Tswalu operates its own daily, direct flights to the reserve’s private airstrip. Departures are from Cape Town International Airport (2-hour flight) and O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (1.5-hour flight). Please call to inquire about the current rates. Flight costs include transfers between the hanger and airport hotels, the main terminal, or rental car companies. Please note: There is a luggage allowance of 26.5 lbs/12 kg per person in a soft-sided bag plus one handheld item that should weigh no more than 13 lbs/6 kg. Guests may store luggage at the hangar until their return from Tswalu at no charge.
From Johannesburg (approximately 400 miles/650 km):
From Kimberley (approximately 230 miles/375 km):
From Upington (approximately 215 miles/350 km — 6 miles/10 km on gravel road):
Tswalu is a malaria-free area. The camps are remotely located in the middle of a vast reserve, more than 100 miles from the nearest big city. Far from the influence of human industry, be prepared to tune into nature’s wonders.
Warm days and cool nights
Hot days and mild evenings with possible rain
Mild days and cool evenings with possible rain
Dry, cool days and cold nights occasionally dropping below freezing
If arriving by plane, please be aware of specific luggage restrictions listed in the How to Get There section above.
Tswalu welcomes families and encourages kids of all ages to participate fully in the safari experience through a number of kid-focused activities. The lodge offers children's menus to accommodate kids' individual tastes and has flexible dining times and locations for families. Childcare is offered at no extra cost. Children under 12 stay complimentary when joining two adults in a Motse Suite. Child rates apply to guests age 12-17.
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