Tswalu named one of the world’s most romantic hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine 2011
Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserve, has been voted one of the World’s 50 Most Romantic Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine. According to Travel + Leisure, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded travel magazines in the world, “.. there are as many ways to define romance as there are humans, but this list of the world’s most romantic hotels has something for (almost) everyone.”
Describing Tswalu, Travel + Leisure says: “Out on South Africa’s Kalahari plains, the fiery sunsets alone are enough to make visitors giddy. After a day tracking cheetahs and black rhinos on game drives in the largest private nature reserve in South Africa, there’s no better place for you to rejuvenate and reacquaint yourself with your mate.
“Dine on five-star Pan-African cuisine under the Kalahari’s bright nighttime sky before retiring to your spacious thatched-roof legae.”
Tswalu is one of only two properties in Africa to have made the list and the only one in South Africa. It covers an area of 100,000 hectares in the exquisite malaria-free “Green Kalahari” region.
Owned by the Oppenheimer family, this vast and magical landscape is the ancestral home of the San people and conservation is its first priority. Nicky Oppenheimer’s vision is simply to “restore the Kalahari to itself”.
With the focus on conversation tourism, Tswalu is able to offer superlative game and sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including the desert black rhino, black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats, cheetah, rare antelope, and the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine.
Catering for just 30 guests in two luxury lodges, the emphasis is on privacy, flexibility and exclusivity, and safari experiences, including game drives, bush walks and horseback safaris, are tailored to suit guests.
Families are welcome and children will revel in the special children’s programme with bush walks, picnics and tracking lessons.
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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve