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We invite you to find inspiration and learn more about Tswalu through our stories, or blog posts, written by members of our community as well as guest contributors. Browse by category to read about our luxury camps, guest experiences, scientific research projects, sustainability journey, culinary heritage, conservation successes and much, much more.

Making photos for National Geographic

The photographer, Thomas Peschak, takes us behind the lens to reveal the creativity, patience, time and luck that went into these once-in-a-lifetime shots.

The hyenas that call Tswalu home

Neither dog nor cat, there are three species of the hyena family found in Southern Africa, namely the aardwolf, brown hyena and spotted hyena. All three occur in the Kalahari and have made Tswalu their home.

Meet Tswalu’s first sustainability officer

Sustainability and conservation - Prince Ngomane is tracking Tswalu Kalahari's sustainability journey in real time.

Coming home to Tswalu

Anthony West, a regular guest with his wife, Sue, saw his first black rhino on his first safari to Tswalu. Before that, the black rhino was a creature that existed only in his imagination.

Reptile diversity at Tswalu

Research aimed at understanding which species of reptiles occur at Tswalu, how they interact with their environment, and, how changes to the environment impact their populations.

Richard Satekge’s 20-year journey with Tswalu

Knowing that he has played a role in restoring the historic biodiversity of a vast swathe of the southern Kalahari has been gratifying. “I helped Tswalu to become what it is now,” he says proudly.

Tswalu, a destination safari

Whether you have experienced Tswalu’s dramatic landscapes or are yet to embark on that long-awaited safari to the southern Kalahari, we know that some of the facts we take for granted about this remote destination still come as a surprise to many of our guests.

Stars are small dark things

As you watch the sun sink into the Kalahari sands, turn to face the east as the shadow of the earth bleeds into the flushed sky, and the first stars appear.

Tracking a pangolin pup

Tagging a pangolin pup was a first for Tswalu Kalahari and the research team anxiously waited to see when the youngster would head off on its own.