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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

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Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Tswalu for the first time and hope to be back in the future. We are a young family and we were blown away with how accommodating the team at Tswalu were and how everyone went out of their way to make our visit a magical experience. My wife and I had travelled to Tswalu with our daughters (a 3yo... More 

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Hertfordshire
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to see the 'big five' in a short time, this is not for you. For a start they have no elephant. However, if you have patience and are interested in park management/conservation and you love a good 'track and chase', it's pretty good. This is a huge reserve - really HUGE - and certain species migrate so... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at Tswalu. Thinking back it was like a dream. Everything was outstanding: very friendly and supportive staff, beautiful landscapes, great drives, good food. We will come back to see paradise on earth again. We all were very sad to leave Tswalu Kalahari Reserves and its people, animals and landscape.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Tswalu was first class. From the pick up from our airport in Johannesburg to the private airstrip to the room and the staff. We spent 4 nights at Tswalu and enjoyed ourselves immensely! We booked the family suite ( travelers included myself, my husband, and our 17 year old son). The suite was stunning! The view was amazing!... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is owned and operated by the Oppenheimer family (DeBeers diamonds) and the staff treat you as though you were a personal friend of the family. It is the best lodge experience I’ve had on any of my wildlife excursions in Africa or anywhere else I’ve been. However, you go to Africa to see the animals and they are... More 

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

WOW! It is always amazing to read of the experiences our guests have encountered at Tswalu. Thank you for sharing this with us and the rest of the world. Tswalu is indeed home to many different species of wildlife, and it is wonderful that you managed to see so much of them! We trust that 2016 will be filled with... More 

Leatherhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing propery, great food and wine, and the staff were wonderful. Animal sightings galore and the guiding and tracking were outstanding. Sitting with a beer in hand overlooking a waterhole made the whole experience perfect.

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

Thank you for your kind words, I will be sure to pass them on to everyone involved in making your stay with us so wonderful. We eagerly await your return, and will have the beer and spot at the waterhole ready and waiting for you! Until next time. Kindest regards, Courtney More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can only ever visit one place for Safari this is the one to go to! It is an experience you will truly never forget. It's much more than a safari. You belong to the land and the Tswalu family while you stay - and even when you have left, you take it with you. It's amazing! And everyone... More 

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

Short & sweet, and heart-warming. "A small house will hold a hundred friends." - African Proverb Thank you for your continued support, we cannot wait to welcome you back again! On behalf of the Tswalu family, we hope that 2016 will bring you health, happiness & plenty of adventures! Until next time.. Kind regards, Courtney More 

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

For people with a passion for safari and wildlife, this is an experience worth having. The small number of guests in an outstanding, vast conservation site, hosted at an amazing lodge with a great, knowledgeable and dedicated teams ascot our entire family a spectacular experience of a lifetime. Cannot wait to return.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a little something about Tswalu. Tswalu is most definitely an unexplored wilderness, with so much fascination to uncover! We are happy to read that your stay with us was so spectacular. We look forward to welcoming you back to share more of the Kalahari magic with you! Until next time. Kind regards,... More 

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

Fantastic location with the best game I have ever seen. The guide and trackers are wonderful. Accommodation is very good and air conditioning in the rooms is very good but in the main lodge is hopeless. The food is far from the standard expected of a first class lodge. Spa treatment very good. However one chef was very good. There... More 

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russel_binks, Managing Director at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Tswalu experience. The southern Kalahari is indeed a special place and agree that your stay with us should be first class in every aspect. I am obviously disppointed to hear of your food comments and would really like to learn more as to how you feel we can improve.... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our fourth safari lodge and definitely the best. We saw the animals much better than anywhere else we had been before. Really great experiences, amazing! it starts with the fantastic services, private aircraft from Jo´burg to Tswalu, later from there to Cape Town.The hospitality is fabulous, the staff extraordinary friendly, food is excellent, houses are very nice -... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was our pleasure to have been your hosts for a few days, and it is always incredible to read of our guests' stay with us. We look forward to your return one day soon! Kind regards, Courtney More 

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