LOAPI TENTED CAMP is opening in July and is offering a launch offer: stay 4, pay 3 this is valid for July, August, September 2023.
Tswalu Kalahari is a privately owned game reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa. It is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 111,000 hectares.
Backed by the foothills of the Korannaberg mountains Loapi is set to become Africa’s top luxury tented safari camp when it officially opens on 1 July 2023. Offering a true wilderness experience that is both private and exclusive, the camp’s six private safari homes under canvas are positioned to make the most unimpeded views south across the reserve’s characteristic and savannah. With at least 100 meters between each residence, guests are assured of solitude and seclusion with a dedicated butler and chef to take care of everything. As with all the camps, a private safari vehicle, guide and tracker is guaranteed.
The camp has been designed to be environmentally sensitive, with a modular design, combining glass and steel. Uncluttered, sculptural interiors, enriched by nature’s colours, forms and shapes optimise the sense of space and evoke the carefree nomadic spirit of camping.
The tents can accommodate two or four guests for the ultimate private wilderness experience. The 4 one-bedroom homes and 2 two-bedroom homes, spanning over 300 square metres are for those desiring complete privacy on safari.
Designed with a contemporary style in mind the living and dining areas form the heart of each home together with the kitchen and fully stocked pantry and bar. Deep, shaded decks feature day beds for relaxation, an environmentally friendly plunge pool and a fire pit for sundowners and early morning coffee.
Dining is rooted in local heritage and cultural diversity and become an integral part of the sustainability journey, with every recipe the chefs are continually adding to the culinary story of the southern Kalahari and the Northern Cape. Whether out on a game drive, tucking into a picnic lunch or enjoying a barbecue dinner in the dunes, food is sourced from dedicated, passionate farmers, artisans, makers, and producers of all things edible from goat’s milk cheeses and nutritious, organic grains to camel milk and pasture-reared beef and lamb.
There is a diverse range of wildlife which is protected in South Africa’s largest private game reserve, including many rare and critically endangered species and five of the most elusive species in Africa. There are 85 mammals and 264 bird species at Tswalu, and many reptiles, insects, and butterflies. In the winter months Oryx, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and ostrich can be seen and the in the foothills of the Korannaberg you may encounter leopard, the rare Hartmann’s Mountain zebra, reedbuck, and klipspringer.
From interpretative game drives to birding, tracking, nature walks and horse riding, there are many opportunities to discover the Kalahari ecosystem’s unique characteristics and marvel at nature’s tenacity and unquestionable beauty in this remote, under-explored part of South Africa. Unlike most private reserves in South Africa, there are no other camps or safari vehicles on the property. Guests therefore have the luxury of unlimited time at wildlife sightings and do not have to share these precious moments with anyone.
With conservation and biodiversity at its core this camp offers privileged access to one of South Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas.