Helicopter excursions at Tswalu
Fancy a gourmet picnic in a spot inaccessible by foot or vehicle?
One of the most exciting activities which guests can book at Tswalu is a helicopter excursion. Take a trip to a nearby point of interest or historical landmark, indulge in a mountain top picnic or book a conservation educational.
Based at Tswalu, our Agusta Westland 119 is a versatile single-engine helicopter ideally suited to VIP transport with the capacity to carry five passengers plus the pilot.
Our 35-minute conservation educational with a member of our conservation team will show you how Tswalu has become an important contributor to species conservation and is now recognised as a valuable reservoir of genetic diversity and an important research site for understanding the conservation management of endangered species.
Enjoy a scrumptious picnic on a peak of the Korannaberg and relish the uninterrupted views of the southern Kalahari. You will be one of the first people to set foot on this remote, inaccessible location!
You can also book a 45-minute helicopter transfer to Upington International Airport, the closest international airport to Tswalu, for seamless access to domestic flights or cross boarder safari itineraries.
The habitats of Tswalu
Broadly speaking, Tswalu includes five major habitats that have arisen primarily around the Korannaberg Mountains as a result of the windblown sands that comprise the Kalahari as we know it today.
Bedtime stories for Tswalu guests
Every night at Tswalu when guests retire to their suites, they will find a ‘good night’ box with a treat from The Motse kitchen and a printed folklore story to read before they turn in.