On the private residence of the Oppenheimer Family, Tarkuni is now an elegant bush camp nestled between two mountain ranges in the South African portion of the Kalahari.
Recently redesigned, the camp has five luxurious suites to choose from for a maximum of ten guests. It can be booked as an exclusive-use camp or for smaller individual groups. Each suite has two twins or a king-size bed dressed in exquisite cotton linen, and en-suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower. Sliding glass doors provide stunning views of the open savannah grasslands across to the Korannaberg Mountains. The homestead has its own dedicated team including a host and private chef to ensure a completely personalized service including a private vehicle, personal field guide, and tracker.
Tarkuni is located in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve which now extends over nearly 400 square miles of the Kalahari after being restored to its natural habitat by owner Nicky Oppenheimer of the De Beers family. In truth, the Kalahari belies its desert name as it is more semi-arid grassland than true desert. Its diverse habitat supports over eighty mammals and nearly 250 bird species. Many species of antelope as well as buffalo and white rhino make their homes in the Reserve. Rarer mammals including the desert black rhino, roan, sable, Tsessebe, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, and of course the Kalahari lions known for their beautiful manes live here.