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  • The Motse Main building and pool deck
  • The Motse deck Overlooking the waterhole
  • The Motse lounge Elegantly casual
  • The Motse legae 9 spacious suites
  • Private Vehicle Private Vehicle in 100000ha of land
  • Private Dining
  • Boma Dinner
  • Sundowners in the bush
  • Pilatus PC 12
  • Malori Sleep Out
  • Romance
  • Family Travel

Tswalu's main property, the Motse, nestles at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana and our village consists of just nine spacious and secluded “legae” (another Tswana word, for “little house”) or suites.

These legaes are built of local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch. Recently redesigned by world-renowned Boyd Ferguson, our suites define an elegant, barefoot luxury. Writing in Conde Nast Traveller, Justin Cartwright describes their charm;

Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom with an open fire, a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower, and a large dressing and study area. Your private sun deck overlooks a waterhole and the changing Kalahari animals it attracts.

Two legae have been designed especially for families. Each offers two separate bedroom suites with their own en-suite bathrooms, separated by an expansive living room again leading on to a shady, private terrace. These legae are each over 170 square metres in size and create the perfect environment for any family group.

The Motse accommodates no more than 20 guests at any one time to make for a truly intimate Kalahari safari experience. The main house is a spectacular space in which to meet, with its elevated decks and elegant lounges. An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation. The mezzanine library is equipped with satellite tv (the Motse also has full broadband Wi-Fi access throughout) and its museum cases display rare artefacts from the area. All profits from our exclusive Foundation Gift Shop go directly to fund important new research on the reserve.

Facilities: Bar, Gym, Internet Access, Kiddies Club, Library, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Spa
Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complementary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Heated Towel Rails, Internet, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

In a Motse Suite 2 children under the age of 12 are free when sharing with parents. For children over 12 a Family Suite must be booked, or an additional Suite is required. Please indicate your flight choice as an extra on the booking form, if applicable.;