Location: Tswalu Kalahari
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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is one of the largest privately owned reserves and is set in a malaria free area of South Africa. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, conservation is an absolute priority, and their vision is to "restore the Kalahari to itself". This pristine landscape is considered one of the last remaining wilderness regions in South Africa. It is a haven of serenity and beauty, with spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. 
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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Landscape

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

About Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is over 100 000 hectares in size, and provides an unforgettable South African wilderness experience. Nicky and Strilli Oppenheimer have won awards for their generous commitment to preserving the habitat and encouraging education in the field of conservation. Tswalu is an exclusive destination, accommodating just 30 guests at a time. Daily flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg landing directly at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Airstrip. If you decide to drive, we will suggest the best routes.

Accommodation at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

The Motse – The main property at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, is at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains. The Motse consists of 8 secluded ‘legae’ or suites built of local stone, red clay and Kalahari thatch. They are beautifully decorated, each with their own fireplace and sumptuous bathrooms. Your private deck overlooks a water hole and the wonderful surroundings of the Kalahari, with two additional legae’s designed with families in mind.

Tarkuni – The Oppenheimer’s personal home at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, is ideal for groups of friends or families and sleeps 10 guests in total each with their own en-suite bedroom. Tarkuni has its own chef, personal staff, private game vehicle and ranger. With the quiet of the swimming pool with its shady sala and a boma around where many a celebratory evening has been enjoyed on this magnificent property, in the middle of nowhere, far from the bustling world.

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Main Camp

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Pool

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Verandah

Activities at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

  • Game drives are styled to the individual guests requirements.
  • Bush walks tracking black rhino.
  • Ecologists on hand with a fountain of knowledge about the flora, fauna and the Bushmen.
  • Walks to ancient archeaelogical rock art sites, created by the Bushmen over 380,000 years ago
  • If you just feel the need to relax, lounge around the pool and shady salas with a chilled glass of superb South Africa Cape Wine in hand.
  • Tswala Kalahari Spa is a place of tranquiliity and seclusion.


Guests travelling via the Cape may be interested in Greatest Africa’s private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Charter Flight

Charter Flight

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve View