Editor Rating
Scale of 90-100

This private game reserve in a 270,000-acre conservation area at the edge of the Kalahari Desert is owned by the Oppenheimer family. The reserve is home to some 80 species of mammals including the rare desert black rhino, Kalahari lions and cheetahs (no elephants). The main house comprises a restaurant overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, as well as a small spa, gym, wine cellar, library and heated pool with views over the desert savanna. The Motse camp comprises nine thatched legaes (suites) built of local stone and red clay. All include fireplaces and private verandas that overlook a waterhole frequented by Kalahari wildlife, and three include a second bedroom for children. The separate five-bedroom Tarkuni villa, formerly the Oppenheimer’s private residence, comes with a private vehicle and guide, an outdoor pool, a spa suite and a personal chef. Diversions include game drives in Land Rovers, horseback safaris and bush walks.

Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Motse Suite for two, $3,600 (all meals, house wines, game drives and laundry included). 

Standard Inclusions:

All meals and beverages; Game-viewing activities; Junior Ranger program; Babysitting service; Laundry and valet services; For stays of three nights or longer, a private guide, tracker and vehicle

Tswalu Features:
  • Bar
  • Children welcome
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • Meal plan offered
  • Pool
  • Private airstrip
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safari
  • Spa

Hotel Location:

Learn more about Tswalu:

To learn more or call +(27) 53-781-9211. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.