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.
Bruce Backhouse at Tswalu Kalahari
Landscape artist Bruce Backhouse described his experience of being an artist in residence at Tswalu Kalahari as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity. It was a chance to paint for days on end without interruption. ‘For an artist, the most amazing gift is to have big chunks of concentrated time. This is what artists thrive on,’ explained Bruce.
Aardvarks are strange animals. They look like a bizarre hybrid between a kangaroo, pig and vacuum cleaner. They are mostly active at night, smell odd, and live most of their lives in solitude.