2023 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.

Take time with Tswalu Promotion. Time and space in your private vehicle with guide and tracker. Image by Felix Studios



Book 6 nights at Tswalu Kalahari and only pay for 5 nights.

Enjoy the best of Tswalu and explore the destination with an incredible 6-night itinerary that includes 3 nights at the Motse followed by 3 nights at Loapi. With this first-ever dual camp offer from Tswalu, we are also including complimentary return flights to Tswalu from Johannesburg or Cape Town with Fireblade Aviation.



  • • Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker for all bookings
  • • Night drives
  • • Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
  • • Habituated meerkats 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 the age of 12 are 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

  • • Transfers to and from Tswalu
  • • Gift shop purchases
  • • Malori sleep-out deck
  • • Spa treatments
  • • Tswalu Foundation donations
  • • Gratuities:
    • The Motse, a guideline of R1950 per day per legae: R650 guide/R650 tracker/R650 general staff
    • Tarkuni, a guideline of R4000 per day exclusive use: R1300 guide/R1300 tracker/R400 general staff/ R1000 Tarkuni staff
    • Loapi, a guideline of R2700 per day per home: R650 guide/R650 tracker/R400 general staff/ R500 Butler / R500 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 40 200          Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing)
  • ZAR 49 900          Single occupancy



  • ZAR 93 000          Rate allows for up to 2 adults and 2 children (0-17 years)
  • ZAR 108 540        3 adults sharing
  • ZAR 144 720        4 adults sharing


Complimentary Children 0-11 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 2 children sharing)

  • ZAR 8 250          Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a 1 bedroom safari home (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 8 250          Additional child 0-17 years in a 2 bedroom safari home (max 3 children sharing)


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 33 500          Per person rate (based on 2 people sharing)
  • ZAR 41 580          Single occupancy



  • ZAR 77 550          Per legae, inclusive of 2 adults and 2 children 0-17 years
  • ZAR 100 500       3 adults in a family legae


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

  • ZAR 8 250        Child 12-17 years sharing with parents in a Motse suite (max 1 child sharing)
  • ZAR 8 250        Additional child 0-17 years in a family suite (max 3 children sharing in a family suite)


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 245 300          8-10 guests
  • ZAR 216 100           7 guests
  • ZAR 193 200          6 guests
  • ZAR 170 300          5 guests
  • ZAR 137 300          1-4 guests


Stay Longer Promotion

Stay for 4 nights, pay 50% on last night
Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4
Stay for 7 nights, pay for 5

Applicable to Loapi, Motse and Tarkuni - Promotion also valid on combination stays at Motse and Loapi

• A private 4x4 safari vehicle, dedicated guide and tracker
• Full-board luxury accommodation
• Safari activities, including game drives, animal tracking, horse riding, nature walks, habituated meerkat encounters, rock art engravings, and stargazing
• Season-specific outdoor dining, such as dune dinners and bush picnics
• One complimentary dinner at Restaurant Klein JAN

Honeymoon Retreat

Stay for 4 nights, pay 50% on last night

Applicable to Loapi and Motse. Promotion also valid on combination stays at Motse and Loapi

• Malori sleepout
• Bubbly and gifts on arrival
• Romantic private in-suite dinner
• Private wine tasting
• Spa massage per person
• VIP Private Lounge at Fireblade terminal

Terms and conditions:
• Travel within 6 months of wedding.
• Marriage certificate presented prior to arrival.

The Best of Tswalu Promotion

Book 6 nights at Tswalu Kalahari and only pay for 5 nights, including flights.

Applicable on a combination stay at Motse and Loapi

•  6 nights luxury full-board accommodation:
- 3 nights at the Motse Camp
- 3 nights at Loapi Tented Camp
• Return flights to Tswalu from Cape Town or Johannesburg with Fireblade Aviation for two adults. Children pay 50% of published flight cost.
• Private vehicle, guide and tracker.
• One complimentary dinner at Restaurant Klein JAN.
• Safari activities.
• Season-specific outdoor dining.

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 3 000          Rate per person including all meals served at The Kraal
  • ZAR 5 500          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.

  • ZAR 10 800          Rate per night – maximum 2 adults and 2 children
    (It is advisable to pre-book at the time of booking accommodation)


Our specialist photographic guide is available at an additional cost of R9000 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.


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

  • Complimentary          Maximum 2 adults
    (guests may book when at Tswalu – no pre booking required)


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 9 240          One way
  • ZAR 18 480        Return

Cape Town to Tswalu (flying time – 2 hours )

    • Flight departs from Execujet Hangar, CTIA, at 12h00
    • Flight departs from Tswalu at 14h50
    • ZAR 9 240          One way
    • ZAR 18 480        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.
“All experiences were tailored to our interests and requirements, including extra time in the wild. Superb wildlife sightings”
Julie & Susan