Tswalu Kalahari

Private game viewing amidst the Kalahari’s iconic red sands

Tswalu Kalahari

Arriving at Tswalu Kalahari, you are immediately struck by the scale of the landscape. Vast swathes of rolling, red Kalahari sands are broken up by the stark Korannaberg mountains. This is big sky country, African style.

Seasonal rains bring the desert grasslands to life and the reserve boasts a surprising variety of wildlife as a result. Desert specialists such as aardvark, porcupine and meerkat keep a wary eye on the savanna dwellers including cheetah and black maned lion. Tswalu is also one of the best places to see critically endangered pangolin.

South Africa’s largest private game reserve can be enjoyed by no more than 28 guests (and a few lucky children) at a time. This low density approach combined with a private vehicle and guide for every guest makes for one of the most exclusive and flexible safari experiences anywhere in Africa.

The type and duration of activities at Tswalu are always tailored to the individual needs of their guests. Children of all ages are allowed on safari game drives and at other times enjoy a range of age-appropriate activities. 

Older kids can try their hand at archery or horse riding, or even learn about the art of animal tracking. For younger kids, short bush walks, cookie baking and pizza making are on offer. The reserve’s non-malarial status only adds to the appeal for families of all ages.

Plan your stay
Coral Tree luxury rating

Number of rooms

Motse lodge offers just 6 suites and 3 family suites. Tarkuni private house has 5 suites.


Western and Northern Cape

Child Policy

All ages welcome.

Why we love it

"A family-friendly, private reserve and conservation success story."


Tess, Coral Tree founder

Key Highlights & Amenities
  • Vast private reserve accessible to the guests of just two intimate lodges
  • Guaranteed private guide, tracker and vehicle for all guests
  • Conservation and research of key desert species is the reserve’s raison d’être
  • Inclusive approach towards family safaris
  • Fascinating combination of savanna and desert adapted wildlife
  • A wide range of activities from riding to desert sleep outs
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

Get in touch
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720
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