Waterwiel Lodge

19 Voortrekker St, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, Northern Cape, 8870, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

Down memory lane

A travel blog entry by karliengossross


... in Kathu and had been friend since then...we do not see them very often, but when we do, we left off where we stopped before. It is great to catch up with them.

We feel like “the" lost son returning home”. Anton and Helena were in Kimberly for a seminar and met us at a church in Kuruman – we drove gravel roads opened lots of gates and eventually arrived at their farm. ...

Greetings from the worlds biggest sandpit!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey_marris

... to try and habituate Crumble to two people being present at the group so that they will be able to use Ewoks as an experimental group. Whilst initially he started off pretty bad with the group hardly leaving the burrow in the morning, he has improved soo much it is amazing! I was there yesterday and he was really comfortable with two of us there and is just such a lovely meerkat – soo cute!

Recently in the Kalahari aardvarks are out in force! It ...


A travel blog entry by lyndsey_marris

... until the meerkats wake up! The best start to any day.

There are many snakes out here in the southern Kalahari. Mainly Puff Adders and Cape Cobras. Periodically you see them in the field – well, puff adders at any rate. The meerkats will often mob them as if to laugh in their face. Whilst puff adders are a threat they are mainly harmless and fun to watch when being mobbed. Cobras on the other hand pose a greater danger. The only time ...

The Great Chill and Christmas II

A travel blog entry by lyndsey_marris


... the adults were not interested and would run away from the box. Over the past few months I have been going there regularly and have been making a real effort to get them use to hands, and if possible get them on to egg and water. They have improved dramatically, and are now at the stage where you can weigh almost all of them, not easily, but most will sit in the weights box and consent to be weighed, and weight sequences are up to over 80% - better than it has been for months! ...

Horseback at Tswalu

A travel blog entry by zolab


... and saw giraffe, kudu, steenbuck, and a beautiful black sable running right in front of us. We also saw two old Cape buffaloes, but did not get too close because they could charge us. We had to watch out for aardvark holes, which can look small but actually be big tunnels. One time Jason, our guide, fell into a hole on his horse and it was up to his horse's saddle. On the way back, we saw two giant male ...


This hotel, located on 19 Voortrekker St, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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