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A morning of quiet discovery, by head field guide Marelize Conradie

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 22, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Recently, my guest and I decided to take a bush walk rather than a game drive, to focus on the smaller species and signs of the bush you can often miss on a vehicle. And the sounds and silences too. So we headed on foot to a waterhole and for the first… Continue reading

The power of one, by field guide Francois Pienaar

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 12, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
At school, the first calculation we all learned was 1 + 1 = 2, right? Pretty simple stuff. But today, I want to talk about when 1 + 1 makes one, not 2. And a very mighty one at that. When two massive individual powers come together to make something even… Continue reading

Super Mom, by private guide Mike Sutherland

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 07, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Sometimes in life, we are faced with hardship. Things don’t always go to plan and we have to rise up and be bigger than our problems. Out in the wilderness, giving up is not an option. The Southern Pride on Tswalu was facing a dilemma. Two lionesses… Continue reading

Deadly vs Deadly, by field guide Sian Green

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 15, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
We stumbled upon a close encounter while I was out on an early morning game drive with guests recently. We had set out from The Motse with the plan to track some Kalahari black-maned lions. After tracking for a couple of hours, we finally found them,… Continue reading

Meercat mums and pups

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 13, 2017 in Meerkats, 
Meerkats try, but do not often mate for life, and mating is usually reserved for the alpha male and female. When she is ready to breed, the alpha female chases away other females of 10 months and older who she sees as a threat. The pregnant female will… Continue reading

Monochrome, by field guide Kosie Lategan

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 12, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
When you remove the colour from an image, it allows one to focus on form, textures, shapes, and composition. With wildlife photography, you can use black and white to highlight the patterns of an animal’s fur or the textures of its skin, horns, etc.… Continue reading