Top 5 Eco-Lodges in Southern Africa
Tswalu Kalahari features in the prime spot of Jumbari Family Safaris’ list of Southern Africa’s top eco-lodges recommended by the operators for your next family safari in Africa. “With our commitment to support only eco-conscious partners in the travel industry, each lodge on our list adheres to strict criteria to ensure that we bring you the best accommodation options for your eco-safari,” writes Jumbari.
This is what they have to say about Tswalu:
“Located in the northern reaches of South Africa, lies Tswalu Kalahari. This luxury reserve makes its way onto our list of Southern Africa’s top eco-destinations for their commitment to sustainable eco-tourism practices and the conservation of the Kalahari. The property boasts two secluded camps, The Motse and Tarkuni, which are both built from organic materials without compromising on luxury. In support of ecological research on the eco-systems of the Kalahari, The Tswalu Foundation was established to help make more informed conservation management decisions on the property. Guests staying at Tswalu have the opportunity to accompany researchers studying fauna and flora and witness conservation in progress. This eco-lodge in South Africa is an ideal location to introduce children to the principles of conservation through a variety of fun and interactive activities offered at the lodge.”
Bruce Backhouse at Tswalu Kalahari
Landscape artist Bruce Backhouse described his experience of being an artist in residence at Tswalu Kalahari as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity. It was a chance to paint for days on end without interruption. ‘For an artist, the most amazing gift is to have big chunks of concentrated time. This is what artists thrive on,’ explained Bruce.
Aardvarks are strange animals. They look like a bizarre hybrid between a kangaroo, pig and vacuum cleaner. They are mostly active at night, smell odd, and live most of their lives in solitude.