Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares (approximately 247,000 acres). Owned by the Oppenheimer family, Tswalu’s vision is to restore the Kalahari to itself. Tswalu has superlative game and offers sightings of some of Southern Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife.
The Motse, nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing the grasslands of the Kalahari. Built of local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch, the Motse (“village” in Tswana) was recently redesigned by world-renowned Boyd Ferguson. The lodge accommodates no more than 20 guests and suites define an elegant, barefoot luxury.
Elevated decks and elegant lounges provide guests with an inviting space to meet and share their day’s safari adventures. An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation.
Each game drive is filled with possibility. Your guide and tracker team share their passion and knowledge as you explore the fascinating scenery of the Kalahari. Venturing into the Kalahari after dark is particularly thrilling as you get a chance to glimpse the shyer nocturnal animals, including bat-eared foxes, pangolin, aardvark, brown hyena and aardwolf. Experience the untamed beauty of the Kalahari from horseback or spend time exploring the many wonders on foot offering a different perspective on this vast land.
Children are most welcome at Tswalu, the Motse: three family suites ensure your comfort and activities are tailor-made to ensure young and old are kept enthralled.