Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Amazing Elephants

Today’s Elephant sighting on Thanda was one of my best sightings ever. We watched the Thanda breeding herd of Elephant and a few bulls for a long time. These amazing creatures ignored us… Continue reading


To celebrate an unforgettable destination wedding Thanda Private Game Reserve is one of the most beautiful venues in the world. Brides and Grooms from all over the world have chosen to say YES… Continue reading

Please vote!

Thanda Private Game Reserve’s Tented Camp has been nominated for Best Safari Experience in the SATOA awards. Please vote for Thanda: Thanks!

Mami, not so fast!

One of the youngest Thanda Elephants had to move fast to catch up with its mum. We had an excellent sighting this evening when the breeding herd crossed the road right in front… Continue reading

Bheki’s Bush Talks: A Bush Tooth Brush!

  Bheki Ngubane, one of the most experienced trackers on Thanda Private Game Reserve, explains in this short video how to make a bush tooth brush and tooth paste from a Blue Quary… Continue reading

I can see it!

“Mami, Mami – I can see it – I can see it – move faster, pleeeease!” Well, this little Baboon was standing up on his hind legs to get a first glimpse of… Continue reading

Young Guests

This is a picture of three of the youngest guests at Thanda‚Äôs Villa iZulu and myself. I was teaching them about nature and wildlife on a Sunday morning. Kids of all ages are… Continue reading

BIRDS – Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

For the many bird lovers among my blog audience I am starting a new posts series. The first image is of two Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, small doves with beautiful emerald-colored markings on their… Continue reading

Cheetah at Lunch!

Thanda’s two male Cheetah killed a female Nyala. The pictures shows them right after they started their meal.

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Taylor was a wedding guest at Thanda Private Game Reserve when she sung this short version of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, the first part of the South African National Anthem. She is only three… Continue reading