Tarkuni, Tswalu Kalahari

Set amidst two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is the Oppenheimer family’s own personal home here at Tswalu and the ultimate private sanctuary. Recently redesigned to uncompromising standards of comfort and elegance, Tarkuni is an exceptional choice with five luxurious suites, each with a magnificent en suite bathroom. Tarkuni’s quiet pool and shady salas offer calm and contemplation. Its own traditional boma has seen many celebrations. And its beguiling charm has led many guests to return to what becomes their home in the Kalahari. Your dedicated compliment of field guides and butlers allow you to choose how you would like to spend your day – from breakfast in bed to a leisurely spa treatment in the comfort of your own deck overlooking the magnificence of the Kalahari. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely game drive, and indulge in a private gourmet picnic savoring the essence of Africa.

Tarkuni, Tswalu Kalahari

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares (1000 sq km or almost a quarter of a million acres). Tswalu is malaria-free and has superlative game and offers sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including: desert black rhino (Twalu’s population represents one third of South Africa’s entire remaining desert black rhino), black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats, cheetah and rare antelope such as roan, sable and tsessebe; Tswalu has significant populations of all three. There are over 70 species of mammal and 230 species of birds (including endangered raptors). Other sightings may include the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine. The Kalahari is the ancestral home of the San people (Bushman). Some of their ancient engravings can be seen at Tswalu; current research suggests these may be amongst the oldest art on Earth.

Tarkuni offers private vehicles, private guides, house staff and 5 double bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guest. The villa is accessed exclusively by scheduled or private charter flights. Was settled in enjoy walking safaris, rhino trackig, horseback riding, village visits, rock art site visits and anytime game drives.

Tarkuni Tswala


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