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The Motse closed for renovations until June 2019

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 22, 2019 in News, The Motse, 
Tswalu Kalahari is excited to announce that its main camp, The Motse, is closed until 16 June 2019 to implement an extensive renovation programme. This comprehensive project will deliver a new world of luxury, privacy, and exclusivity to the reserve’s… Continue reading

All about aardvark, by Dylan Smith

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 17, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a fascinating animal. The only one of its kind, its genus name derives from Greek and means “digging/burrowing footed” while the specific epithet means “from Africa”. A very apt name for this species which is… Continue reading

Sparrow weaver chicks! by Anthony Brown

by Tswalu Kalahari on February 28, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
It’s been an exciting field season so far at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve for the Sparrow Weaver Project team, with a wave of new chicks arriving in our study population. Since the start of the field season in October, we have found around 82 clutches and… Continue reading

The lions of Tswalu, by Dylan Smith

by Tammy Hanton on February 24, 2019 in News, Wildlife, 
The core and stable units of a lion pride are the adult lionesses and they are usually all related to each other. Pride females help with hunting, defending the territory and raising the young. Although pride size may vary considerably (up to 40 individuals… Continue reading

The cobra, by Dylan Smith, Head of Dedeben Research Centre

by Tswalu Kalahari on February 17, 2019 in News, Wildlife, 
These beautiful snakes (Naja nivea) have a wide distribution in the drier areas of southern Africa and are even found occasionally within the Greater Cape Town area. A cobra that feels threatened raises the classic hood that makes it instantly recognisable.… Continue reading

World Pangolin Day: A tribute to pangolin

by Tswalu Kalahari on February 16, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
A pangolin is a prehistoric-looking mammal with large keratin scales covering its skin. It uses its well-developed sense of smell to find insects. It’s a nocturnal animal, which makes spotting it on a game drive during daylight, extremely difficult,… Continue reading