Overview of Tarkuni Lodge

Built on the largest private game reserve in South Africa, within the vast Kalahari ecosystem, Tarkuni Lodge is an exclusive-use villa that offers small groups and families a tailor-made desert and wilderness experience. The private homestead has a dedicated staff, and you and your family have the luxury of designing your own itinerary. Game drives are tailored to the group’s interests, and you can discover some of the Kalahari’s habitats and wildlife including meerkat, pangolin, aardvark, wild dog, black rhino and black-maned lions.

Flexibility in the daily schedule makes Tarkuni ideal for families, and children are welcomed with a backpack of goodies, and can enjoy fun-filled activities such as archery, spoor identification and casting, tracking game and picnics. The award-winning spa allows parents to take some well-deserved time off, and signature therapies incorporate elements of the Kalahari – think desert mineral crystals, indigenous aloe treatments, and mineral-rich red dune sand.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
07/01/2024 - 31/12/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $2,120

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Sleeps 10 in complete privacy
  • Personal guide, tracker, chef & host
  • Track desert & endangered animals like lion & rhino
  • Massive private reserve to explore
  • Horse riding, balloon safaris & nature walks
  • Archery, cooking lessons, children’s boma & babysitting
  • Spa room, library & games room
Bush dining

Bush dining

Game drives

Game drives

Horse riding

Horse riding

Picnics

Picnics

Star gazing

Star gazing

Sundowners

Sundowners

Rooms at Tarkuni Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Trakuni Lodge Bedroom

    Tarkuni Private Homestead

    The main bedroom at Tarkuni Lodge features a double bed as well as comfortable seating and study areas. You have a full en suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor showers. Slide back the room’s large glass doors and you step out onto a private balcony with exquisite Kalahari views.

    The other four bedrooms have either double or twin beds and a similar design to the main bedroom, featuring an en suite bathroom plus outdoor balcony.

    All the en suite bathrooms at Tarkuni have been refurbished and feature bathtubs as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Fluffy white towels and dressing gowns are a welcome feature and you have a range of complimentary luxury toiletries.

    There are several outside areas for guests to relax, sunbathe, read, dine and socialise. A large wooden deck, complete with sun loungers and shade umbrellas, sits around the swimming pool; guests can also make use of private dining platforms, a fire pit encircled by comfortable chairs and the outdoor barbeque station.

    General Facilities

    Tarkuni Lodge is nestled between two mountain ranges and the spacious home features an outdoor swimming pool and deck, five bedroom suites, en suite bathrooms with outdoor walk-in showers, and two plush lounges with open fireplaces. Shady verandas with daybeds and alfresco furniture ensure there is always a quiet spot to relax with a good book, and the dedicated staff – including a private chef, host and ranger – will ensure you enjoy a leisurely time in the Kalahari.

    Babysitting service

    Babysitting service

    Bar

    Bar

    Boma

    Boma

    Children's club

    Children's club

    Computer facilities

    Computer facilities

    Games room

    Games room

    Laundry service

    Laundry service

    Library

    Library

    Private balcony or deck

    Private balcony or deck

    Private chef

    Private chef

    Spa

    Spa

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    Gourmet cuisine features classic South Africa fare with an elegant and contemporary twist on traditions and flavours. Because Tarkuni has a private chef, you are able to enjoy meals at the location and time of your choosing, and there are also traditional boma barbeques under the stars, as well as private dining in scenic locations. An award-winning wine list allows you to select the perfect accompaniments for a memorable dining experience.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Ramona Cilliers

    Ramona Cilliers

    Africa Safari Expert

    One of my favourite places on earth, Tarkuni epitomizes the best of what the Kalahari has to offer. You will be treated like royalty and surely shed a heartfelt tear when you leave as family.

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    Traveller Reviews

    • JB

      Our accommodations at Tarkuni could not possibly have been better. We were the only guests at the Tarkuni lodge during our stay, which made the 4 days there really special with the dedicated staff and chef. Our children really enjoyed interacting with the chef. He was excellent and the food was delicious.

      John Buhr