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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONSouthern Kalahari (also referred to as the Green Kalahari), just south of the Botswana border.POOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPAFull Spa
OFF ROADYesAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYAll ages welcomeMALARIANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Largest privately owned game reserve - 100,000 hectares / 255,000 acres.
  • Exclusivity of the safari experience - each booking receives a complimentary private vehicle, guide & tracker for a minimum of 3 nights stay.
  • Guests dictate their own safari plan - complete flexibility of safari and meal times.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 January 2018 - 15 December 2018 Motse Suite R 16,180 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Motse Family Suite R 40,594 per suite per night based on 2 adults and 2 children under 17 years sharing
16 December 2018 - 16 January 2019 Motse Suite R 16,655 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Motse Family Suite R 41,785 per suite per night based on 2 adults and 2 children under 17 years sharing
STAY FOR 5 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 4 NIGHTS
*applicable to the special rates offered above for The Motse Suite

Package Includes
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Private guide, vehicle, and tracker
  • Walking safaris
  • Horse safaris
  • All beverages and full selection from our award winning wine list
  • Laundry and valet service
  • Wireless internet access
  • Children’s Junior Ranger programme and babysitting
  • National telephone calls

Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info on rates and additional promotions for 2018.


THE MOTSE - FAMILY SUITE
*The Motse Family Suite can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 17yrs sharing.


TARKUNI PRIVATE VILLA
Tarkuni is the Oppenheimer family’s own personal home here at Tswalu and the ultimate private sanctuary. Recently redesigned to uncompromising standards of comfort and elegance, Tarkuni is an exceptional choice for families or groups of great friends. Its five luxurious suites, each with a magnificent en-suite bathroom, accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.
STAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 3 NIGHTS AT THE TARKUNI PRIVATE VILLA - CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES

THE MALORI STAR BED - SLEEPOUT UNDER THE STARS

The sleep-out deck at Tswalu, Malori (meaning ‘dreamer’ in Tswana), offers guests the unparalleled experience of sleeping safely in the wilderness, under the fabled “diamond skies”. From a distance, Malori looks like another sociable weaver’s nest on the horizon. Come closer, and you can see a raised platform and a thatched overhang with weather-proof blinds to protect you.
Choose to sleep under the thatch or simply roll the bed onto the open deck with thousands of stars above you.
 
For special discounted rates please kindly contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

**Surcharges on special discounted rates and a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• 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 safaris
• All beverages and full selection from our award winning wine-list
• In-suite tea & coffee facilities
• In-suite honour bar and gourmet pantry
• Laundry and valet services
• Wireless Internet access
• Children's Junior Ranger programme, and baby-sitting
• National telephone calls
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There is no single supplement applicable for accommodation in the Motse Suite.
CHILD POLICY
• Children 0 - 11yrs sharing with 2 parents in a Standard Motse Suite will be accommodated free of charge (maximum 2 children).
• A maximum of one child between 12 & 17yrs can share with 2 adults in a Standard Motse Suite. The child rates are on request.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game Drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles
• Horse Riding Safaris accompanied by Equestrian Guide
• Bush walks tailor made to guests needs led by experienced guides
• Sundowners on lantern-lit dunes, Boma dining under the umbrella thorn acacias
• Stargazing under the Diamond Skies
• Archaeological sites visits in the Korannaberg mountains viewing San Rock Art
• Close up observation of Meerkat habituated group
• Hot Air Ballooning (booking required 48 hours prior)
• A Multitude of treatments & therapies
• Nearby Activities (prices quoted on request):
• Golf at Sishen Gold Club
• Moffat Mission & The Kuruman eye
IMPORTANT NOTES
• All prices quoted are based on a minimum stay of two nights.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Tswalu offers daily scheduled flights from both Johannesburg (OR Tambo) & Cape Town International Airports. 

ACCOMMODATION
There are two lodges located within this pristine 100,000 hectares / 255,000 acres of rehabilited land:
The Motse - 9 Suites in total, including 3 Family Suites
Tarkuni - Private Villa for exclusive use only, 5 Suites for maximum 10 people


ABOUT TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE

Tswalu Kalahari, owned by the Oppenheimer family, is South Africa's largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares (1,000sqkm or almost a quarter of a million acres). For comparison, this is twice the size of Pilanesberg National Park and bigger than the entire Madikwe reserve. This vast and magical landscape takes conservation as its first priority; Nicky Oppenheimer's vision is to "restore the Kalahari to itself". Tswalu has superlative game and offers sightings of some of South Africa's rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including Desert black rhino, Black-maned Kalahari lions, Meerkats, Cheetah, Rare antelope such as roan, sable and tsessebe as well as regular sightings of species such as the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine.

