Tswalu Motse

Southern Kalahari, South Africa


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Room Type

6 Standard suites, 2 Family suites

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Infinity pool, library with satellite TV, gym, spa, wifi, wine cellar and curio shop


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Horseback Safari, Food and Wine


About This Accommodation

Tswalu Motse is located in the remote Southern Kalahari, a fascinating desert game reserve. Visiting Tswalu is a really special safari experience, with its interesting terrain and diverse wildlife. Although Tswalu is a fenced property surrounded by working farms the reserve is enormous with only 2 properties on hundreds of thousands of acres.

Access to Tswalu is by daily scheduled charter. Getting to Tswalu is expensive and time-consuming; hence, we recommend spending five days to fully relax and experience all that the property has to offer – from desert dunes to scrub forest, rock paintings, most wildlife species, and habituated meerkats. Horseback riding is fabulous here, as is star-gazing and bird watching.

The accommodation is striking with generous use of natural materials that reflect the desert surroundings: stone, wood, thatch, reed and desert hues abound.

Children over 6 are welcome at Tswalu Motse and this is a perfect family vacation for everyone. Tarkuni Private Villa (the private home of the Oppenheimer family) can be rented out on an exclusive basis and does happily accommodate children of all ages. There are 5 suites.

We love the desert experience. It adds a whole different aspect to your safari itinerary - completely distinct from the wilderness of the Kruger areas. Although Tswalu is a year-round destination, the desert during the summer months (December to March) gets very hot.

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What Our Clients Think

Loved the fact that it was right in the bush and animals walked right past our back porch. The public areas were awesome - great viewing area - wine cellar and fire were great. The staff was incredibly warm and friendly. Ernest took me into the wine cellar and explained all the SA wines - everyone always asked what they could do."

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