Why we like it
- South Africa's largest private game reserve owned by the Oppenheimer family
- Activities available include bush walks, horse riding, game drives, talks with the reserve's ecologists, visit the staff village and an array of interactive children's activities
- The perfect choice of property for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the wilderness and life in the bush
- A dedicated team of field guides and butlers allow guests to choose how to get the best of their day
About Tswalu The Motse and Tarkuni
In the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains, lies Tswalu. Founded in 1995, it is one of the largest private conservation projects in Africa. The 100,000 hectare reserve (over half the size of the Masai Mara) is home to thousands of animals, including the rare desert black rhino, sable and roan antelope, Cape buffalo and cheetah.
The accommodation at Tswalu epitomises stylish yet rustic elegance. The main lodge The Motse consists of eight authentic stone-walled and thatch-roofed bungalows. For those looking for exclusivity and personal service, Tarkuni is ideal for a small party or family due to its privacy and the ability to book it exclusively. The Motse boasts a galleried library, outdoor and indoor dining areas, wine cellar and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Sundowners on lantern-lit dunes, boma dining and Lekgaba Lookout offer a variety of exciting eating experiences. Activities include game drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles, horse riding with a qualified equestrian and bush walks led by experienced field guides. There is an award winning spa offering a variety of wellness treatments and massages. Tswalu is a fascinating and magical place a pristine wilderness waiting to be discovered with so much to see and do here a minimum of three nights is highly recommended. Daily Flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg allow Tswalu to be added simply to any South Africa itinerary.