Tswalu accommodates a maximum of 30 guests in two beautiful locations, Motse and Tarkuni, both designed by the world-renowned Boyd Ferguson in an atmosphere of barefoot luxury.

THE MOTSE

Accommodates up to 20 guests in eight individual legae (suites) made from desert sand, rock and thatch. Two of the eight legae were designed especially for families and comprise two separate bedrooms with their own en- suite bathrooms, sharing a spacious living area. Each legae also has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, an outside shower with desert views, an open fireplace, separate dressing and study area, telephone, safe, wireless internet, and a private sun deck with stunning views of the Kalahari. The main lodge at Motse is designed with elevated decks, a spacious lounge and dining area, a library, a fully equipped gym and adjacent spa, an impressive wine cellar and traditional Boma. All profits from its exclusive gift shop go to fund conservation research on the reserve. The Motse has a large, outdoor pool and a smaller solar heated pool with views of a waterhole and the game it attracts.

TARKUNI

Set amid two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is the Oppenheimer family's own personal retreat at Tswalu offering an oasis of serenity with beguiling views onevery side. Tarkuni is ideal for smaller groups of close friends, family or even corporate retreats. The villa accommodates a maximum of 10 guests with five luxurious bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, a vast open-plan lounge and dining room, and an intimate library. A covered deck leads to a private sala and a swimming pool. Tarkuni comes complete with a private vehicle, dedicated guide and tracker. In addition your personal chef creates the luxury of total flexibility in dining choices. An additional vehicle can be reserved for larger groups.


LODGE FEATURES
 

  • Luxury En-Suite Bathrooms with indoor and heated outdoor showers
  • Open Fire Place in suites
  • Mini Bars
  • Private Sun Decks
  • Wine Cellar
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness centre
  • Heated flow pool
  • Boma
  • A Multitude of treatments & therapies
  • Child Minders Quarters at the Kraal


 




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

FROM JOHANNESBURG
 

  • Recommended route from Johannesburg - distance approximately 650 Km
  • Estimated driving time is 7 hours
  • Take M1 south, take Bloemfontein split and follow N12 and the signs to Kimberley
  • Stay on the N12, proceed through Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, and Wolmaransstad
  • At Wolmaransstad take R504 to Schweizer-Reneke, then R34 to Vryburg
  • From Vryburg, continue on the N14 to Kuruman
  • In Kuruman turn right at the first traffic light and follow the signs to Hotazel / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (R31)
  • Kuruman is the last fuel stop before you reach Tswalu
  • In Kuruman please contact the lodge to establish an estimate time of arrival (please call as we need to send someone to open the gate). Mobile phone coverage is available all the way from Kuruman to the Tswalu gate
  • Approximately 56km from Kuruman you will pass a sign on the left to Kathu & Deben (R380). A short distance past this signage you will cross over a railway bridge. After the bridge you will pass a sign on the right to Hotazel
  • Approximately 72km from Kuruman (before Blackrock) turn left onto the tar road R31 following signs to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Van Zylsrus
  • After about 42km you will see a turn to your left (indicated as Sonstraal on maps and GPS) - it is sign-posted Tswalu Kalahari Reserve on the D3335 route
  • After turning, the tar road ends and you continue on a gravel road
  • There is good mobile phone reception in this area; please call the lodge to advise where you are
  • After 10km on the gravel road, you will see an airstrip on your left and just beyond, the Tswalu staff housing complex on your right
  • A kilometer further you will see Tswalu signage "Tswalu Admin and Health Care Centre"
  • You will be met at this gate by your guide who will escort you further

BY AIR
 

  • Johannesburg: every day of the week
  • Cape Town: 11h00
  • Cape Town flights depart from Tswalu @ 13h30
  • Johannesburg flights depart from Tswalu @ 15h00
  • Luggage allowance 12 kg's in soft sided bag
  • Minimum 2 passengers
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