ON the edge of the mighty Kalahari Desert is Tswalu Desert Reserve - a place of solitude and spectacular sunsets, of wide-open plains and big sky, of animals, beautiful birds and stunning scenery.
This magnificent desert reserve covers over 1 000 square kilometers of the semi-arid Kalahari, making it the largest private game sanctuary in Africa. Over 40 species of wildlife roam and prowl the endless tapestry of Tswalu's great open spaces.
Here, the discerning traveler is accommodated in sumptuous luxury at the small, exclusive lodge, gameviewing is by Landrover, horseback or walking.
Gourmet meals and vintage wines served at tables laid with crisp linen and polished silver complete the picture, making Tswalu one of the ultimate Southern African safari destinations.
Among some of the creatures sharing the land are white rhino, buffalo, gemsbok, giraffe, springbok, wildebeest, hyena, leopard, cheetah, roan, sable, lion and 11 of the remaining desert black rhino, one of Africa's most endangered species. Tswalu is also home to over 300 bird species.
This is the place where ancient voices stir within the visitor, reconnecting the traveler to a sacred place where San (Bushmen) and Beast have roamed for thousands of years, a place of peace, privacy, seclusion and security.
Tswalu Desert Reserve is in a malaria free zone. There is a daily air charter from Johannesburg to Tswalu's private airstrip, which is capable of handling the largest private jets. Alternatively, fly to Kimberley and transfer by road or air from Kimberley to Tswalu.