Category Archive: Sightings

No interest!

One would imagine that the appearance of carnivores┬álike Cheetahs would lead to the flight of any herbivores, which are usually on the menu list of big cats. But the Thanda Safari guests enjoyed… Continue reading

Happy New Year

What a sighting for New Year’s day! Thanda Safari’s Elephants showed themselves from their best – and well behaved – side during the game drive on New Years morning. First, one of Thanda’s… Continue reading

2 Month Old

During yesterday morning’s game drive we spotted the newest additions to the Thanda South Pride of Lions (seen for the first time, ever). The mother must have introduced the two cubs (+/- 2… Continue reading

Fun, Games and Horns!

Lions are incredible hunters; whilst their group success rate is about 30% they often kill even when not hungry and are fairly indiscriminate. Their immense power and sheer presence have made them a… Continue reading

A Cheetah Kill!

To see Cheetahs feeding on a kill is an infrequent sighting, as these large cats usually eat quickly and then leave the remains of their prey to other bush creatures. But seeing them… Continue reading

A few days old …

This – only a few days old – baby Giraffe is already firm on its feet following mum around the reserve. While his mother was chewing on a bone to augment her calcium… Continue reading

Thanda Safari – Conservation in Action

Today the Thanda Safari wildlife department recovered two six month old Cheetah cubs whose mother had been recently killed by Lions, which are one of the major threats to Cheetahs in the wild.… Continue reading

Rhino Week :-)

The 22nd of September was World Rhino Day. Thanda Safari is celebrating a week of Rhino related activities for its guests around this special day. Since 2008 poachers have killed at least 5,940… Continue reading

Just a few days old …

This little Elephant calf is only a few days old but already a star ­čÖé Thanda Safari guests enjoy the sightings of this youngster, who is very well protected by its mum, its… Continue reading

New Arrivals!

It is always a very special moment when new Lion cubs are seen for the first time. After the mother gives birth she keeps the newborns away from her pride and the rest… Continue reading