Overview

Tarkuni Homestead is an exclusive private safari villa that offers luxury accommodation and personalized service for guests seeking a unique and intimate safari experience. The homestead can accommodate up to 10 guests in five luxurious suites, making it ideal for families or small groups.

Tarkuni’s design reflects the natural beauty of its surroundings, with spacious living areas, elegant décor, and panoramic views of the Kalahari landscape. Guests can relax in the comfort of their suites, unwind by the outdoor pool, or enjoy delicious meals prepared by private chefs using locally sourced ingredients.

The reserve itself is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as black rhinos, desert-adapted lions, and meerkats. Guests can explore the reserve on game drives, guided walks, or horseback safaris, led by experienced guides who share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna.

Rooms

This private, exclusive-use homestead accommodates up to 10 guests, children included,. It features five guest suites nestled under a thatched roof, complemented by dedicated staff comprising a host and personal chef. Each suite has a private outdoor deck with sun loungers and luxurious bathrooms featuring freestanding baths and showers.

Amenities

The homestead features a cozy lounge and dining room centered around a double-sided fireplace and a wine cellar showcasing fantastic South African wines. Additional amenities include a mezzanine library, a games room, and a shaded outdoor living and dining space. Guests can relax in an environmentally friendly plunge pool, gather around the fire pit for a sundowner, enjoy the family-sized boma with its scenic views, and use the private gazebos for game viewing or outdoor massages. Indoor spa treatment suites, surrounded by indigenous gardens with a waterhole in front, provide further opportunities for relaxation. Additionally, a full bar, bean-to-cup coffee, a selection of teas, and a 24-hour snack pantry ensure a truly indulgent experience.

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Safari

Embark on thrilling game drives through Tswalu Kalahari to encounter iconic wildlife and rare species. Your expert guide and tracker will illuminate the fascinating ecology of the Kalahari, home to over 80 mammal species and 240 vibrant bird species. Enjoy exclusive access to sightings, with no other vehicles or restricted areas, getting up close to creatures like white rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and various antelope species. Spot elusive animals like tsessebe and Hartmann’s mountain zebras, alongside dynamic predators such as cheetahs, spotted hyenas, and wild dogs. Experience the charm of habituated meerkats and keep an eye out for lynx, small spotted genets, and honey badgers. In winter, witness pangolins and aardvarks emerging to forage. For a personalized experience, opt for a private safari with your own vehicle, guide, and tracker, ensuring exclusivity tailored to your preferences.

Experiences

Meerkats Experience

Witness the meerkats up close, observing their activities such as popping in and out of burrows, standing sentry, grooming, playing, and more.

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Walking Safari

Captivating walking safaris through the breathtaking Kalahari landscape, presents a picturesque setting and the opportunity to observe meerkats.

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Ancient Rock Engravings

Explore multiple sites near Tswalu featuring ancient rock engravings intricately linked to water sources.

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Photography Trips

Tswalu’s dramatic Korannaberg mountains, arid savannah, and iconic red dunes create a prime destination for wildlife and landscape photography year-round.

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Stargazing

Camping overnight in one of camp’s two star beds, Naledi or Malori, will elevate your safari experience with an exciting new dimension.

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Seasons and FAQ’s

Rates

There is no single ‘best time’ to visit Tswalu, as each of the four Kalahari seasons presents unique wildlife viewing opportunities and dramatic changes to the landscapes, influenced by the presence or absence of water. As a result, pricing remains consistent throughout the year.

Starting from $8 320 (total)