Must Do’s While Staying at a Game Lodge in South Africa

Hi everyone, Candice here… Next year I’m heading back to South Africa and couldn’t be more excited.  Ever since my first trip in 2010, I’ve been dying to get back.  One of the things I’m most excited for is visiting Tswala Kalahari Lodge.  It sits on the largest privately owned reserve in South Africa and is home to a diverse range of wildlife.  I’m most looking forward to checking out the local meerkat of my “must sees” of Africa wildlife.  In addition to the amazing surrounds, Tswala Kalahari is also a Relais and Chateau property, so the food and wine experience is going to be amazing.  Check out their list of “must dos” while staying at the Lodge.  I’ll be sure to check each one off my list and report back…It’s hard work but somebody has to do it!

Tswalu Kalahari Lodge - South Africa

  • Sleep in one morning and indulge in a champagne breakfast in bed
  • Take an early morning game drive and don’t rush back for breakfast. Request a delicious gourmet picnic – breakfast in the bush is a memory to savour
  • Bond with the meerkats before they go foraging for the day
  • Spend the morning tracking the Desert Black rhino with arguably the best trackers in Africa
  • Witness the sheer size and power of the Kalahari black maned lion – and enjoy the playful innocence of their cubs
  • Enjoy an early evening safari tracking the elusive Aardvark and Pangolin – probably one of the best places in the world to view these rare animals
  • Get up close to the animals on horseback, and experience nature at its best
  • Sleep out under the stars – just you and the expanse of the Kalahari …star gazing was never like this
  • Be pampered in the spa – from a massage to a facial – because you deserve it
  • Indulge in a 5 course menu prepared by executive chef, Justin Pillay, paired with South Africa’s finest wines and served in the privacy of your own deck overlooking the bushveld
  • Take a trip to the wine cellar and let the wine director assist in choosing something perfect for your palate
  • Visit the community health centre, children’s school, and adult learning centre
  • Sip a sun-downer cocktail on the dunes, and experience the real Africa
  • See the immense benefit of the Tswalu Foundation in action – talk to the researchers about their studies
  • Wonder at the rock art… recent archaeological research at Tswalu suggests that some of the Bushmen carvings may be up to 380,000 years old,  which would make them some of the oldest art on Earth