Kalahari Opulence

The Experience

Accredited as one of the Unique Lodges of the World. The experience at Tswalu is just that, unique. This lodge is like no other and guests will feel it in every part of this adventure. Situated in the Kalahari, Tswalu lodge offers just as many well known iconic animals as it does animals which are rarities anywhere else.

In the Tswana language, Tswalu means “new beginning,” and that is exactly what the story of Tswalu encompasses.

Visiting this lodge will leave you safe in the knowledge that you have given back to conservation by supporting this fantastic project of “restoring the Kalahari to it’s former self” enabled through the operations at Tswalu.

There are few other places that provide the level of service and attention to detail which Tswalu does in such a unique, remote and awe inspiring region.

Tswalu Report

A Sneak Peek

A look into this uniquely exclusive wildlife experience where you can get lost in the red dunes of the Kalahari

Meerkats - love these guys
The Meerkat interaction is a priceless experience - not to be missed
Desert sunsets on evening drives
This Spotted Eagle Owl, gave us a perfect sunset setting
The Kalahari lions are just beautiful - be sure to be on the look out for the blacked manned males, an impressive sight.
The rolling hills of the Kalahari
A relaxed afternoon spot with a good book
Main area pool deck at Motse Lodge
Relaxed game drives - the day is yours
This desert landscape is just magical, red sands and crisp blue skies
In the desert the birds are beautiful Pririt Batis - another birding special
Pigmy Falcon, the smallest raptor in Africa - A real birding special.
Aardvark sighting at Tswalu get everyone excited - what a treat!
Walking a small herd of Sable, not something you get to to everyday.
The meandering hills on this reserve have their own sorcery - every drive they seem to change
Roan are often seen drinking at Motses' waterhole
A Cheetah coalition fresh from a territorial battle left licking their wounds
It's the small things that catch you eye in the desert

Why Go?

  • Tswalu feels like your own private and vast grassland paradise
  • Max capacity is 30 guests
  • Conservations is the 1st priority – “restore the Kalahari to it’s self”
  • Malaria Free
  • Some of SA’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife - Aardvark & aardwolf; pangolin & porcupine
  • Desert Rhino (reps a third of SA’s remaining population)
  • Black-maned Kalahari lions
  • Incredible Meerkat interactions
  • Rare antelope – Roan; Sable & Tsessebe
  • Flexibility is their specialty: Breakfast in bed / leisurely game drives and private gourmet picnics
  • The perfect experience to combine with a tailor made itinerary to experience more of Africa.

Photographic focus:

  • Improve photographic skills in some of the most stimulating environments available.
  • Post production skills development and assistance.
  • Learn how to apply your photographic skills to the demands of wildlife photography.


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Sample Experience

  • 4 nights
  • Includes:
    • All meals and beverages (award wining wine cellar)
    • Return flights
    • Private guide and vehicle
    • House Back Safaris
    • Bush walks

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