Colourful Eagle

Bateleurs are a frequent sighting at Thanda Safari. These beautiful, medium-sized Eagles are quite colourful. This pictures, taken three days ago,  show the scavenging nature of these birds. The female picked up a small rodent… Continue reading

Drinking Elephants | Smart Phone Photography through Binoculars

With modern smart phones one can create excellent images. But the quality deteriorates quickly once one tries to zoom in. But there is a solution: Taking smart phone pictures through binoculars (see also… Continue reading

Listen to the young voices!

On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Thanda Safari and… Continue reading

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