This Thanda Leopard was enjoying the warming afternoon sun on a cool winter day. Leopards are very shy cats which usually do not like to be seen during the day. But this beautiful… Continue reading

12:36 – A new Giraffe is born!

Thanda’s youngest Giraffe calf was born today at precisely 12:36. Members of the Thanda Wildlife Team observed the birth of the young boy and stayed with him and his mum until he was… Continue reading

Dad on Safari – what a father’s day gift!

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Richard S., a Thanda guest, sent us this picture and wrote about his South Africa experience: “We really enjoyed our stay in your country and we are already planning a re-visit soon. This… Continue reading

African Sun

What a place to enjoy the most beautiful winter sunsets under the African sky!   Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve Never… Continue reading

Three leopards – one kill!

 My favorite image from this sighting When Pieter, Thanda’s Head Guide, followed the call of the small Black-backed Jackal it led him and his Thanda guests to an incredible sighting (also see yesterday’s blog… Continue reading

Follow the call!

This little Black-backed Jackal got quite excited about something. Listen to his calls in this short video: Thanda’s head guide Pieter Pretorius interpreted these calls correctly, which resulted in a very exciting… Continue reading

Eco Luxurious Hotels

Only just spotted – Thanks to Leading Hotels of the World and Luxury Travel Magazine – What a great showpiece for Eco Luxurious Hotels from around the world – Never miss a… Continue reading

TripAdvisor – Hall of Fame!

Look what we have just won, again!  Thank you to all our friends and supporters. Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the Thanda Blog and receive an email with every… Continue reading

Ithemba – Hope !

Most of the news about Rhinos are about poaching and death. But today we have some good news! A newly born White Rhino calf. Thanda guests were delighted to encounter this little Rhino… Continue reading