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.
Boomslang – predator and prey
Boomslang (tree snake), like the one in the image, and cobras are regularly sighted at Tswalu winding their way through the massive nests of sociable weavers.
World Pangolin Day
On World Pangolin Day we are reminded that all species of pangolin are threatened by illegal trade, which persists and is escalating.