Culture and community stories
FINDING PETROGLYPHS ON BUSHMAN HILL
Climbing Bushman Hill has many unexpected rewards, as travel writer Jane Broughton discovered on a winter’s day packed with petroglyphs, up-close kudu and Hartmann's mountain zebra sightings and a surprise element or two.
BRINGING SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT HOME
Waste management bins, made from old, discarded farm infrastructure, are making recycling in Tswalu’s staff villages easier for all, while teaching young and old the importance of becoming more conscious consumers.
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.
TSWALU KALAHARI RELEASES ITS FIRST IMPACT STATEMENT
Tswalu recently released its first impact statement, a tool developed with The Long Run to calculate the cost of operating sustainably while also measuring the positive impact on local communities and the environment.
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.
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.
STARS ARE SMALL, DARK THINGS
For the San people, stars were sites of cultural meaning in both the earth-bound world and in the sky. Pippa Skotnes explains the value of the stars to the San.
PEOPLE WERE ONCE SPRINGBOKS
Gordon Cumming described how he stood on the fore chest of his wagon, watching the springboks pass like the flood of some great river, with nothing but springboks as far as the eye could see.
IN THE KITCHEN: SPRINGBOK, SAMP AND BEANS
In this delicious dish, springbok loin is teamed with an African staple, samp and beans, bringing together South Africa’s rich culinary heritage but with a modern twist.