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Tswalu Private Game Reserve Highlights

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares - twice the size of Pilanesberg National Park and bigger than the entire Madikwe reserve. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, Tswalu takes conservation as its absolute priority with a vision to restore the Kalahari to itself. Tswalu is Malaria Free and has superlative game, offering sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife.

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  • Ancient San engravings can be seen at Tswalu; possibly amongst the oldest art on Earth.
  • The emphasis is on privacy and exclusivity, with flexible activity time table.
  • National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s Top 50 Eco Lodges in 2009.
  • Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Safari Spa 2011.

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Tswalu Private Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities

Dedicated field guides and butlers allow guests to choose how they would like to structure their days at Tswalu; from breakfast in bed to a leisurely spa treatment in the comfort of own rooms overlooking the magnificence of the Kalahari. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely game drive, and indulge in a private gourmet picnic savouring the essence of Africa. There are truly exceptional species thriving at Tswalu; such as the Desert black rhino (this population represents one third of South Africa's population), famous black-maned Kalahari lions, endearing families of characterful meerkats, cheetah, and rare antelope species (roan, tsessebe, sable). Tswalu has a diversity of over 70 species of mammals and 230 species of birds, making game watching an absolute treat. Rare creatures, such as, the pangolin, aardvardk, aardwolf and porcupine are sighted on Tswalu Reserve. Aside from game drives, guests will also have the opportunity to do walking safaris, during the day and at night, giving them the experience of the Kalahari on foot. Another highlight at Tswalu is the desert horse-back safaris, which take guests over the famous red dunes and offer a truly remarkable perspective.

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Our expertise in African travel comes from years of experience travelling the continent, canoeing the rivers, walking the bush trails, and seeing the stars. We've been on the game drives and watched the sunsets, spent nights wrapped up in remote areas, and eaten great food around the fire. Our recommendations come first-hand, and they are your assurance that a safari booked with us is one we know you'll love, because we did.

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Just like the spots on a leopard's back, each of our tailor-made itineraries is unique. Every journey has a personality, carefully designed to match the desires and expectations our clients bring to the table. Every element is taken into consideration to stitch together a personalised safari experience, grown from seed and cultivated to embody the perfect adventure. Our tailored itineraries are your safari dreams, defined.