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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most amazing place we visited in a wonderful trip to South Africa. A private plane brings you to a magical land with lush accommodations, great food, and the best staff I have encountered. Our guide Kyle was knowledgeable and passionate and incredibly fun to be with, and we realized just how terrific he was only after we went on...

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Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time spent with us. The Southern Kalahari is filled with so much undiscovered magic, and I am so delighted to read that you were able to experience it! A private safari is an experience in itself and I hope it...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the animals came out for pictures This is a work in progress but with the most natural potential i have ever seen its a must do buck list trip for all. Start saving your money now! Cant wait to go back periodically

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Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and glad to read that you got some pictures that creates life long memories :) We look forward to welcoming you back home in the not too distant future! Until then... Safe Travels Dahejeri

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We recently spent a few. If he's at Tswalu! Viewing was superb! Our guide and tracker were phenomenal! We had amazing sightings! The food was great! The lodge was comfortable! The massage therapist was one of the best we have ever had! The flight was such a treat! It is a must do for anyone coming to Africa!

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Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write about your visit to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visit to Tswalu and that you were able to experience the magic of the Kalahari! We look forward to welcoming you home in the not too distant future. Until then... Safe travels, Warm regards, Dahejeri

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Dec. 2016 with our kids (13 and 10). It was a fabulous stay. The staff are simply incredible. No request was ever refused. The food was excellent and the chefs were very accommodating to our kids' and our (vegetarian) dining preferences. Our guide (Cameron Appel) was phenomenal- the type of guide you want to invite to your...

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Thank you for taking taking the time to write about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. I absolutely love reading reviews like yours and thank you for all the compliments. We are always happy to welcome families with children of all ages to Tswalu! We hope to welcome you and your family back home again in the not too distant future! Until then......

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing trip with amazing animals. what was amazing is when they tracked it for tracks and what we saw . The guide Juan and Ben were amazing 'super rare' the service was unbelievable and you managed to be so close to animals

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Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that the Kalahari has shared its beauty with you! We hope to welcome you back home again soon. Until then... Safe travels Warm regards, Dahejeri Prinsloo

Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wonderful reserve. Excellent example of how wildlife conservation should be done. As neighbouring farms become available they are purchased, alien plants and animals removed and then incorporated into the game reserve which is now around 120,000 Hectares in extent. The reserve has two areas, one with lions and the large portion without lions so that antelopes such as Sable and...

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Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. I am happy to read that the Kalahari was so kind to provide you with such wonderful sightings, especially the Pangolin- and I hope life long memories were made. We value your constructive criticism as it’s the only way we can go from strength to strength to provide the ultimate...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

First evening We saw 5 lions by a waterhole. It was simply amazing. The rest of the days We saw cheetahs, meerkats. Rhinocerous and a brunch of other animals. Our guide Lance was very good. The food and wine was good. The huts för spacious and had a nice view over a waterhole.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tswalu. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Until then... Safe Travels Warm Regards, Dahejeri

Roseville, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great Reserve to visit and explore. Facilities and staff are A+. Guides are excellent. Wildlife viewing is awesome, offering some animals infrequently seen during most safaris (i.e, pangolin, aardvark, etc.). Unlike the "something around every corner" vibe of a Kenya or Tanzania safari, animals here are often elusive and need true field tracking skills...which the guides have. It makes for...

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Thank you for taking the time to write a little review about your stay with us at Tswalu! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your compliments. We hope to welcome you home again soon. Until then... Safe Travels. Warm regards, Dahejeri

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place in the Kalahari. The lodges are stunning and beautifully decorated with style. Earthy feel. Lovely sightings. Saw three lions play with a pangolin. Wild dogs hunt a gems bucks. Well informed rangers and trackers. Beautiful landscapes. Friendly staff. Food was amazing. Been there before, our happy place in the Northern Cape. Love the red sand! Will definitely go...

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Thank you so much for this lovely feedback on your stay with us. We are honoured that you chose Tswalu to celebrate your anniversary, and are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back home again soon! Until then... Safe Travels Warm Regards, Dahejeri

Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was completely blown away by Tswalu. From the flight from Joburg until leaving to Cape Town the level of service and amenities was unmatched. The staff are very professional and personable and cater to your every wish. If you want a personalized, more private, and exclusive safari experience, this is the way to go. The suite is like having...

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Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. What a wonderful review- thank you for the compliments and we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Tswalu. We would love to welcome you back home again soon. Warm Regards, Dahejeri

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the luxury and beauty of this magnificent malaria free 100,000ha private game reserve, the focus is on flexibility and privacy, outstanding game viewing, gourmet cuisine, indulgent spa treatments, and getting to do the things you've only ever dreamed about.The uniqueness of the safari experience begins with a flexible itinerary, which allows you to dictate your own programme of games drives, bush walks and horseback safaris; and continues with the interactive game experience. With a dedicated vehicle, tracker and guide, you can tailor your Tswalu safari to include whatever appeals to you.Bond with the meerkats before they go foraging or spend the morning tracking the desert black rhino. Witness the sheer size and power of the Kalahari black maned lion. Experience the magic of star gazing and the thrill of sleeping under the night sky. Indulge in boma feasts and bush dinners, sundowners, wine tastings and dune picnics. And whatever you do, make sure you have enough time to experience it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Address: Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Price Range: £1,724 - £2,665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All the Motse rooms are similar. The one closest to the pool can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Jackie17run, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles IngwePhil, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Please avoid #3, all other are almost same , total of 5 rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ram_india, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The views from your porch in Legae #7 of the watering hole were fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles divegirlelaine, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked over the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles LizW_1956, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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