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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment we entered the Signature Hanger at the Cape Town Airport until we returned five days later, our experience, to use the old Michelin Guide rating system, was three stars -"worth the journey." The guiding and tracking were exceptional, the staff friendly and well-trained, the cuisine varied and excellent, the accommodations very comfortable with every need anticipated. Having... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Tswalu as part of our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations! We couldn't have asked for better, we had three nights at the Motse which was amazing, we were looked after so well it was quite a wrench to leave, the food, staff, rangers, the drives, rooms just everything was wonderful! One of our highlights was waiting for the... More

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to South Africa and the start of a month long sojourn in this beautiful country. Tswalu outdid itself and exceeded our expectations to the point that they became our benchmark for the rest of the game reserves and hotels we stayed at for the next 3+ weeks. NOTHING COMPARED. Ironed linen sheets, friendly, professional staff, superb food... More

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Fourways, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love private game reserves and we have been to the best in South Africa. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is our firm favourite because of its vastness and variety of animals. We stayed at the Motse for three nights in March 2014.This was my husband's first visit and I have been a returning guest since 2007. I have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took four nights at Tswalu in March and we were so surprised to find just how it surpassed the many other camps we have visited over the years throughout Southern Africa and on so many levels. All members of the staff excelled themselves to ensure that our every whim was catered for and it is rare... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG that was amazing, the staff was nice the guide was brilliant with the whole family. you had wildlife at you doorstep if you looked hard enough, the spa was brilliant cause I feel asleep as soon as they started (good idea to go as soon as you come off the airplane). can't carry on cause it left me speechless

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed at a couple of very high end safari lodges, this one and the singita boulders in the kruger national park. in our view, there was simply no comparison. unfortunately we came here first so singita, which is very impressive in its own way, was a bit of a let down. the principal difference between the two, and that... More

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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just spent four nights at Tswalu and it was magical. I felt as I was in the middle of a fairy tale. The staff was exceptional - before I could ask they anticipated my need or desire. Our guide Ryan and tracker Ben were able to fulfill our desire to see the black maned lions, the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been aware of this lodge for several years and have been saving money to have a very special holiday here. We were here for a week and had the most wonderful time and will definitely try to return. Most people fly here but we drove from Kimberley. This was very successful as there is a lot to see... More

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Tswalu is incredibly beautiful, the staff extraordinary, and the safari guide and trackers beyond knowledgeable and friendly. Our accommodations were very comfortable and fitting for the location and because of the small number of guests, we often felt like we were the only ones there. It was everything we thought it would be and more, and was an experience of... More

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Address: Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 5*
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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