Monthly Archive: August, 2014

Predicting the Rain

As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife – including their peculiar habits and down-right bizarre behaviours – this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on the Rain… Continue reading

Unwanted attention!

As we drove up the road this young White Rhino female was busy escaping unwanted attentions from a young bull. She rushed by the vehicle and disappeared into the bush. A few minutes… Continue reading

Part of the family!

Getting close to Lions is one of the very special safari moments. In this case the Thanda guests were almost part of the Lion family when the two moms led their six cubs… Continue reading

Getting caught!

In the Path of Wildlife All over South Africa, game reserves battle with poaching. One traditional method poachers use to catch their prey is the setting of snares, which are crudely constructed out… Continue reading

Summer is on the way!

The last few days Thanda guests enjoyed early summer temperatures, making good use of the pools at the Thanda Safari Lodge, Thanda Tented Camp and the Villa iZulu. The Thanda Elephants did the… Continue reading

I love your tail!

This little Lion cub female enjoys munching her aunt’s tail 🙂 Thanda’s six north pride cubs are offspring from two different females, which are mother and daughter. Therefore the young ones are a… Continue reading

A dazzle down the road!

A dazzle of Burchell’s Zebras walking down a road on the way to one of Thanda’s waterholes. The Red-billed Oxpeckers are in close attendance looking for their “tick breakfast”. Picture by Christian Sperka… Continue reading

Mid-air turn!

We are constantly being captivated, and at times even baffled, by the extraordinary behaviour of the African wildlife we see every day at Thanda. We therefore felt it would be fun to share… Continue reading

A Little Lion Road Block :-)

As we drove across a ridge this small Lion cub was acting as a road block. To the delight of all Thanda guests on the vehicle the rest of the family was feasting… Continue reading

Baby with Maintenance Crew!

One of the favorite sightings on any game drive is a baby Giraffe. Especially younger children love the little long-necks. This youngster was hosting a crew of eight Red-billed Oxpeckers which were eating… Continue reading