The Motse

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Part of the South Africa Safari & African Safari Collection

The Motse is nestled 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 eight 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.

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.

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per person

14 days

The Motse Details

Activities offered at the lodge

Game drives (day)
Game walks
Horse-back game viewing
Private guide, vehicle and tracker


Dining/Communal Area
Fitness Center
Free High-Speed Internet
Kids Activities
Swimming Pool
Tea and coffee facilities
Laundry and valet services
Walk-in wine cellar
Gift Shop

Included in your stay

Meals: All meals
Drinks: Most drinks (excludes certain spirits and wines)
Activities: 2 safari activities per day

The Motse Map

The Motse's location in South Africa on Google Maps