You’re on Camera

After installing a number of camera traps on the reserve the Thanda Safari wildlife management team waited anxiously for weeks for a Honey Badger to show up on a camera and then all… Continue reading

Water, finally …

For the last few weeks we had proper rainfalls (over 125 mm) and most of the waterholes at Thanda Safari are now filling up nicely! The small picture shows a herd of Buffalo… Continue reading

A Rough Meal

When food is plentiful and the kill is large a pride of Lions will feed without a lot of fuss. But if the carcass is small and there are many Lions it can… Continue reading

No interest!

One would imagine that the appearance of carnivores like Cheetahs would lead to the flight of any herbivores, which are usually on the menu list of big cats. But the Thanda Safari guests enjoyed… Continue reading

Happy New Year

What a sighting for New Year’s day! Thanda Safari’s Elephants showed themselves from their best – and well behaved – side during the game drive on New Years morning. First, one of Thanda’s… Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We wish all of you a joyful festive season!

2 Month Old

During yesterday morning’s game drive we spotted the newest additions to the Thanda South Pride of Lions (seen for the first time, ever). The mother must have introduced the two cubs (+/- 2… Continue reading

Blaise meets Blaise!

Loving animals is one thing, spending your time and a lot of effort to actively help wild animals is another. This is the story of Blaise, a 12 year old South African boy,… Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL CHEETAH DAY 2016

Cheetahs once ranged almost across the entire African continent and into Asia. Today, they are found in only 23% of their historic African range and are extinct in Asia except for a small… Continue reading

Fun, Games and Horns!

Lions are incredible hunters; whilst their group success rate is about 30% they often kill even when not hungry and are fairly indiscriminate. Their immense power and sheer presence have made them a… Continue reading