Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

In a true model of ecotourism, Tswalu Kalahari offers guests the opportunity to participate in one of the most ambitious conservation programs in Africa, which seeks to rehabilitate, protect and maintain our unique environment.

A Kalahari black-maned lion with cubs in Tswalu.

Dedicated to restoring the Kalahari to itself and uplifting the local community, Tswalu is committed to leaving our world a better place for future generations, and to building sustainable and prosperous societies.

This inspirational legacy redefines the safari encounter, community engagement as well as the guest experience, and includes ongoing research and conservation of our vast undiscovered wilderness, making it a haven for some of Africa’s most endangered species.

Each guest contributes directly to the sustainability of the reserve while being exposed to the wonders of the Kalahari ecosystem through a variety of guided experiences, which include game viewing from a vehicle or on foot, nature walks, horse riding, bird watching and visiting the habituated meerkat colonies.

Kalahari Dreaming at Tswalu

The Kalahari is a place we go to dream and to lose ourselves in the vastness of a system that is greater than our rational thought. One area...more

Tracking an Elusive Pangolin

There were still a few days left at Tswalu before I was due at my next destination, a game ranch where I was to hunt for the utterly impossi...more

Tswalu Accommodation

The malaria free, private game reserve has two luxury lodgings that together can accommodate a maximum of 28 guests....more

Tswalu Bush Experience

The vast, arid Kalahari is Southern Africa's terra incognita, a place of dreaming and of legends. The Kalahari arid savanna covers most of e...more

Tswalu: A Passion for Conservation

Tswalu lies within the extreme southern or "Greener Kalahari" which receives slightly higher rainfall than the central zone, resulting in pr...more