Tswalu Tarkuni

Tarkuni Lodge rests in a secluded valley beneath the Korannaberg mountains. This exclusive-use, private homestead offers luxurious accommodation within Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private wildlife reserve.

Secluded Luxury in the Kalahari for Groups

Tucked below the Korannaberg mountains, Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge offers seclusion and luxury in the vast Tswalu Kalahari. This private homestead is a gateway to South Africa’s largest private wildlife reserve. 

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge embodies exclusivity and comfort, providing a private haven in the Kalahari. This is a perfect retreat for travellers who wish to explore a pristine setup between the African wilderness. The homestead is ideal for families and children as it comes with a dedicated host and private chef at your service. They take care of all the activities ranging from dining to safari adventures. 

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge captures the spirit of the Kalahari landscape. Each bedroom boasts a private veranda, offering serene views. The lodge seamlessly blends modern elegance with nature, perfect for intimate groups seeking a unique Kalahari experience.


South Africa, Northern cape


Offering sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife.
South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares
Own dedicated team including a host and private chef

Style of accommodation

A private homestead, Tarkuni has 5 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, all under one roof, for the exclusive use of a family or party of friends.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.


  • Luxury full board accommodation
  • Private guide, vehicle, and tracker per booking
  • Walking safaris, led by our experienced field guides and trackers & nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
  • Night drives
  • Horse‐back rides 
  • All beverages and full selection from our award winning wine‐list
  • In‐suite tea & coffee facilities
  • In‐suite honour bar and gourmet pantry
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Children’s Junior Ranger programme, and baby‐sitting


  • Transfers to / from Tswalu
  • Guest purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Tswalu Foundation donations
  • Gratuities

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge provides an immersive safari experience that showcases the biodiversity of the Kalahari ecosystem. Guests have the opportunity to engage with the environment through a variety of activities, including guided game drives, guided walks, and exploring ancient rock art sites. The lodge’s location within the Tswalu Kalahari reserve ensures that each encounter with wildlife is intimate and authentic, contributing to the preservation of this unique ecosystem.

Embark on activities like the Photographic Studio & The Gallery, plunge pool, spa, and boutique. Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge goes beyond luxury, allowing guests to connect with the Kalahari’s essence. Exploring landscapes, wildlife encounters, and conservation learning contribute to preserving this environment. Tarkuni provides luxury and exclusivity within the Kalahari’s spirit.

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