Insider’s Review of Tswalu Motse
One of our most magical homes-from-home perches just where the hauntingly arid South African savannah and the seductive Kalahari converge. Surrounded by undulating grassy dunes, Tswalu is punctuated by the beautiful Korannaberg hills, making fruitful room for a greater habitat diversity than anywhere else in the region. To our very great benefit, some 240 bird and 80 mammal species live here – including the splendid Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the mesmerising wild dog – a magnificent moving tableau visible from dawn to dusk and back again. The lands of Tswalu are totally private, not to be shared with guests from other concessions or lodges, a privilege that brings with it no off-limits, no time-limits, no limits at all. Immerse yourself in iconic Kalahari sites including perfectly poised cheetah, dainty springbok and flowing, rolling, stunning sandscapes. Tswalu’s two exclusive camps, Motse and Tarkuni, are seriously luxurious launchpads for these unforgettable safari moments.
Activities at Tswalu
Return from the day’s spirit-lifting game drives for a cooling dip in the dappled waters of the outdoor swimming pool, a workout in the gym, or a pampering hour or two in the spa. Work on the day’s spectacular wildlife and landscape images in the in-house photographic studio, have a nose round the National Geographic library, select a vintage or two from the walk-in cellar stocked with superb South African wines. Among our favourite make-a-friend experiences: a guided walk with Tswalu’s habituated meerkat tribe – a merry band as gregarious and amusing as you’d hope to find anywhere.