Monthly Archive: September, 2013

Angry under the sun!

When this young Lioness saw Thanda’s dominant male approaching she got very upset. She started growling in his direction and her four cubs ran for cover. She then prevented the male from following… Continue reading

Sit still, watch and learn!

These young Lions were sitting still and watching their mother, aunts and older sister going off hunting. The guest on my vehicle were very exited when the complete Thanda North Pride moved around… Continue reading

World Rhino Day!

Today is Wold Rhino Day – This is a chance to raise awareness and support for these prehistoric creatures. Over 600 rhinos have been killed this year in South Africa alone, that is… Continue reading

Fight for Rhinos

Africa has lost more than 100,000 Rhinos in the past 45 years – Over 2,000 Rhinos have been killed by poachers in South Africa since 2008 – Over 600 this year alone. The… Continue reading

She loves birds!

The face of Lions change completely if they are looking up at the sky and follow birds. One of the Thanda guests on my vehicle suggested that this Lioness must really love birds… Continue reading

Water and Mud!

Watch Thanda’s herd of Elephants having a bath at Mgankla Dam. The Thanda guests enjoyed observing these gentle giants playing with Water and Mud!

Let’s have a drink together!

We are very grateful at Thanda for last summer’s heavy rain falls, which have ensured that our main waterholes still have water for our animals at the end of this winter (dry season).… Continue reading

Working together …

To help and protect Rhinos and other species on ¬†the reserve, Thanda Private Game Reserve is working together with WILDCON Safaris and Events – http://www.wildconevents.co.za. WILDCON¬†provides the funding for conservation events. In this… Continue reading

BIRDS – Brown-hooded Kingfisher

One of the Thanda guests was very surprised when this Brown-hooded Kingfisher did not fly off when we approach but kept sitting on its branch almost to “touching-distance”. These small birds are usually… Continue reading

Experience and Youth!

When this Lion mum was watching a few approaching Zebras she was “frozen” whenever the Zebras looked in her direction. Her daughter imitated mum and was very still as well. Her brother on… Continue reading