A ‘Wild’ Selfie!

What a selfie opportunity! A group of Thanda guests joined the Thanda Wildlife Team for a Lion capture operation. The two young male Lions were to be re-located to another game reserve in… Continue reading

Double Release!

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Removing a snake from a place where it should not be can be a tricky business. And if the snake is a Black…

The Kids’ Favorites

Most of Thanda’s guests favor the Big Five and enjoy sightings of these dangerous creatures. But our youngest guests will – more often than not – name one of these two as their… Continue reading

Happy Christmas – we belong together!

“What do we do at Thanda?” was one of the questions put to 160 children from the Ngwenya community neighbouring Thanda during the mini quiz at their annual Christmas party. “We look after… Continue reading

A perfect holiday!

This family, whose member live on different continents, choose Thanda’s villa iZulu as the perfect place for a family reunion. Incredible sightings – like this encounter of Thanda’s famous Cheetah brothers – together… Continue reading




Yesterday’s Lion sighting on the way back to the Thanda Tented Camp – Lions resting on the road under a cloudy evening sky – Magic! Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide… Continue reading

We have done it again!

We have been awarded the honour of being the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge again! This incredible accomplishment was announced at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Morocco. Accepting this prestigious award on behalf… Continue reading

Village Weaver Meeting

At this time of the year the Village Weaver males are very busy building their nests. Once the females of the species have inspected and approved of the sturdy constructions they will lay… Continue reading

Thanda Wildlife Reports – Predator Research

A couple of days ago a Wildebeest female was found dead near one of the staff camps on Thanda; she had been seen the day before in the process of giving birth but… Continue reading