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HERO Tarkuni

Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead

Discover Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead

Tarkuni Homestead is one of 3 luxury safari lodges in South Africa’s Tswalu Private Wildlife Reserve, situated on the southernmost edge of the Kalahari. Tarkuni is a luxury private homestead for multi-generational families or parties of friends. It can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 suites, all under one roof. A dedicated team including a host and private chef will take car of everything during your stay.

Designed to be sustainable and earth friendly the thatched homestead features a lounge and dining room, as well as upstairs library and spa treatment room. The bedrooms each have spacious bathrooms and private verandas. Outside is a shaded veranda around a water-wise plunge pool, a sundowner fire pit and a gazebo for massages or afternoon naps. Evenings will be spent having barbeque dinners in the intimate boma under the stars. Tswalu Reserve offers amazing opportunities for seeing the incredible desert-adapted black rhino, black-maned lions, cheetah, aardvark, brown hyena, and the elusive pangolin. Aside from the private game drives you will also get to enjoy meerkat encounters, nature walks, tracking, horse riding, stargazing, visiting ancient rock engravings and star-bed experiences.

Special offer: Book for 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights. This offer is valid from 7 January - 19 December 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • The ultimate private wilderness experience
  • Exclusive safari home with private chef and guides
  • 5 suites for a multi-generation family or parties of friends
  • Black-maned lions, meerkats, aardwolf, and pangolin

At a glance

  • 5 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Tswalu is in a malaria-free region of South Africa, making it extra safe for a family safari with a baby or young child."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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