The Motse The Motse

Please note that Motse will be closing for renovations from 16th January to 16th June 2019 – the aim is to deliver a new meaning to the words luxury, privacy, and exclusivity.

The Motse, lies at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana, and our village consists of just nine spacious and secluded “legae” (Tswana for “little house”).

Features & Facilities

We have 6 standard legae or suites. An additional 3 family legaes each accommodate 4 people (2 adults and 2 children) in two separate bedrooms.

Legaes (Suites)

  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Open fireplace
  • Private sundeck
  • Separate dressing area
  • Broadband Wi-Fi Access
  • Direct dial telephone

Main House

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sanctuary Spa & Gym
  • Walk-in wine cellar stocked with fine South African wines
  • Mezzanine library with satellite TV



Our legae are built of desert sand, local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch. Each comprises a spacious bedroom with an open fireplace, an en-suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower, together with a large study area.

Watch a variety of wildlife from your private sun deck, as they meander down to The Motse waterhole.

“A style has evolved in Southern Africa of safari chic, which involves a fusion of African artefacts and art with very contemporary furniture. Nowhere I have seen does it as well as Tswalu.”

- Justin Cartwright, National Geographic

The Motse



Three legae have been designed especially for families. Each offers two separate bedroom suites with their own en-suite bathrooms. An expansive central living room leads to a shady, private terrace.

These legae are each over 170 square metres in size and create the perfect environment for any family group.



The Motse accommodates no more than 24 guests at any one time to make for a truly intimate Kalahari experience. The main house is a spectacular space in which to meet, with its elevated decks and elegant lounges.

An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs, and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation. The mezzanine library is equipped with satellite TV (the Motse also has full broadband Wi-Fi access throughout) and its museum cases display rare artefacts from the area.