Monthly Archive: October, 2013

My first week!

From Thanda’s dominant male Lion’s point of view … “It was a hard first week, but what a place! As soon as they let me out of the boma – which was pretty… Continue reading

“Time Lapse” Collages

These are two “time-lapse” collages made from various images of a camera trap. This small camera is installed at a small waterhole in the western part of Thanda. We have identified many different… Continue reading

Kings and Queens!

This is a picture of the departure of future kings and queens from a Termite hill. As the rainy season starts “winged alates” leave the Termite cast communities to meet with possible kings… Continue reading

Strange Encounter!

At the small waterhole in front of Thanda’s Villa iZulu a Spotted Hyena and a journey of Southern Giraffe met and interacted for almost an hour. This image shows Bheki in between the… Continue reading


What a welcome! When the boma gates were opened yesterday morning it was not the new dominant male coming out to look at his new home. No, it was the oldest female of… Continue reading

Thanda Lion News!

To maintain a healthy Lions gene pool and to control the number of Lions on Thanda, five of these magnificent cats have been moved to a new section of the reserve (called the… Continue reading

Family Bath!

This small Elephant enjoyed his bath with the family – while climbing on the back of one of his cousins. At the end of a hot day there is nothing better than splashing around… Continue reading

BIRDS – Crowned Lapwing – Watch the Eggs!

At the afternoon drink stop we spotted this Crowned Lapwing watching over its nest. We kept quite a distance not to disturb the bird further and a few seconds after this shot was… Continue reading

My new man!

One of the young Thanda Lionesses is really looking forward to the release of the new dominant male onto the reserve. She checks regularly if her “new man” is still in the boma.… Continue reading

Pole Position

From time to time Bheki gives up his tracker seat on the front of our game viewer to one of the Thanda guests. It is a very special experience seeing the animals from… Continue reading