My husband and I just returned from a 3-night stay at Tswalu. It was truly awesome and was the perfect first safari before we headed to Sabi Sands. The kalahari is amazing and the reserve is so expansive that just the views were stunning. And then the stars----the sky was so clear that at nights, the sky looked like a planetarium.
We had two game drives each day, morning and evening. We were told that in the winters, the drives were during the day given the cold mornings and evenings. We had a private guide and tracker which was really nice.
Our room was lovely, high thatched ceilings and a little deck in the back facing the desert, including a watering hole where animals come to drink. We also had an outdoor shower in addition to a tub and indoor shower.
The staff was really friendly and the food was fine.
If I had to pick some development areas, I would say they need better coffee (and not french press given how messy it is) in the room. Also, the sheets were so so rough. They were like burlap.
Would definitely recommend this lodge.
- 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
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