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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.

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.

DINING SUSTAINABLY AT RESTAURANT KLEIN JAN

Restaurant Klein JAN was recently named International Hidden Gem in the La Liste 2022 Awards, putting Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and the Northern Cape province of South Africa on the global culinary map.

IN THE KITCHEN: PLAYING WITH PISTACHIOS

The Motse's pastry chefs recently played around with new dessert ideas using these fresh, local pistachios. The result, pistachio frangipane tart, is served as a dessert with Chantilly cream.

IN THE KITCHEN: BAKING BREAD

Bread baking is taken seriously in Tswalu’s kitchens, and around 10 different types of bread are produced daily, from breakfast through to dinner. Potbrood, baked in a cast-iron pot over the coals, is a boma dinner favourite.

UPINGTON SLAGHUIS, A FAMILY AFFAIR

In the Northern Cape town of Upington is the third-generation family business, Upington Slaghuis, or butchery, which supplies the kitchens of the Motse, Tarkuni and Restaurant Klein JAN with local, ethically sourced, quality meat.

TSWALU’S SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS

Over the past year, Tswalu has sought to enhance its sustainable usage of all resources while reducing the production of waste. Overseeing the sustainability journey on the ground are our Sustainability Champions.

THE ART OF CHEESEMAKING

Cheese, like any craft worth pursuing, is a commitment, but it can be an extremely rewarding one when approached with a patient enthusiasm.

IN CONVERSATION WITH MARNUS SCHOLLY

At Tswalu, food is part of almost every experience – whether out on a game drive, having a picnic, enjoying lunch on your private veranda or dune dining under the stars.

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