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    Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

    Southern Kalahari | Kuruman, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve 8460, South Africa
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    “the reserve” (49 reviews)
    “game drives” (46 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 370 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed 3 nights at Tswalu Motse. The desert landscape here is lovely, and the (very large) reserve is divided into two sections - one with lions, the other without. There's a wide variety of antelope and some fascinating smaller animals - meerkats, pangolin, aarvark....More

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    Response from Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your visit to Tswalu and got to experience the beautiful Kalahari and all its magic. Pangolin and Aardvark is a great treat...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a great place to visit in addition to Kruger park. Different types of wildlife. The meerkats are fun to watch. The rooms are great but the food is extremely disappointing for a 5 star. Our tracker, Ben was amazing, he was like the...More

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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    This was our second visit to Tswalu. We chose to visit in winter to increase our chances of seeing pangolin and aardvark which had eluded us in summer 2016. Amazingly, we saw both on our first evening drive! In fact, we saw many animals that...More

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    Response from Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are ecstatic to read that you have had the opportunity to see the elusive Pangolin and Aardvark, and on your fist drive to make things more memorable! Experiencing a...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    After several trips to Africa, Tswalu is our absolute favorite! It is magical in every way. The bungalows are beautiful and luxurious - complete with big stone fireplaces at the foot of the kingsize beds. The staff is extremely attentive and the attention to detail...More

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    Response from Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and do appreciate the wonderful complements received. The Kalahari is truly a magical place! We hope to have you visit...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2017

    The mention of the Kalahari typically evokes images of a dry and desolate wasteland. While it's part of the Kalahari, Tswalu is located in a remote corner of Northern South Africa, in an area known as the "Green Kalahari" as the landscape is a mixture...More

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    Response from Dahejeri-Tswalu, Sales & Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari ReserveResponded 16 August 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We would like to thank you for acknowledging our conservation efforts, as Tswalu’s primary ambition is to restore the Kalahari to itself. We have a total of 9 Legaes at Motse...More

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    GRB8015
    Our always dependable travel advisor for five safaris to date is recommending this lodge for what would be our first time to experience the Kalahari - tentatively next May. As far as the quality of the camp, Mia has never steered us wrong so my question stems from previous experiences with game drives what we should expect related to the quality of the game viewing experience as amateur photographers. Are the vehicles limited to 6 guests or +/- 8? Are the game drives fairly regimented as is typical of the camps in the Krueger area with start & end times governed either by the Reserve's/concession policies? Or, may we expect to be able, for example to stay with the lions if they are hunting in the early evening just to see what happens. We'd be very interested to hear from those fellow TA's who have experience with Safari's in Botswana since places like Chitabe and Duba Plains are our benchmarks for comparison. Many thanks,
    13 September 2017|
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    Response from MCE63 | Reviewed this property |
    We've stayed at Tswalu twice now - and will definitely return - and can reassure you that your requirements will be met. The whole place is set up to be flexible and for guests to do exactly as they wish. You will have a... More
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    Response from AlwaysSafari | Reviewed this property |
    Also happy to answer - probably on here or mail. Its a fantastic place
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    Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
    You will be heading into seriously hot weather as you go towards the end of the year.. September would be my choice. By Novenber we have experienced savage desert storms. On our very first visit I enquired whether it would... More
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    "Room 7 has a great view of the waterhole but all appeared to be similar."
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    "The closer you are to the main lodge, the more noise you will have."
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    "all the rooms are on the ground floor with lovely bush views and very quiet."
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    "Cabins 6 and 7 have best waterhole view. Cabin 5 is close to dining area and lodge."
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