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Tswalu Kalahari introduces unique Truffle Safari

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 15, 2011 in News, 
Tswalu Kalahari is offering an exciting and innovative package for foodies and adventure lovers who would like to search for the elusive desert gold – the Kalahari Truffle (formerly Terfezia pfeilii, now known as Kalaharituber pfeilii). Called… Continue reading

Spotted genet

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 15, 2011 in Wildlife, 
The pic of the day was taken by Head Field Guide, Marco Tonoli, who says: “One of the great things about the Kalahari is the activity on night drives. Recently we came across a small spotted genet that spent about 20 minutes climbing up and down a… Continue reading

Road trip to Makutsi

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 10, 2011 in News, Wildlife, 
On March 8, Gus van Dyk, Tswalu’s Conservation Director, and Wild Life Manager Dylan Smith set off from Tswalu to Makutsi in Dullstroom to collect two cheetahs for the reserve. Here is an interesting account of their trip, recorded by Gus. Mar… Continue reading

Black rhinos in the rain

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 08, 2011 in Wildlife, 
Field Guide Richard’s pic of these three black rhino in the kalk pan area, is proof that the rhino are flourishing at Tswalu! Continue reading

Meercat pups

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 07, 2011 in Meerkats, 
For some time now we have been viewing a fairly habituated group of meerkats near one of the prominent dunes called Jaco’s dune. One can expect meerkat colonies to utilise a number of various burrow systems in their territory, and so it is important… Continue reading


by Tswalu Kalahari on March 04, 2011 in Wildlife, 
Tswalu is probably the best place on earth to view aardvark which is rarely seen elsewhere. This incredible photograph of an aardvark was taken by our Head Field Guide Marco who says:Â With all the rain, insect life is abundant on the reserve, so night… Continue reading