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Tswalu

Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Tswalu Kalahari is an interesting option for a lot of different types of travelers. The Kalahari is malaria free and the wildlife is interesting. There is bushman rock art. You can take interpretive walking safaris. The property is gorgeous, totally private and flexible to your every whim. This area gets really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter.

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, Tswalu takes conservation as its absolute priority; its vision is simply ‘to restore the Kalahari to itself’. No more than thirty guests at a time can discover the beauty of this landscape, its diverse wildlife, and the serenity of what may well be South Africa’s last great wilderness. It is home to the ancient carvings of the San Bushman, over 230 species of birds and 70 species of mammals. It offers sightings of some of South Africa's most unique game species including true Kalahari black-maned lions, desert black rhino, white rhino, cheetah, wild dog, sable and roan antelope.

There are nine guest houses, each with a private viewing deck and open fireplace. The main house has elevated decks, elegant lounges, an infinity pool overlooking savannahs and a secluded spa. 

Expert guides have been specially trained in Kalahari wildlife. Walk to a meerkat colony or hike at dusk to see aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine or brown hyena at close range. Explore the dunes and savannahs on Horseback Safari or take hot-air balloons over this vast wilderness.