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Our Stories

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.

UNDERSTANDING ROCK ENGRAVINGS

Klipbak, Steenkamp and Picnic Valley are just a few of the documented rock engraving sites at Tswalu. Rock engravings are usually associated with water, such as natural springs and depressions in the rock where water collects.

OBSERVING NATURE AT TSWALU

In an unusual year for tourism, characterised by travel bans and fewer guests, wildlife photography became field guide Barry Peiser’s focus while living and working on the reserve during SA's lockdown.

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

Photographer Marcus Westberg writes about our role in the natural world and the value of human intervention in nature, such as wildlife conservation management, so that wild places and creatures can be protected.

THE PAST AND FUTURE OF FOOD AT KLEIN JAN

At Restaurant Klein JAN, head chef Etienne Wessels is telling the culinary story of the Kalahari with a modern, multi-course menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients.

SAFARI IN THE SOUTHERN KALAHARI

The southern Kalahari’s wildlife diversity astounded Shirley Sword, a Tswalu guest who appreciated the time and space to track and observe so many unusual animals.

MAKING PHOTOS FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Photographer and explorer Thomas Peschak explains what goes into producing images for National Geographic that also highlight conservation issues, like climate change.

THE HYENAS THAT CALL TSWALU HOME

Did you know that Tswalu is home to three hyena species? The aardwolf, brown hyena and spotted hyena all play an important role in the health of the Kalahari ecosystem.

MEET TSWALU’S FIRST SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

As a fellow member of The Long Run, Tswalu is working towards improving its sustainability goals with the help of a full-time sustainability officer, Prince Ngomane.

COMING HOME TO TSWALU

Research by Dr Bryan Maritz into reptile ecology aims to understand which species occur at Tswalu and how those different species interact with their environment.

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