Moving along!

Due to their size Elephants do not appear to move very fast. But that is an illusion. Trying to follow the Thanda breeding herd on the move requires some swift driving. Thanda guests… Continue reading

Five+

It happens quite often that Thanda guests can experience more than one of the Big Five during a single game drive. But it is a very rare treat when all five of Africa’s… Continue reading

A Tribute to the Mamas

A choir of mothers from local communities (Mamas) often performs traditional songs for the Thanda guests at boma dinners. Many Thanda guests have experienced the Mamas’ beautiful song and dance. This is a… Continue reading

We have done it again …

Thanda Private Game Reserve is once again extremely proud and honoured to have been voted ‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ and ‘South Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ by the World Travel Awards™. Voted for by… Continue reading

Sunlight!

This Thanda Leopard was enjoying the warming afternoon sun on a cool winter day. Leopards are very shy cats which usually do not like to be seen during the day. But this beautiful… Continue reading

12:36 – A new Giraffe is born!

Thanda’s youngest Giraffe calf was born today at precisely 12:36. Members of the Thanda Wildlife Team observed the birth of the young boy and stayed with him and his mum until he was… Continue reading

Dad on Safari – what a father’s day gift!

Spoil Dad! Spend 2 nights or more during June and July 2015 and receive a 20% discount. http://www.thanda.com/info/specials.htm  

Majestic!

Richard S., a Thanda guest, sent us this picture and wrote about his South Africa experience: “We really enjoyed our stay in your country and we are already planning a re-visit soon. This… Continue reading

African Sun

What a place to enjoy the most beautiful winter sunsets under the African sky!   Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve Never… Continue reading

Three leopards – one kill!

 My favorite image from this sighting When Pieter, Thanda’s Head Guide, followed the call of the small Black-backed Jackal it led him and his Thanda guests to an incredible sighting (also see yesterday’s blog… Continue reading