Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Luxury Game Lodges in the Northern Cape
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests10
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms5
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Tarkuni at Tswalu is a Northern Cape game lodge providing a wildlife experience for anyone visiting Kalahari.

About Tarkuni at Tswalu

Tarkuni at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is the ultimate safari experience. The surroundings are elegantly simple with a luxury swimming pool opening to the remarkable scene of animals drinking at a nearby watering hole. A trip to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is unique in many ways, offering a more exclusive, more tailor-made experience - not to mention more species of animals and birds than any other African game reserve. Explore Tswalu with your personal ranger and tracker by Land Rover, horseback or foot. You're sharing the environment with Springbok, Buffalo, Lion and Kudu. Watch the wildebeest herd surge forward with long tails streaming behind them.

The large main lodge centres the Tswalu site. Keeping within the African style of thatched roofs and traditional décor the lodge boasts a galleried library, dining room and bar with it's centre piece a vast open fireplace soaring up high into it's roof. Closed off from the safari grounds by huge wooden gates the site retains its outback feel without compromising its luxury facilities. The surroundings are elegantly simple with a luxury swimming pool opening to the remarkable scene of animals drinking at a nearby watering hole. Every effort has been made to give a true African Safari experience at Tswalu.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Kids' programme

ACCOMMODATION

Tarkuni is set powerfully amid two rolling mountain ranges in its own private area of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. It is available to families and small groups of up to 10 guests in five en-suite rooms for the ultimate African experience in total privacy. Specific accommodation for children is available.

Guests can find calm at the contemplation "sala", sun themselves at the pool or retire to lofty bedrooms with vistas that beguile the most jaded traveller. Private game viewing vehicles are included as well as a dedicated chef to allow the luxury of flexibility. Tarkuni is remote and sensational enjoying all that Tswalu Kalahari Reserve has to offer.

DINING

Dine in opulent style around a crackling fire in Tswalu's Motse, or under the stars in the lantern-lit boma, or by lamp light around the pool. Whatever the settling - whether at the Motse, the Koranna Lookout or on safari - the food, like the surroundings, is superb. Tswalu's five star cuisine is Pan-African in style and prepared in traditional fashion by highly acclaimed chefs and complemented by the finest wines from Tswalu's cellar. The Relais & Chateaux Gold Shield is an endorsement of the standard of excellence that is Tswalu's trademark.

FACILITIES

At Tswalu, guests can relax in the lounge or enjoy meals in the dining room. A patio overlooks the outdoor heated swimming pool and pool terrace. Guests can dine under the stars in the traditional African boma. In addition, Tswalu has a walk in wine cellar stocked with the Oppenheimer Collection and South African wines, a mezzanine library with TV/satellite, Dimpho (a gift shop) and Jwa Bana (children's rooms).

The Sanctuary Spa

Elemis spa-therapies, body treatments & massages. Elemis has over 15 years experience in treating both men & women in the professional spa environment. Each spa-therapy has been developed using extensive clinical and scientific studies to ensure every therapy shows real results. Designed to respect the body's complex physiology, Elemis spa-therapies work in natural synergy with the skin, body & mind.

THE SAFARI AT TSWALU

The incredible beauty of the surroundings and the great variety of wildlife make the safari at Tswalu an unforgettable experience. Here is the opportunity to observe many endangered animals in their natural habitat and see a variety of birds, insects and desert vegetation. Tswalu is justly proud of the success of its ongoing conservation projects, with the founder population of 7,000 animals having grown to more than 12000 in the space of 5 years.

KIDS SAFARI

Days on safari are individually planned for each family, from drives and walks to dining and down time. The duration and scope of each activity, on and off the vehicle, will depend on the age and special interests of your children. Other activities include bush walks, picnics, horse riding, pizza making and cookie baking. Our Junior Ranger programme includes archery, spoor identification and casting, and learning how to track animals.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • air-con
  • swimming
    pool
  • parking
  • airport
    transfers
  • room service
  • wake up
    calls
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Pool towels supplied
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Exclusive Use Game Lodge Homestead

Tarkuni is set powerfully amid two rolling mountain ranges in its own private area of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. It is available to families and small groups of up to 10 guests in five en-suite rooms for the ultimate African experience in total privacy. Specific accommodation for children is available. Guests can find calm at the contemplation "sala", sun themselves at the pool or retire to lofty bedrooms with vistas that beguile the most jaded traveller. Private game viewing vehicles are included as well as a dedicated chef to allow the luxury of flexibility. Tarkuni is remote and sensational enjoying all that Tswalu Kalahari Reserve has to offer.

  • Pool towels supplied  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-17 years are allowed; over 17 years treated as adults

RATES INCLUDE:
Luxury full board accommodation
Private guide, vehicle, and tracker per booking (minimum 3 night stay)
Walking safaris, led by our experienced field guides and trackers
Horse-back rides
All beverages and full selection from our award winning wine-list
In-suite tea & coffee facilities
In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry
Laundry and valet services
Wireless internet access
Children's Junior Ranger programme, and baby-sitting
National telephone calls

RATES EXCLUDE:
Transfers to / from Tswalu
Gift shop purchases
Spa treatments
International telephone calls
Tswalu Foundation donations
Gratuities

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Response timeTarkuni at Tswalu typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

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