Looking for a holiday to Africa before the end of the year? In South Africa you can’t go wrong with a few days in the northern Kalahari. A warm welcome and wonderful hospitality awaits you on landing at Tswalu’s airstrip, the gateway to the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa. Bottles of chilled bubbles and freshly prepared snacks are served in the shade of the thatched building – a cool respite from the midday sun.
Just nine spacious and secluded suites built of desert sand, local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch, is what you will find here in this magical spot with its unique flora and fauna. A stay at Motse in the Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari offers an unrivalled experience. Meaning ‘a new beginning’ Tswalu certainly allows you to experience that, and offers a place to unwind and recharge, relax and enjoy the surrounding solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Tswalu, one of National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ has a raw beauty, and offers an inspirational experience exploring the Kalahari and its treasures in a private vehicle with a dedicated guide. Learn about the research and conservation work that occurs here, sleep out under the African skies, indulge in the fine food and wine, or relax in the spa. Feeling more active? Take a horse ride or experience a guided bush walk, which allows you to get even closer to the land – to touch the unique vegetation, inspect nests and burrows, and examine the smallest insect.
Mornings may start by walking right up close to a meerkat colony as they first start to emerge to warm themselves in the sunshine and watching the young ones play. At the end of the day, as the sun sets, so the sounds and sights of the desert change, and night walks or game drives give you the chance of exceptional sightings of aardvark, aardwolf and porcupine. On horseback, the vastness of the Kalahari strikes you even more deeply, creating the chance to encounter natural wilderness in a way that is simply breathtaking.
Each visitor contributes directly to the sustainability of the reserve, and as a malaria-free destination, it is ideally suited to families. Children of all ages are so well looked after and the activities are personally tailored to suit the whole family, meaning everyone enjoys a wonderful holiday.
Book a stay for a minimum of 4 nights and you will receive an extra night free of charge.
FROM: A$6,450 per person twin share *
Price includes: 5 nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis – all meals, drinks, private vehicle, private guide and tracker, activities, laundry, wifi and return flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town
*Valid for travel until 31st December 2017