Monthly Archive: August, 2013

It feels so good!

“I love it when these birds come and clean my ears out. All these ticks are such an nuisance! Oh, great – a bit more to the left for the bird on the… Continue reading

Rhino Communication Center

If you think that this White Rhino bull is just scraping his dung around you are mistaken. He is actually adding important information to this Rhino Communication Center, called a Midden. The same location is… Continue reading

I am a big Lion now!

“Well, you probably have seen many pictures of me since last year. Since this funny German photographer arrived here at Thanda we have had to pose constantly for pictures. But this way all… Continue reading

Smart Birds!

At a sighting with six White Rhino I took this image of a Fork-tailed Drongo. These small birds are known for their ability to imitate the sound of other animals and for their… Continue reading

Near miss!

Today the Thanda north pride of Lions only missed some Zebras by a few meters. They demonstrated perfect Lion hunting tactics to the Thanda guests when two adult females all the sudden disappeared… Continue reading

Close up and personal!

One of the many advantages of a stay at a Private Game Reserve is that the guides know their environment very well. When viewing Elephants the knowledge of an individual bull enables great… Continue reading


Thanda’s new male Lion is settling well into his temporary home on the reserve. He is now quite relaxed about his new surroundings. This beautiful and very large cat came to Thanda from… Continue reading

Special Activities

At Thanda Private Game Reserve many special activities are available for guests. Today I took my guests to a “Hippo and Croc Cruise” on Lake St.Lucia. Great sightings of Hippos, Crocs and many… Continue reading

Lions and Wine!

With two guest from Germany – staying for 12 nights at Thanda – we planned some game drives in rather remote areas of the reserve. When we drove in a very hilly area we… Continue reading

A New Male Lion for Thanda!

A new male Lion has arrived at Thanda. Today this magnificent animal was released into a large enclosure (called “boma”) where he will spend some time until he will “take over” a new… Continue reading