Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge


A romance with the African landscape

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge is set within the rugged yet beautiful landscape of the largest private game reserve on the border of South Africa and Botswana. The property matches its remarkable location and natural serenity with outstanding service. Credit must be given where it is due and by including this property in its prestigous list of hotels and lodges, Relais & Châteaux has done just that.

Finding a place in a remote valley within The Kalahari Desert, Tswalu Tarkuni caters for a maximum of 10 guests making it an ideal choice for families or small groups of friends. There are five luxury bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. An open plan lounge and dining room as well as a covered patio and heated swimming pool offer ample space to relax and unwind within. The advantage of being a small, intimate camp will become clear during game drives as guests are blessed with a private game vehicle. Appetites will also be rewarded by the exclusivity with a dedicated chef at the guests' disposal.

Surrounded by vast open spaces you will explore the lay of the land in search of the 70 species of mammals that inhabit the reserve. Though game drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles are the main game viewing activity, you'll have the option of going on bush walks or horseback rides in the company of experienced guides. A variety of dining experiences, including sundowners on lantern-lit dunes, boma dining and mountain lookouts under umbrella thorn acacias are also available. Avid golfers looking for their next fix will be pleased to learn that there is a golf club approxiamtely an hour from the lodge but with so much wildlife on your doorstep you may well find that the game is the furthest thing from your mind.

We also recommend that you check out the Malori Sleep Out Deck, it is a truly amazing experience!

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Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge
The Kalahari
Botswana & South Africa

Tswalu is a private game reserve near the border between South Africa and Botswana on the transition zone between the Nama-Karoo and Kalahari biomes. The lodge is accessible by air or road from Joburg or Cape Town in South Africa or as part of a rugged off-road adventure through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that connects Botswana to South Africa.

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