Tswalu Tarkuni Private Villa
A luxury, exclusive-use Homestead set amidst the mountains of the semi-arid Kalahari Desert in South Africa; this home-away-from-home is the perfect setting for an unforgettable group getaway

Tswalu Tarkuni Private Villa

Tarkuni Homestead promises a truly exclusive experience; including that of a personal chef, host, game ranger, tracker and private safari vehicle; and is the perfect choice for large groups of friends or family.

With only five luxury suites, this private villa can accommodate a maximum of ten guests, and is ideal for an exclusive private escape. Shady swimming pool salas invite contemplation and cool from the heat, and for night time, the traditional boma sets the scene for celebration. 

Decorated with dignity yet blending into the surroundings through a subtle palette of natural colours; chandeliers hanging from suspended tree branches over open spaces, and illuminated by crackling fires at night, it’s easy to feel at home here.

Nicknamed the ‘green’ part of the Kalahari, this semi-arid grassland, savannah and vast open space is home to an approximately eighty mammals, two hundred and forty bird species, and an indefinable amount of fascinating insects. Interestingly, more butterfly species are found here than in the entirety of the British Isles.

All safari activities are privately guided and include morning and evening game drives, bush walks, meerkat interaction and horseback safaris.

And being devoid of pollution, the star studied skies create a matchless canvas by night.

Being South Africa’s largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari now protects over 110,000 hectares of spectacular grasslands and mountains; with conservation being their number one priority - hence their limited access of thirty guests at any given time. 

This, together with its arid savannah beauty, diverse wildlife and the serenity of what may well be South Africa’s last great wilderness, is frankly matchless. 

Caroline's Hot Tips

Take advantage of Tswalu Tarkuni Private Villas' special offer ...
2017 Fully inclusive nightly rate
4 guests ZAR 80 000
6 guests ZAR 96 000
8 - 10 guests ZAR 115 500
Pay for 3 nights and stay for four!

Combine Tswalu Tarkuni with Ellerman Villa in Cape Town for an exclusive bush and city escape. Complimentary flights between Tswalu Tarkuni and Ellerman Villa apply. 
Take advantage of the on-site helicopter for a flip over the reserve stopping at a remote picnic location
There is no set time at Tarkuni, so embrace the fact that you can set your own pace, schedule, or route on game drives

'Curiosity is the one thing invincible in nature'

Freya Stark

Tswalu Tarkuni Private Villa Overview

BEST SUITED TO – Groups of families or friends

NUMBER OF ROOMS – Five luxury suites sleeping ten people in total


BEST TIME TO TRAVEL – All year round

CHILDREN – Children are welcome

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE – Its private, exclusive and offers that home away from home experience