Tswalu Kalahari Reserve features among world’s best resorts

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve has been included for the first time in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, placing 12th in the Best Resorts in South Africa category for 2023.

Being voted onto this prestigious list reflects Tswalu’s continued commitment toward regenerative conservation supported by nature-based tourism in one of the most remote destinations in South Africa, the southern Kalahari.

By voting for Tswalu, guests have graciously acknowledged Tswalu’s ongoing efforts to provide an exclusive wilderness experience in three sustainably run luxury safari camps spread across 114 000 hectares (280 000 acres). These represent the lowest guest footprint in a private reserve in South Africa, an experience further enhanced by the guarantee of a private vehicle, guide and tracker with every booking.

“Being acknowledged among our incredible industry colleagues is, in itself, an incredible accolade. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve showcases the richness and diversity of what South Africa offers as a wildlife destination and is driven by two ambitions: to create an inspirational experience for our guests, and a conservation vision to restore the Kalahari to itself. With every guest contributing directly to the sustainability of the reserve in a true model of ecotourism, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each and every person who voted for us and for being such an integral part of our journey of restoration,” says Russel Binks, head of Marketing, PR and Sales for Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.

In announcing all the winners, Condé Nast revealed that more than 520 000 Traveller readers shared first-hand travel knowledge by rating their best travel experiences of the top hotels, cruises, countries, cities, resorts, trains, airlines, airports, spas, islands, luggage, villas and tour operators across the globe. Now in its 36th year, the Readers’ Choice Awards, with their unparalleled legacy as the travel industry’s longest running and most prestigious accolades, remain the ultimate symbol and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector, highlighting destinations that have made an impact on their discerning audience.

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