With a maximum of 10 private vehicles in over 110,000 hectares, Tswalu offers
extraordinary privacy in which to explore a vast, pristine wilderness.
Game drives at Tswalu will be completely tailored to your particular interests. There are no set routes or times here – guests determine their own adventure from the outset.
As well as discovering many rare and endangered species, we believe everyone leaves with a deep appreciation of the beauty of this entire eco-system.
Guided bush walks are wonderful at Tswalu. We want people to get even closer to the land - to touch the unique vegetation, learn about each plant’s extraordinary properties, inspect nests and burrows, and examine the smallest insect.
A morning might begin by walking up to a meerkat colony as they first emerge to warm themselves in the sunshine before scampering off to forage. And at the end of the day, as the sun sets, so the sounds and sights of the desert change; night walks give you the chance of exceptional sightings such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine or brown hyena.
On horseback, the vastness of the Kalahari strikes you even more deeply and many of the animals react differently to your presence.
Gently walk the grassy plains and rolling dunes against the pink and mauve backdrop of the Korannaberg mountains in the late afternoon sun, and enjoy the views of the arid savannah whilst becoming part of the landscape.
“The horses themselves are wonderful – responsive, lively and well-mannered. Our ride took us close to buffalo, hartebeest, kudu and mountain zebra. I think it may have been the most interesting ride of my life.”
Tswalu’s horses accommodate riders of all abilities and levels of experience. Children are welcome on horseback. And Tswalu’s expert staff can also create an entire day’s activity at the stables for them.
For children and adults alike, a horse safari in the Kalahari creates the chance to encounter natural wilderness in a way that is simply breathtaking.
This will be a true safari, not just a ride, as you experience the Kalahari exactly as early explorers throughout history would have seen it for the very first time.
Few moments can rival gently walking through a herd of sable antelope on horseback, sharing the magical stillness that defines the Kalahari.