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About Tswalu Loapi Tented Camp

In the heart of the Kalahari Desert lies Tswalu Kalahari Reserve's Loapi Tented Camp, which embodies the spirit of pioneering luxury and nomadic adventure. Six exclusive glamping homes, designed for ultimate privacy, blend seamlessly into the natural landscape of open savannah grasslands. The sustainable, environmentally sensitive design places each tented home within the contours of a valley between the Korannaberg mountains. Ranging from 303 to 433 square meters, these homes provide a cocoon-like sanctuary under canvas, offering a unique connection to nature with exceptional comfort and insulation from the Kalahari's extremes.

Personalised service is a huge drawcard, with dedicated house managers, private chefs, and a guarantee of a private safari vehicle, guide, and tracker for each home. Contemporary glass and steel pavilions form the heart of each living space, featuring fully equipped kitchens, environmentally friendly plunge pools, fire pits, and shaded decks for relaxation. The name "Loapi" signifies 'the space below the clouds' in Setswana, reflecting the magical experience of this exclusive retreat.

Tswalu Loapi Tented Camp Setting

Situated in the Northern Cape of South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve spans a vast segment of the Kalahari Desert, encompassing arid to semi-arid sandy expanses. This region, part of the Kalahari Basin, holds immense ecological significance, covering 2.5 million square kilometres across Southern Africa. The reserve is committed to sustainable tourism, embodying the Setswana concept of 'tswalu,' meaning 'a new beginning.' Tswalu Kalahari Reserve not only offers a remarkable safari experience but also plays a crucial role in conserving the unique and endemic fauna and flora of the Kalahari.

Key species in the area include meerkats, contributing to unforgettable meerkat encounters offered as part of the diverse range of safari activities. Guests can also enjoy tailor-made game drives, guided bush walks, horseback safaris, stargazing, spa treatments, and a junior rangers programme. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve invites you to embark on a safari journey, promising an inspiring and memorable experience while contributing to the conservation of the Kalahari's natural treasures.

What's included

  • All meals and dining experiences (including dinner at Klein JAN Restaurant)
  • All beverages
  • Private game drives
  • All featured safari and conservation activities
  • In-suite bar and pantry
  • WiFi access
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Child minding services

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Loapi Tented camp child-friendly?

  • Should I be concerned about malaria?

Reviews

  • Exceptional

    My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Tswalu's Loapi tented camp, which is truly a magnificent experience unlike any other camp in Africa. You are not obligated to interact with other safari-goers, and you only see the support team of guide, tracker, butler, and chef. You can plan your own experience, including your schedule for drives and walks. Tswalu is an exceptional place.

    Conservio.com review

    L. Taylor

  • A unique experience

    Such a unique and pleasant experience. Saving this place is critical and the owners have made this available to the greater community. Awesome sightings.Food was amazing, the chef continuously did wonders.

    Conservio.com review

    R. Gomar

Tswalu Loapi Tented Camp impact highlights

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is dedicated to preserving and restoring the natural diversity of the Kalahari and promoting its cultural and historical heritage through sustainable ecotourism. As a member of The Long Run, endorsed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is committed to balancing Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce – the 4 Cs of sustainability. The reserve aims to achieve this goal by practicing low-volume, high-impact, nature-based travel. Contributions towards conservation efforts help provide community services, and healthcare, and support environmental research projects through the Tswalu Foundation, with a focus on restoring and safeguarding biodiversity. The ultimate objective of the reserve is to leave the world in a better state than it was before.

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