The Malori meaning ‘dreamer’ in Tswana, offers guests the unique experience of a safari sleepout with nothing between you and the brilliant stars of the Kalahari night sky. Tswalu Kalahari’s newly launched sleepout deck is set on a magnificent 100,000ha five star private game reserve.
The Malori deck boasts a raised platform with a thatched overhang for protection should it rain. Guests can choose to sleep under the thatch or further along the deck where it is completely open. The quaint bush suite also has weather-proof blinds which can be rolled up or down according to preference. There is no compromise on luxury. The king-size bed is dressed with exquisite Aldona linen. Luxury towelling robes and slippers are provided and an adjacent outdoor toilet, basin and shower are just a short distance away along a lighted walkway. A simple fold-up table and camping chairs and a cushioned couch complete the barefoot luxury.
The Malori deck is built to maximise the exquisite surroundings and has panoramic views of the vast plains of the Green Kalahari. It is orientated to showcase the incomparable Kalahari sunsets. Guests are escorted to the sleepout by a guide on a game vehicle from either The Motse or Tarkuni Private Villa . On arrival, the guide sets up drinks and snacks and while the guests are enjoying the spectacular views over their sundowners, the chef prepares dinner.
Dinner is a relaxed meal prepared in front of the guests, followed by dessert. Guests are then left to enjoy a cheese and biscuit platter and a night cap, before retiring in privacy to enjoy their own Kalahari sleepout experience! Wake at sunrise to birdsong and the sounds of the early morning in the Kalahari. Your guide will bring your tea and coffee tray and set up a delicious continental breakfast on the deck. Or you can choose to take a horse ride, walking trail or game drive back to the main camp, stopping for a picnic breakfast along the way.
Tswalu also provide children’s camping beds, so the whole family can enjoy an exhilarating Kalahari sleepout under the stars. This unique experience is offered to guests of Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve.
Experience the barefoot luxury of South Africa’s largest private game reserve in the exquisite malaria-free “Green Kalahari” region. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, this vast and magical landscape is the ancestral home of the San people and conservation is its first priority. Nicky Oppenheimer’s vision is simply to “restore the Kalahari to itself”.
With the focus on conversation tourism, Tswalu is able to offer superlative game and sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including the desert black rhino, black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats, cheetah, rare antelope, and the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine. Catering for just 30 guests in two luxury lodges, the emphasis is on privacy, flexibility and exclusivity, and safari experiences, including game drives, bush walks and horseback safaris, are tailored to suit guests. Families are welcome and children will revel in the special children’s programme with bush walks, picnics and tracking lessons. To book visit Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve