Monthly Archive: March, 2016

Vulnerable!

The Southern Ground Hornbill is one of South Africa’s endangered bird species. Its conservation status is ‘threatened – vulnerable’. Yesterday this beautiful specimen of the largest species of Hornbill was foraging together with its… Continue reading

Family Life – Hyena Style!

Thanda’s Hyenas are rather shy and usually move away quickly when disturbed. But this morning, after heavy rainfall in the night, we found a Hyena family outside their den. Two little ones where… Continue reading

A picture to trigger the memories

Not everything on a safari can be captured in the perfect picture. Sometimes the situation is just magic and no picture can ever tell the story. But it can help to trigger the… Continue reading

The Rhino Spa!

This is the Rhino equivalent to a human spa. As our guests enjoy the various treatments in the spas at the Thanda Safari Lodge and at the Thanda Tented Camp these two Rhinos… Continue reading

A patient cat!

Thanda Safari guests’ enjoyed today’s Leopard sighting. The beautiful cat climbed a tree after an encounter with another male and then stayed there patiently until all game viewing vehicles had come by and all… Continue reading

Imvula, finally!

Two good days in Zululand. We had over 50mm (~2″) of slow and steady rain (imvula in the local Zulu language), which got mostly absorbed into the very dry ground. It also increased the… Continue reading

The neighbours found our cat

Young male Lions face a lot of challenges past the age of about 18 months when they are pushed out of the pride by the dominant male. This young male was driven away… Continue reading

The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands

On World Wildlife Day 2016 Thanda Safari would like to thank every guest and staff member who help to ensure that South African wildlife has a future. We celebrate by sharing photos of… Continue reading