Luxury Safari Camp

Tarkuni Homestead


  • Exclusive Private Retreat: Tarkuni Homestead offers an exclusive and private retreat experience, accommodating up to 10 guests in five luxurious suites, ensuring personalised service and privacy.
  • Stunning Location: Nestled in the vast and scenic Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Tarkuni provides breathtaking views of the dramatic landscapes and wide open spaces of the Kalahari.
  • Tailored Safari Experiences: Here you will have tailored safari experiences, including game drives, bush walks, and horseback safaris, with expert guides offering insights into the unique flora and fauna of the region.
  • Luxurious Amenities: The homestead features luxurious amenities such as a private swimming pool, a spa, and multiple outdoor lounging areas, ensuring comfort and relaxation.
  • Culinary Delights: Tarkuni offers gourmet dining experiences, with meals prepared by a private chef using locally sourced ingredients for a tailored dinner.
  • Commitment to Conservation: Staying at Tarkuni supports Tswalu’s conservation efforts, as the reserve is dedicated to preserving the Kalahari ecosystem and its wildlife, with a focus on sustainable tourism practices.

Good to know

How to get there

Located in the Southern Kalahari Tswalu is accessible by air and road. Cape Town is a 2 hour flight and Johannesburg a shorter at 1.5 hours. It is also ideally suited to helicopter transfers, please ask for details.

Are children welcome?

Tswalu is a malaria-free area and children are welcome at Tarkuni Homestead. The homestead is family-friendly and offers various activities tailored to children, making it an ideal destination for a family holiday. The staff at Tarkuni can arrange child-friendly safari experiences and educational activities to engage younger guests and ensure they have an enjoyable and memorable stay.

Giving back

Tswalu, which is part of the Long Run, is dedicated to sustainability and conservation. The reserve’s commitment includes restoring natural habitats, protecting endangered species, and supporting local communities. Initiatives such as rewilding landscapes, implementing water-saving technologies, and using solar energy reduce environmental impact. Tswalu’s research programme collaborates with scientists to understand and preserve the unique Kalahari ecosystem. The reserve also focuses on community upliftment through education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. By integrating luxury with sustainability, Tswalu offers guests an eco-friendly safari experience that contributes to the long-term preservation of the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

Why we love Tarkuni Homestead, Tswalu

The exclusive luxury, captivating Kalahari landscapes, bespoke safari experiences, gourmet dining, family-friendly atmosphere and commitment to conservation makes this place so special. It is a fantastic blend of indulgence, adventure, and sustainability.

Terry Moohan

Head of Department

Africa and the Indian Ocean

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