Trip reference number: 20476

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

South Africa’S Rare Mammals In Style

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Explore the exceptional Tswalu Private Game Reserve as we go in search of some of Africa’s rarest mammals with our own private vehicles and dedicated expert guides.

In a world in which many wildlife species once considered almost mythical are now easily seen, it is hard to find new frontiers, exclusive destinations which offer a truly unique view of the wild and its inhabitants. We are delighted to have found just such a place at Tswalu Private Game Reserve.

South Africa's largest private game reserve, and home to the exceptional five-room Tarkuni Lodge, Tswalu is famed as one of the best sites in Africa for encountering rare and sought-after mammals including ground pangolin, meerkat, brown hyena, aardwolf, aardvark, Cape fox, African wild dog, desert black rhino and Hartmann's mountain zebra. It is also home to many of the continent's most beloved animals including cheetah, leopard, lion, honey badger and spotted hyena, and the host of antelopes and smaller mammals on which they prey.

With private vehicles and dedicated guides at our disposal, we have the run of this exceptional place and can search for its wildlife by day and night. When we discover a pride of lions, a coalition of cheetah brothers, a feeding aardvark or a black rhino mother with her calf, there will be no other vehicles for countless miles. In this extraordinary place we are alone with the wildlife.

If you are interested in a trip dedicated to photographing these rare mammals, we also offer our South African Rare Mammals Photo Safari with wildlife photographer Bret Charman.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Fly to Tswalu Private Game Reserve
  3. Days 3-8: Explore Tswalu Private Game Reserve
  4. Day 9: Return flight back to Johannesburg & departure
  5. Day 10: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jun to Aug
  • Group size: 9
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £9,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £8,995 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 7 nights at Tarkuni Lodge
    • Meals in South Africa
    • Transfers
    • Guided excursions
    • Use of private vehicles
    • Services of tour leader and local guide(s)
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive
    • Photography


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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