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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 5 days in the Motse at Tswalu, a private reserve in the Kalahari. Meaning village, the Motse consists of 9 thatched-roof legae (little house), each with its own sundeck, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, dressing room and spacious bedroom and bathroom decorated in elegant and distinctly African style. There was a cute yellow mongoose who...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and I am delighted to read that you have seen so much and made some life long memories. We also believe it’s the most magical place on Earth! We hope to have you visit us...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was my first trip to Africa and first Safari. I have a suspicion that I have been spoilt for life! I think it takes quite a lot to please us on holiday but this place didn't put a foot wrong. Your arrival at the Oppenheimers Private Airport in JBurg sets the scene for the experience to come. Delicious food,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. I truly enjoy reading reviews like yours and thank you so much for all the kind words and compliments expressed. We also believe it’s the most magical and unique place on earth! I am so happy that you had the opportunity to experience so much and...

Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Reserve, the guides, the staff and the accommodation were all superb. However, the choice of meals was limited and disappointing - our 5th visit to Tswalu and a noticeable difference to previous visits. Unfortunately, no longer as good as Mombo camp in Botswana.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu. We regret to read about your comment regarding the meals, We will definitely be looking into this to get back to our usual high standard. I just want to emphasise how much we appreciated your honest and constructive feedback. We hope to welcome you back home again soon. Warm Kalahari...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about Tswalu. We are honoured to have made the top of your list and thank you for all the compliments, we will be sure to pass this on to all staff mentioned. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your Southern African experience and do hope to welcome...

NY
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. We are delighted to read that Tswalu have exceeded your expectations and will be sure to pass on the compliments to your Guide and Tracker. The Malori sleep out is a wonderful way to spend the night out in the Kalahari and we are happy that you could...

Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...

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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 happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience the Southern Kalahari after the rain, making the scenery even more breathtaking. We hope to welcome you back to Tswalu in the not too distant future. Until then......

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 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...

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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

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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!

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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 5 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...

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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......

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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: $2,878 - $4,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We were in room 8 which was a family suite and huge. I can't imagine any of the rooms not being great.”
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“All rooms are superb”
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“All the Motse rooms are similar. The one closest to the pool can be noisy.”
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