Loapi Tented Camp features six private and secluded luxury tented safari homes that enjoy elevated, unobstructed views stretching southward across the grassy plains of Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve. Each tent operates like a micro safari camp and has a dedicated on-site butler, private chef, private safari vehicle and personal safari guide and tracker.

  • Six individual exclusive-use luxury safari tent homes

  • Each home spaced at least 100 metres (330 feet) apart for privacy and seclusion

  • No communal or shared guest areas or services

  • Dedicated on-site butler and private chef for each tent

  • Private safari vehicle, guide and tracker for each tent

  • Plenty of private shaded outdoor space for game viewing

  • Outdoor daybeds for relaxation

  • In-room spa treatments

  • Private plunge pool

  • Private firepit

  • Full bar, including a collection of South African wines

  • Fully equipped interactive kitchen

  • Private study with WiFi

Named after the Setswana term meaning 'the space below the clouds', Loapi Tented Camp offers guests complete privacy. Each tented home is tended to by a private butler and a private chef. Additionally, guests have access to a private safari vehicle, guide and tracker, which gives them the freedom to set their own agenda, whether it's tracking elusive nocturnal species, exploring nearby pans frequented by resident lion prides or having a picnic breakfast on Bushman Hill, where sightings of Hartmann's mountain zebra and kudu are common.

Exclusive-use luxury safari tent homes

Loapi Tented Camp's six exclusive-use luxury safari tent homes, spaced at least 100 metres (330 feet) apart for privacy and seclusion, are located in Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in the Bruwer Valley. Each individual tent operates like a micro safari camp with its own dedicated on-site butler, private chef, private safari vehicle and personal safari guide and tracker.

    There are four spacious one-bedroom tents, each spanning 303 square metres (3260 square feet) and two two-bedroom tents, each spanning 433 square metres (4660 square feet), all of which are elevated and enjoy endless views to the south across the Kalahari plains towards distant hills in the valley beyond.

    Each tent's spacious bedroom suite has an indoor and outdoor shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a full bar, a private study with WiFi, a great deal of shaded outdoor space, outdoor daybeds, a private plunge pool and a firepit.

    The game-viewing experience

    At Loapi Tented Camp, each tent has a dedicated safari vehicle, guide and tracker, so the guest sets the game-viewing agenda. Explore Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve's diverse habitats in search of over 80 species, which include the black-maned Kalahari lion, the desert black rhino and other wildlife such as cheetah, giraffe, greater kudu, eland and oryx.

    Head out on a night drive in search of Tswalu's nocturnal treasures which include the famous Shy Five (brown hyena, aardwolf, aardvark, bat-eared fox and the critically endangered ground pangolin) or go on a guided nature walk.

    Other activities include photographic safaris, the meerkat experience, a hike to see age-old rock engravings and horseback riding safaris.

    Getting there

    By air - Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve operates daily scheduled flights from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg (90-minute flight) and Cape Town International Airport (two-hour flight) direct to Tswalu's airstrip.

    By road - It takes about seven hours to reach Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve from Johannesburg by car. The recommended route from Kimberley is approximately 375km and from Upington, the recommended route is approximately 350km, including 10km on gravel roads.

    Our take on Loapi Tented Camp

    Loapi Tent Camp embodies the carefree, nomadic essence of camping, offering an authentic wilderness experience that is both secluded and exclusive. Situated in the picturesque Bruwer Valley, the camp's six private tented safari homes offer elevated, unobstructed views over the grassy plains to the distant hills in the valley below.

    • Luxury full-board accommodation
    • All meals, including a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to bush picnics
    • Dinner at Klein JAN restaurant based on a minimum of a two-night stay (children over the age of 12 are welcome / childminding will be arranged for younger children)
    • All beverages and a full selection from Tswalu's award-winning wine list
    • In-suite tea- and coffee-making facilities
    • Private bar and gourmet pantry
    • Laundry and valet services
    • WiFi and national telephone calls
    • Childminding services
    • Private game-viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker
    • Night drives
    • Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
    • Habituated meerkats experience
    • Horseback riding
    • Birdwatching
    • Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa
    • A visit to Tswalu's community clinic and preschool
    • A visit and/or introduction to The Tswalu Foundation research projects
    • Involvement in wildlife project work, when available
    • Travel to and from Tswalu
    • Gift shop purchases
    • Malori sleep-out deck
    • Spa treatments
    • Tswalu Foundation donations
    • Gratuities
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