Fodor's Expert Review Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge

Farm Korannaberg 296, Van Zylsrus, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape, 8467, South Africa

In a private section of Tswalu, this exclusive, self-contained homestead—decorated similarly to the reserve's Motse lodge and offering much the same level of luxury—is perfect for families and other small groups since it sleeps up to 10 people in 5 suites and comes with its own chef, game vehicle, and tracker. The food is almost as memorable as the scenery, and every meal is served in a different location: on a lantern-lighted dune or alongside a crackling fire in the lodge's boma. There's opportunity here for one couple to relinquish their beautiful quarters for a night and sleep under the stars, either on the Molori star bed (where two children can also join), or at Naledi, an even more back-to-nature star bed experience in the mountains.


  • ultimate exclusivity
  • immaculate design that echoes the landscape
  • exceptional service


  • unless you're used to having a staff entirely dedicated to your needs, the attention might be overwhelming
  • prohibitively expensive
  • you may miss the presence of other travelers




Phones: 27-053-781–9317 | 27-053-781–9331


5 suites
Rate, which is for up to 4 people, rises with each additional couple, up to R223000 if you use all 5 suites.
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

What’s Nearby