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2024 Rates & Exclusive Offers

Our rates are priced per guest per night and include the complete Tswalu experience (see below), from full-board luxury accommodation to complimentary safari activities. In addition, a private 4×4 safari vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker is guaranteed with every booking. Tswalu offers a direct scheduled charter air service from Johannesburg or Cape Town to the reserve’s tarred private airstrip.

Lion walking in front of a game viewing vehicle

YOUR COMPLETE TSWALU EXPERIENCE

Rates include:

  • • 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 star bed experience • Spa treatments • Tswalu Foundation donations

 

Guidelines for gratuities at each camp:

  • • The Motse, a total of ZAR 1 950 per day per legae: ZAR 650 guide | ZAR 650 tracker | ZAR 650 general staff
  • • Tarkuni, a total 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 total of ZAR 2 700 per day per home: ZAR 650 guide | ZAR 650 tracker | ZAR 400 general staff | ZAR 500 butler | ZAR 500 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.

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2024 RATES ARE VALID 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2024

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LOAPI

Offering a private wilderness experience, Loapi Tented Camp has no shared spaces or amenities, just 6 luxurious villa-style homes under canvas. There are 4 x 1 bedroom and 2 x 2 bedroom homes, each an exclusive-use, independently run micro camp. Note that there is a minimum 2-night stay in each home.

 

1 BEDROOM TENTED SAFARI HOME

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

 

2 BEDROOM TENTED SAFARI 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 for 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)

THE MOTSE

Tswalu’s original camp, The Motse has 9 private, luxury guest suites or legae (Setswana for ‘home’). There are 3 family legae designed especially for families with a main bedroom and en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a spacious, separate living room. Note that there is a minimum 2-night stay for all suites.

 

MOTSE LEGAE

  • ZAR 38 900          Per person 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 for 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 Motse family suite (max 3 children sharing in a family suite)

TARKUNI

A private, thatched homestead, Tarkuni has 5 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, all under one roof, for the exclusive use of a family or party of friends. Each bedroom has a private terrace and leads off a spacious open-plan lounge and dining room. The front of the homestead has a long, deep, covered verandah overlooking a waterhole. There is also a separate library/study, spa therapy suite, private boma, plunge pool, fire pit and a private tsala. Note that there is a minimum 2-night stay.

 

ONLY FOR EXCLUSIVE USE, A MAXIMUM OF 10 GUESTS SHARING 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

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.

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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.
2024 Rates & Offers

THE KRAAL

Nett rates applicable for guides, pilots, and tutors.

  • ZAR 3 210          Rate per person per night, including all meals served at The Kraal
  • ZAR 5 890         Rate per person per night, including meals and activities shared with guests at any camp
  • ZAR 3 750          Dinner per guide joining guests at Klein JAN restaurant

STAR BED WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE

Guests can book a night at the Malori a remote, under-canvas sleepout camp on a raised deck overlooking the open plains. For exclusive use only, the tent has comfortable single beds (extra stretcher beds for children), an outdoor seating and dining area deck, and an open-air shower, toilet and handbasin.

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

 

Naledi, which means ‘star’ in the local Tswana language, is Tswalu’s back-to-nature star bed experience in the Korannaberg mountains. Complimentary for a maximum of 2 adults (guests may book when at Tswalu – no pre-booking required)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

A specialist photographic guide is available at an additional cost of ZAR 9 500 per day and must be booked in advance.

The daily rate includes:

  • • Undivided attention of the photographic guide while on safari, assisted by a tracker
  • • 2 hours of informal classroom-style tuition to cover wildlife photography skills
  • • Use of our modified photographic safari vehicle
  • • Support and assistance with post-editing in the Photographic Studio at the Motse, using Lightroom software
  • • 1 complimentary edited wildlife print per booking

Note that booking a private photographic safari is subject to availability and must be confirmed when making an accommodation reservation.

FLIGHTS

A direct scheduled charter air service from Johannesburg or Cape Town is offered to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve where there is a tarred private airstrip.

Johannesburg to Tswalu (flying time 1.5 hours)

  • Flight departs from Fireblade Aviation, OR Tambo International Airport, at 13h00
  • Flight departs from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve at 10h20
  • ZAR 11 800    One way
  • ZAR 23 600   Return

Cape Town to Tswalu (flying time 2 hours )

    • Flight departs from Execujet Hangar, Cape Town Interational Airport, at 12h00
    • Flight departs from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve at 14h50
    • ZAR 13 400    One way
    • ZAR 26 800   Return

 

Please note that luggage needs to be soft-sided bags, and 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 – a maximum of 110 pounds (50 kg) extra per seat in soft-sided bags. | Complimentary storage facilities are available for excess luggage in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. | Included in the above prices are complimentary transfers between the private hangars and the main terminal building, rental car companies, or airport hotels. | Complimentary road transfers must be booked with reservations in advance. | Children under 2 years fly for free and will be seated on an adult’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 or 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 restaurant Klein JAN are a real plus to the experience. The whole stay is very tailor-made.”
Pierre and Sophie
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