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CELEBRATING TSWALU’S LIVING HERITAGE

Heritage Day is an opportunity for the greater Tswalu community to acknowledge our shared, living heritage and our responsibility towards conserving one of southern Africa’s most enigmatic wilderness areas for future generations.

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.

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.

RICHARD SATEKGE’S 20-YEAR JOURNEY WITH TSWALU

Conservator Richard Satekge has witnessed the steady rehabilitation of Tswalu through the removal of old farming infrastructure and the restoration of natural habitat.

TSWALU, A DESTINATION SAFARI

Did you know that Tswalu is one of Africa’s largest intact arid savannahs? Here are 10 facts about Tswalu, a wonderfully remote yet easily accessible safari destination.

VALUE OF MICROCLIMATES IN THE KALAHARI

If plants and animals can find small areas in their environment that provide shelter from harsh radiation, there is hope that they may cope when climate is not in their favour.

TRAVEL, CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONSERVATION

How tourism can help rather than hinder our efforts to preserve the natural world.

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