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Tracker Academy at Tswalu

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 19, 2018 in News, 
In 2017, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve partnered with Tracker Academy to establish a training campus on Tswalu. The focus of the Tswalu training base is to enable the Khomani San (Bushmen) and local communities of the Northern Cape (including Botswana and Namibia)… Continue reading

Brown hyena, by field guide Kallie Otimile

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 13, 2018 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
The Kalahari is well-known for its hot, dry climate and, here at Tswalu, the brown hyena has adapted itself well to the conditions. Although these animals are seen with other hyenas at large food sources, they are quite solitary scavengers. Quieter in… Continue reading

Scorpions of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 08, 2018 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
Scorpions form an important part in maintaining a functional and healthy ecosystem, yet very little is known about their ecology. During a previous survey, a total of nine species of scorpion were recorded on Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. The aim of this project… Continue reading

Roan, by field guide Kallie Otimile

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 25, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
A common sight whilst on safari at Tswalu, is an endangered antelope called the roan antelope. Its scientific name, Hippotragus equinus, translates to “horse-like horned horse,” and roan refers to the strawberry-like tint of its reddish-brown coat.… Continue reading

Unique sighting, by field guide Nelson Siboza

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 23, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
For the last few days, instead of hunting or patrolling territories, the two most dominant cheetah males at Tswalu have been fighting each other over a female on heat. The sight of both males trying to mate at the same time was not only interesting but… Continue reading

Rain reptile of the Kalahari, by field guide Juan Venter

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 18, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
As we moved into the rainy season, a reptile known as a Ground agama became a common sight. Not only are these little creatures beautiful, but they also signify hope amongst the locals of the Kalahari. Stories are told about how they run around on the… Continue reading