Please note that Motse will be closing for renovations from 16th January to 21st June 2019 – the aim is to deliver a new meaning to the words luxury, privacy, and exclusivity.
Please be advised that Tarkuni will remain operational during this period. Please contact Jeanine at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
The main house is a spectacular space in which to meet, with its elevated decks and elegant lounges. An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation. The mezzanine library is equipped with satellite tv (the Motse also has full broadband Wi-Fi access throughout) and its museum cases display rare artefacts from the area. All profits from our exclusive Foundation Gift Shop go directly to fund important new research on the reserve.
No more than 24 guests at a time can discover the beauty of this landscape, its diverse wildlife, and the serenity of what may well be South Africa's last great wilderness.
There is a perception that the Kalahari is a sparse and desolate desert. In reality it is a semi-arid grassland with wide open savannahs and a diversity of habitats. Tswalu is unique because it combines the typical Kalahari savannahs and sand dunes with the Korannaberg Mountains. The Korannaberg offer a sheltering influence which increases the biodiversity of the area enormously. The mountains also provide spectacular backdrops for the landscape.
In Room Facilities:
Indoor & outdoor showers.
Private sun deck overlooking a waterhole.
Separate dressing area.
Broadband Wi-Fi Access.
Direct dial telephone.
Outdoor heated swimming pool.
Sanctuary Spa & Gym.
Walk-in wine cellar stocked with South African wines.
Mezzanine library with satellite TV, literature & artefacts.
Tswalu Foundation Gift Shop.
The diversity of habitat (and climate) has resulted in an extremely diverse animal population. There are about 80 species of mammals and approximately 240 species of birds. The open habitat makes game viewing excellent and the animals can be appreciated within their habitat rather than amongst bushes.
One aspect of the game viewing experience which is worth mentioning is that we have six vehicles which have exclusive access to the entire reserve (which spans over 1000 square kilometers). Thus, there is no reason to queue for a sightings and no need to have limited time at sightings so that other vehicles can have their "turn" at a sighting. Also there are no areas which are "off-limits" or that are used by other concessions.