Breakfast with Elephants

Guests enjoyed this morning’s breakfast at the Thanda Safari Lodge while watching the breeding herd of Elephants feeding nearby. What a treat! Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife… Continue reading

To strengthen the genetic pool…

  Thanda welcomes the arrival of a new male Cheetah, which originates from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. He is a spectacularly handsome creature and possibly the largest Cheetah we have… Continue reading

A special feeling!

It is a very special feeling when the Thanda North Pride of Lions walks for the first time within meters of your open game drive vehicle. You feel very close to nature and… Continue reading

A Scout …

We spotted a Spotted Hyena in the early morning hours, shortly after sunrise. This ‘scout’ was roaming around looking for the remains of a Lion kill from the previous day. A rare daylight… Continue reading

Imagine …

Imagine at the end of your evening game drive your field guide just stops the vehicle on top of hill. He and his tracker switch off all the vehicle’s lights and everyone agrees… Continue reading

The Big Six!

Originally posted on Pakamisa Private Game Reserve:
Any horse lover would consider horses the ‘biggest’ species of them all! These are a few pictures of a Cavallo Reiterreisen group from Germany enjoying a…

Just below the Lodge!

This morning Thanda’s dominant male Lion was lying just below the Thanda Safari Lodge. He enjoyed the morning sun on a very pleasant summer day. And our guests appreciated the – up close and personal… Continue reading

Winter Colours and Summer Heat

This large South African Giraffe bull was making his way down a Thanda hill as the day started to get really hot. Today’s high was 41 degrees Celsius (approx. 105 degrees Fahrenheit). And as the… Continue reading

Champagne and Clicks!

Bheki Ngubane, one of Thanda’s experienced trackers, explains the Zulu language clicking sounds (‘q’, ‘c’ and ‘x’) to a young couple. After an exciting Lion sighting they enjoyed a specially arranged champagne drink… Continue reading

Tapping IN at Thanda

  Linda Swain, producer and presenter of the US TV show Tapping IN!, recently spent a few days at Thanda Private Game Reserve to gather material for one of her upcoming episodes. Together… Continue reading