We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 354: English reviews
Start your review of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
 Click to rate
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kruger has packs of animals, beautiful resorts and great guides. Tswalu has all the animals but elephants and hippos, equally beautiful compounds, and perfectly individually tailored experiences with the most authentic people you'll find throughout South Africa. In our month in South Africa at all the finest places (Singita, Londolozi, the Saxon, Ellerman house, Fugitive's Drift, the Oyster Box, etc...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thesweater
NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations for this trip, having been on safari before and done so much research on finding a new and different safari experience. I have to say, Tswalu delivered in every way! The staff was most helpful and always smiling. The lodges/huts are very comfortable and offer everything you could need. The serene setting makes it impossible not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank anonymous2001
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled to South Africa several times but this past February was my first stay at Tswalu. What an extraordinary,place. The Motse lodge is stunning and comfortable in every way. The entire staff is so professional and gracious. The food was very good, especially the breakfasts and lunches. Because of recent rainfall, the Kalahari was so verdant and full...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joan K
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The most amazing place we visited in a wonderful trip to South Africa. A private plane brings you to a magical land with lush accommodations, great food, and the best staff I have encountered. Our guide Kyle was knowledgeable and passionate and incredibly fun to be with, and we realized just how terrific he was only after we went on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jackie17run
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time spent with us. The Southern Kalahari is filled with so much undiscovered magic, and I am so delighted to read that you were able to experience it! A private safari is an experience in itself and I hope it...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

All the animals came out for pictures This is a work in progress but with the most natural potential i have ever seen its a must do buck list trip for all. Start saving your money now! Cant wait to go back periodically

 Report
Helpful?
Thank finewine123
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and glad to read that you got some pictures that creates life long memories :) We look forward to welcoming you back home in the not too distant future! Until then... Safe Travels Dahejeri

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We recently spent a few. If he's at Tswalu! Viewing was superb! Our guide and tracker were phenomenal! We had amazing sightings! The food was great! The lodge was comfortable! The massage therapist was one of the best we have ever had! The flight was such a treat! It is a must do for anyone coming to Africa!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TheNagle
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write about your visit to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visit to Tswalu and that you were able to experience the magic of the Kalahari! We look forward to welcoming you home in the not too distant future. Until then... Safe travels, Warm regards, Dahejeri

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Dec. 2016 with our kids (13 and 10). It was a fabulous stay. The staff are simply incredible. No request was ever refused. The food was excellent and the chefs were very accommodating to our kids' and our (vegetarian) dining preferences. Our guide (Cameron Appel) was phenomenal- the type of guide you want to invite to your...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jeff s
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking taking the time to write about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. I absolutely love reading reviews like yours and thank you for all the compliments. We are always happy to welcome families with children of all ages to Tswalu! We hope to welcome you and your family back home again in the not too distant future! Until then......

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing trip with amazing animals. what was amazing is when they tracked it for tracks and what we saw . The guide Juan and Ben were amazing 'super rare' the service was unbelievable and you managed to be so close to animals

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Zaxc12345
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that the Kalahari has shared its beauty with you! We hope to welcome you back home again soon. Until then... Safe travels Warm regards, Dahejeri Prinsloo

Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wonderful reserve. Excellent example of how wildlife conservation should be done. As neighbouring farms become available they are purchased, alien plants and animals removed and then incorporated into the game reserve which is now around 120,000 Hectares in extent. The reserve has two areas, one with lions and the large portion without lions so that antelopes such as Sable and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank IngwePhil
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. I am happy to read that the Kalahari was so kind to provide you with such wonderful sightings, especially the Pangolin- and I hope life long memories were made. We value your constructive criticism as it’s the only way we can go from strength to strength to provide the ultimate...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

First evening We saw 5 lions by a waterhole. It was simply amazing. The rest of the days We saw cheetahs, meerkats. Rhinocerous and a brunch of other animals. Our guide Lance was very good. The food and wine was good. The huts för spacious and had a nice view over a waterhole.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ann-Sofi E
Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tswalu. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Until then... Safe Travels Warm Regards, Dahejeri

330 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (310)
Viewed
Room/Suite (37)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (40)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (194)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
0.0 km away
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
#1 of 1 in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
48 reviews
102.2 km away
Cunningham Cottage
Cunningham Cottage
#1 of 12 in Kuruman
50 reviews
0.0 km away
Samara Private Game Reserve
Samara Private Game Reserve
#2 of 14 in Graaff-Reinet
222 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
103.7 km away
Klipwerf Guest House
Klipwerf Guest House
#5 of 12 in Kuruman
20 reviews
101.2 km away
Amaziah Guesthouse
Amaziah Guesthouse
#8 of 12 in Kuruman
8 reviews
0.0 km away
Jock Safari Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge
#16 of 169 in Kruger National Park
521 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Address: Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Price Range: RM6,434 - RM13,213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Agoda so you can book your Tswalu Kalahari Reserve reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Tswalu Kalahari Reserve staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the Motse rooms are similar. The one closest to the pool can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Jackie17run, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles IngwePhil, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Please avoid #3, all other are almost same , total of 5 rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ram_india, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The views from your porch in Legae #7 of the watering hole were fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles divegirlelaine, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked over the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles LizW_1956, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5