Tswalu – The Motse

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Tswalu – The Motse, Kalahari Reserve

Enjoy the simple pleasures of desert luxury and elegance at Tswalu – The Motse. Blend the primal qualities of Africa with the stylish, graceful ambience of this little gem for a magical retreat into nature. An awe-inspiring setting on the foothills of the Korannaberg mountain with sweeping vistas across the Kalahari plains and your package is an all-inclusive luxury. Your private sun deck overlooks a waterhole buzzing with endemic Kalahari animals. An intimate camp for couples and families.

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  • Awe-inspiring setting on the foothills of the Korannaberg mountain with sweeping vistas across the Kalahari plains
  • Fully-inclusive luxurious safari lodge
  • Small and intimate – idyllic for romantic couples and families
  • Excellent game viewing in private vehicles with dedicated personal guides
Tswalu the Motse Overview
The ultimate in elegance and luxury, Tswalu the Motse is the main retreat of the Oppenheimer’s situated in the Tswalu Game Reserve in the Kalahari.  The Motse is newly remodeled by the legendary Boyd Ferguson and presents décor in a fantastical blend of African object d’art and modern furnishings.  The ambiance is stylish and graceful combined with the primal qualities of Africa.

The main area provides an exclusive spa and fully equipped gymnasium, a heated horizon pool, a wine cellar stocked with some of the best wines in the country, a wonderful library with Wi-Fi and satellite TV, its own museum with rare local artefacts, stylish and comfortable lounges, elevated decks and a curio shop.

Accommodation is provided in eight voluminous and secluded legeas made of rock, lush red clay, and thatch – all sourced locally from the natural surroundings.  Each of these luxury suites has an enormous bedroom with a fireplace, lavish en-suite bathroom, a private outdoor shower, and a comfortable lounge area.  Then there is also a private timber deck overlooking a well-frequented watering hole where you can relax while watching the animal activities around the water.  There are also a couple of suites especially intended for families.  These comprise two separate en-suite bedrooms and a spacious lounge area with a private deck.  The lodge can accommodate a maximum of twenty guests in order to make the experience more intimate.

Activities at The Motse are tailored according to guest requirements and you can decide what you would like to do during your stay.  The wide variety of wonderful activities includes exclusive spa treatments, divine late morning champagne breakfasts in bed, exciting early morning and late evening game drives, close-up game watching from horseback, eating sumptuous five-course dinners under the stars, lounging by the pool, or just relaxing with a book.  Here you are truly spoilt for choice and you will never be bored!

The Motse has six spacious and secluded “legae” or dwellings built of local stone and thatch. Each suite has a spacious bedroom with an open fireplace, sumptuous en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, and a large dressing and study area. A private sun deck overlooks a waterhole. Three legae designed for families offer two-bedroom suites with their own en-suite bathrooms, separated by an expansive living room.

The Motse has three spacious and secluded “legae” designed for families, each with two separate bedroom suites and their own en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Built of local stone and thatch, the suites are separated by a spacious living room that opens onto a large private sun deck overlooking a waterhole.
  • 9 spacious suites including 3 two-bedroom family suites
  • Suite amenities: separate dressing area, private veranda overlooking a watering hole, en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower, open fireplace Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone
  • Alfresco dining areas
  • Mezzanine library with satellite TV
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
From $2105



  • Phenomenal game drives to see big cats, plains game and many rare and endangered species
  • Guided bush walks gives you a closer and more personal experience with nature and its many wonders
  • Horseback safaris
  • Indulgent spa massages and treatments

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