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June 13, 2014 Southern Africa Bush Tails

New departure point for Tswalu guests at OR Tambo opens soon


Tswalu will soon be moving its Johannesburg departure point to Fireblade Aviation, the first 7 Star VIP aircraft facility at OR Tambo International Airport.


The facility will open in the next few months, and will offer a world class FBO service which includes:

– International and domestic arrivals and departures
– Customs and immigration
– Safe aircraft parking and /or hangarage
– Fuel facility
– Luxury lounge services – restaurant, private lounge, spa, day rooms, VIP rooms, gym
– Private meeting rooms
– VIP and crew transport
– Aircraft support services
– Operations assistance
– Charter services


What this means for our guests is that they will have full access to our private lounge when travelling to or from Tswalu, including an à la carte restaurant; luxurious relaxation lounge; private terrace; a gym and spa with shower facilities; meeting venues; a boutique; exclusive VIP relaxation venues; complimentary Wi-Fi; and complimentary transfers to and from the main terminal.

We will update you in the next few weeks with more details on the offerings ….. watch this space!

Sleep under the stars at Tswalu’s Malori sleep-out deck
Imagine sleeping in a luxury king-size bed on a raised deck in the middle of a game reserve, surrounded by the calls of nocturnal animals, with nothing between you and the brilliant stars of the Kalahari night sky!

Tswalu Kalahari’s sleep-out deck, The Malori (meaning ‘dreamer’ in Tswana), offers guests the unique experience of a safari sleep-out on a magnificent 100,000 ha 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 will introduce you to the facilities and help set up drinks and snacks and a pre-prepped dinner.

Guest are then left to begin their Kalahari sleep-out experience, with sundowners, dinner and a cheese and biscuit platter to enjoy with a night cap.

Lie in bed and count the shooting stars while you listen to the call of the wild. Wake at sunrise to birdsong and the sounds of the early morning in the Kalahari. Help yourselves to tea or coffee from the camp station before radioing your guide to fetch you for breakfast at The Malori.

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 provides children’s camping beds, so the whole family can enjoy an exhilarating Kalahari sleep-out under the stars.