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.
Tswalu’s abundant butterflies
It is extraordinary to think that 77 butterfly species have been identified at Tswalu, a semi-arid zone that receives on average less than 400 millimeters of rain annually.
Clever Kalahari tree skinks
The Kalahari tree skink is a tree-dwelling lizard commonly found on a camel thorn or shepherd’s tree, especially common if the tree contains a sociable weaver colony.