Tarkuni is set powerfully amid 2 rolling mountain ranges in the Kalahari of South Africa - remote and sensational - enjoying all that Tswalu has to offer.
Tswalu is situated in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains, in the Kalahari some 30km north west of Kimberley.
The nearest town is Kuruman, famous as the Mission from which Dr. Livingston set off into what was then darkest Africa. Close to the border with Botswana, Tswalu's African village doors open onto the splendor and serenity of the awesome Kalahari.
Tswalu is accessible by plane and has a CAA licensed tar runway (1400 metres) from which daily flights in the reserve's private aircraft can be arranged from Johannesburg or Cape Town.
From Kimberley airport – travel on the R31 for 35km to Barkley West. From Barkley West travel 96km to Danielskuil. From Danielskuil travel 71km to Kuruman. In Kuruman continue over the traffic light and follow the sign to Hotazel/Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (R31). Kuruman is your last fuel stop before you reach Tswalu. Please contact the lodge to establish an estimate time of arrival (please call as we need to send someone to the gate). Approximately 56km from Kuruman you will pass a sign on the left to Kathu & Deben (R380). A short distance past this signage you will cross over a railway bridge. After the bridge you will pass a sign on the right to Hotazel. Approximately 72km from Kuruman (before Blackrock) turn left onto the tar road R31 following signs to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Van Zylsrus. After about 42km you will see a turn to your left (indicated as Sonstraal on maps and GPS) – it is sign-posted Tswalu Kalahari Reserve on the D3335 route. After turning, the tar road ends and you continue on a gravel road. There is good mobile phone reception in this area; please call the lodge to advise where you are. After 10km on the gravel road, you will see an airstrip on your left and just beyond, the Tswalu staff housing complex on your right. A kilometer further you will see Tswalu signage “Tswalu Admin and Health Care Centre”. You will be met at this gate by your guide who will escort you further.
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