Gentle Giant Research

This week marks a particularly exciting event at Thanda Safari. In partnering with the Wild Tomorrow Fund, we were able to immobilise three carefully selected Elephants in order to attach tracking collars. Two… Continue reading

On the move!

Elephants hate cats! Whenever they encounter any large predator they get very agitated. It is a great spectacle for Thanda Safari guests to hear the trumpeting and observe the wild chases after such… Continue reading

Cuteness pure!

Cuteness pure! Cheetah cubs on Thanda Safari – more soon … Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the Thanda… Continue reading

The Ultimate Interaction

It is always very exciting to see animals interact – between different species or between specimen of the same species. It is a very rare occasion to see large mammals – like White… Continue reading

Let’s get into the car!

A stop for drinks as the sun sets is one of the most memorable safari experiences. But it can be further improved if one of the big five decides to join the party🙂… Continue reading

The rare ones!

Game drives in the mornings and evenings are a great way to experience the South African fauna and flora. Guests come from all over the world to see the Big Five, Giraffes, Zebras,… Continue reading

Drinks at the Lodge!

What a beautiful morning at the Thanda Safari Lodge! Due to the dry conditions a lot of animals, like these Cape Buffalo, visit the lodge daily to quench their thirst at the waterhole… Continue reading

Smart Phones and Binoculars

Modern smart phones are fantastic tools and have great cameras for wide-angle photography. Taking pictures of landscapes, of one’s friends or even selfies work really well. But taking pictures of anything in a… Continue reading

Below the Lodge

The Thanda Safari Lodge is located at a beautiful spot on the side of a hill, overlooking a waterhole in the valley. Many animals can be spotted either passing the waterhole on a nearby road… Continue reading

How large is the clean-up crew!

Picture Collage: Niki Merrilees (Animal Scientist – Thanda Safari) and Kevin Wade Emslie (Ecologist – WRA) installing one of the camera traps, and a portrait of a Spotted Hyena. With the help of Sasol… Continue reading