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Observing wildlife through camera traps,by Dylan Smith

by Tammy Hanton on May 02, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
Once in a while, trap cameras turn up really remarkable sightings – like this female leopard and cubCamera traps, if thoughtfully used, are a wonderful way to unobtrusively observe what is happening in the world around us. Data collected from camera… Continue reading

Marnus Scholly appointed Executive Chef at Tswalu

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 30, 2019 in News, Oppenheimers, Tswalu Lifestyle, 
Last week we made the exciting announcement that Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will be opening a restaurant on Tswalu, called KLEIN JAN. Now we introduce you to the man he has appointed Executive Chef at Tswalu, Marnus Scholly, who has worked in… Continue reading

South African Michelin-star chef to design Tswalu’s dining experience

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 23, 2019 in News, Oppenheimers, 
Born and raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires and the open skies of his beloved South Africa. A global partnership with the Oppenheimer… Continue reading

Cheetahs: populations, threats and conservation, by Dylan Smith

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 28, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
A cheetah and its cubs lying on a termite mound is a classic sight in Africa, as many safari goers and conservationists will attest to. There is, however, a side to the tale of the cheetah that many are not aware of when as they gaze in wonder at and… Continue reading

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