Tswalu Blog Tswalu Blog


A lioness and her cub, by field guide Kyle Ansell

by Tswalu Kalahari on July 04, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
As a guide, we are gifted everyday by so many different things – from the plants, birds and mammals, to a deeper understanding of ourselves. Recently while on a morning drive, field guide Kosie Lategan, who was nearby, radioed in that he was with a… Continue reading

The late summer rains, by field guide Barry Peiser

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 30, 2018 in
As everyone is aware, without water we simply wouldn’t survive. And of late, the Kalahari has been even drier than usual. The end of the summer season is in sight and just when we thought the drought would not end, we were graced with a turn of events.… Continue reading

Kudu – The grey ghost, by field guide Kallie Otimile

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 27, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
One of the most beautiful antelope in the Kalahari is the greater kudu, also referred to as the ‘grey ghost’. This animal is found in the savannah woodlands which provides it with the necessary cover it needs while still supporting its main feeding… Continue reading

That time of the year, by field guide Juan Venter

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 20, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
An all-time favourite for guides and guests alike, this creature has scales for armour and a tongue that is almost the length of its body. It’s an odd-looking character from an ancient world, and a particularly evolved mammal for this environment. It… Continue reading

Predator interaction, by field guide Nelson Siboza

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 15, 2018 in News, Wildlife, 
The alpha female of Tswalu’s wild dog pack is heavily pregnant and the team has been keeping a close eye on her as she has been seen looking for a secure den site in expectation of the delivery of her pups. Today, tracker Ben and I came across the dogs’… Continue reading

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