience is based on a fully inclusive rate.


Suspended between earth and sky, Loapi evokes the carefree, nomadic spirit of camping and a return to a true wilderness experience. Resting lightly on the land are six tented safari homes (four x 1 bedroom and two x 2 bedrooms), each a private, contemporary micro camp inviting deep engagement with the southern Kalahari in all its unfettered, changeable beauty. Minimum 2 nights stay.



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



  • 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



  • Complimentary Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 2 children sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Additional child 0-17 years in a 2 bedroom safari home (max 3 children sharing)
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The Motse is a luxury camp with 9 private guest legae (Tswala for ‘home’) set at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains with sweeping views of the Kalahari. Three of the legae have been designed specifically for families, with 2 separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, connecting to a luxurious separate living room. Minimum 2 nights stay.



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



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



  • Complimentary Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a Motse suite (max 2 children sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a Motse suite (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 9 100           Additional child 0-17 years in a family suite (max 3 children sharing in a family suite)
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Set amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is an oasis of serenity with beguiling views on every side. The private homestead offers five luxurious en-suite bedrooms for the exclusive use of a multigenerational family of a party of friends, 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 swimming pool. Minimum 2 nights stay.



Exclusive use Limited to 10 persons (5 suites)

  • 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
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Terms & 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.


Nett rates stipulated for guides, pilots, tutors.

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


The Malori is Tswalu’s under canvas experience with comfortable beds, an open-air bathroom and a spacious deck area for dining, dreaming and stargazing.

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  • ZAR 10 800          Rate per night – maximum 2 adults and 2 children
  •                                 Children 0-17 years accommodated on camping stretchers
  •                                 (It is advisable to pre-book at the time of booking accommodation)


Naledi, which means ‘star’ in the local Tswana language, is Tswalu’s back-to-nature star bed experience in the Korannaberg mountains.

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  • Complimentary          Maximum 2 adults
    (guests may book when at Tswalu – no pre booking required)
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Our specialist photographic guide is available at an additional cost of R9 500 per day and needs to be booked in advance. The rate 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 photographic vehicle
  • • Support and assistance with post-editing in Lightroom software in the Photographic Studio at the Motse
  • • 1 edited wildlife print per booking

A reminder that booking a photographic safari with our specialist guide is subject to availability and must be confirmed when making an accommodation reservation.

Photographic Safaris


Tswalu offers a direct scheduled charter air service from Johannesburg or Cape Town to the reserve’s tarred private airstrip.

Johannesburg to Tswalu (flying time – 1.5 hours)

  • Flight departs from Fireblade Aviation, ORTIA, at 13h00
  • Flight departs from Tswalu at 10h20
  • ZAR 10 700          One way
  • ZAR 21 400        Return

Cape Town to Tswalu (flying time – 2 hours )

    • Flight departs from Execujet Hangar, CTIA, at 12h00
    • Flight departs from Tswalu at 14h50
    • ZAR 10 700          One way
    • ZAR 21 400        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. Transfers between the private hangars, and the main terminal building; rental car companies; and airport hotels are included in the above costs but must be booked with reservations in advance. Children under 2 years old fly for free and will be seated on 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 game viewing is amazing, and dinner on the dune and retaurant Klein JAN are a real plus to the experience. The whole stay is very tailormade.”
Pierre and Sophie