DAY 1 TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE
Depart Cape Town or Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
[ Click here for flight costs ] for the Vast Magical Land of the Kalahari, situated in the Northern Cape. On arrival at Tswalu’s private Airstrip, you start to embark on your adventure with a difference, no day being the same at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Spend the following two or three nights in this unique part of South Africa at Motse Lodge
DAY 2 / 3 KALAHARI RESERVE – MOTSE LODGE
Our safari experience is very different.
Tswalu offers unrivalled privacy in a vast, pristine wilderness. We have a maximum of six vehicles in over 100,000 hectares. As Nicky Oppenheimer says, “If you see another Land Rover, complain!”
Our expert Field Guides have been specially trained in Kalahari Wildlife and each contributes personally to the constant programme of research and conservation on our reserve. Game drives will be completely tailored to your own interests. As well as discovering many rare and endangered species for the first time, every guest leaves with a deep appreciation of the beauty of this entire eco-system.
As one guest told us recently, “Last week I saw the Big 5 in the Kruger. Here I saw Africa.”
Bush walks are encouraged at Tswalu. We want people to get even closer to the land. To touch the unique vegetation (and learn about some plants’ extraordinary properties). To inspect nests and burrows. To examine the smallest insect. A morning can begin by walking to a meerkat colony and watching these engaging mammals warm themselves in the sunshine before they scamper off to forage. Night walks are now also possible, offering the chance of exceptional sightings such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine or brown hyena at even closer range.
And for an experience unlike any other, our guests can explore the dunes and savannahs on Horseback Safari . Few moments can rival gently walking through a herd of sable antelope on horseback, sharing the magical stillness that defines the Kalahari.
Activities at Tswalu
We believe that the day’s activities should be created around your individual desires. A personal consultation on arrival ensures that we understand exactly what you want to do.
Game drives are never standard; if, at a moment’s notice, you want to spend an entire day in the bush, we will pack a delicious picnic and take off. Bush walks offer the chance to get closer to the land, even to track desert black rhino on foot. Top quality horses can accommodate all levels of riding ability.
You can explore the Kalahari from every possible angle. Our two donkeys, Pedro and Don Juan, pull a traditional Kalahari cart, still a main form of transport for many here today.
Hot-air balloon trips over this vast wilderness can be booked in advance. Or you can simply sleep out under the thousands of stars in the Kalahari’s “diamond skies”.
For anyone with a particular passion, special talks can be arranged with the reserve’s ecologists. Photographers will find unending possibilities here at Tswalu, combining shots of unique wildlife with dazzling panoramas. Walks to ancient archaeological sites will reveal rock carvings created by the Bushmen up to 380,000 years ago, some of the oldest art on Earth.
At other times, the pools or shaded salas beckon. Our exclusive Sanctuary spa completes your relaxation; its range of soothing and revitalising treatments celebrates the natural heritage of Africa.
Sometimes the most exhilarating activity is no activity at all. Watch in silence as the sun slips below an endless horizon. Your own private Kalahari
DAY 4 DEPARTURE
Your last day in the Kalahari – all good things come to an end. Enjoy your last morning activity, followed by your direct flight back to either Cape Town or Johannesburg
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COSTS FROM ZAR 12 480 per adult sharing
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