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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

5.0 of 5 Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights at the Motse in early October and really enjoyed our drives with Juan and Piet. Juan was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and we were lucky to see different kinds of animals such as a rare desert black rhino, a brown hyena, Kalahari lions, the very handsome sables and an aardvark. We also enjoyed... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband was worried about the cost, but afterwords he said it was worth every penny. We spent 4 nights here and it is a fabulous game preserve. Rooms are spacious and wonderful, food was top notch and so was the service. I can not say enough good things about our guide JP and tracker Ari. One of the really... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Tswalu Motse in early October. The lodge and the surrounding game preserve were amazing. The lodgings were beautifully appointed and very well kept. The staff could not have been nicer and were to a person attendant to our every need. As to the food and drink -- they were excellent. I particularly... More

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Goes, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here, one of them in the mallorie, wich is the small luxury hut on a red sand dune. This place is fof people who did safari's before and want something different, the rooms are luxurieus, the food is good, the staff excellent and the nature dry, remote but beautiful. Ask for room 6 or 7 in... More

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tswalu is truly the most special place on earth. I don't know if I can put into words how life changing it was for me and for my whole family. I was nervous to go on a safari, but thank goodness my husband convinced me to go. When we arrived at Tswalu I realized it was going to be a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience on a secluded reserve. Our guide was superb and had exceptional animal and plant knowledge (we referred to him as the human encyclopedia). Food was great also. The rooms and the overall setting are amazing and really impressed us. Wait staff were pretty good but I didn't get that personalized service I've experienced at other lodges. Also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tswalu offers an exclusive, special safari experience - it is located in the Kalahari semi-arid area of the northwestern cape of South Africa. On arrival, you will be picked up by a guide and an African tracker. The tracker is a local who is very experienced at tracking animals. Every morning you set off with a "goal" in mind -... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tswalu is the perfect final stop before being transported back to modern civilization, whether it be after a long safari in east or south Africa. It is luxurious and pampering on one hand, and yet still somehow manages to blend in with its surrounding, and not stick out like a sore thumb. You will get your game drives, and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words don't do justice in describing this fabulous experience. My husband and I took our two daughters, their husbands and our four young grandchildren, (ages 6 1/2 to 11), to Africa for two weeks this August, 2014. Tswalu Kalahari was the first of four camps that we visited. We decided it was our favorite. To start, we arrived at this... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are totally spoilt from the moment you arrive at the Fireblade hangar at Jo-burg - their new super start point for your holiday at Tswalu. There is food, a spa, even a gym - and very attentive informative and helpful staff. The flight in a Pilatus PC-12 turbo powered 7 seater luxury plane is a definite improvement on the... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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