Category Archive: Sightings

Strange scent!

Some of Thanda’s Cape Buffalo came for their evening drink to a waterhole. And while they were drinking and mud-bathing some of them picked up a scent they did not like. Many heads… Continue reading

Want a ride, my dear!

Well, it is Dung Beetle season. In this warm and humid weather these insects are getting very active. This makes for a great “small” sighting during a game drive. The males of this… Continue reading

Don’t leave me behind!

The Thanda breeding herd of Elephants picked up the scent of a Hyena, which had walked up the road before they came out of the forest to walk towards a waterhole. As usual… Continue reading

Delay – no problem!

In a five-star lodge service delays are not acceptable. So normally the game drives start just in time! But the rules change when the Thanda Elephants get involved. Today a few of Thanda… Continue reading

Growing fast!

The Thanda North Pride cubs are growing fast. But they are still very playful and provide a great “show” if they are in the mood. Thanda guests enjoy sightings with these youngsters very… Continue reading

Stay where you are!

This small Thanda Elephant bull wanted to make sure that we came no further towards the herd. All the adult females were very relaxed when this little one showed us that he is… Continue reading

The Small Things!

It is not all about the Big Five. A game drive on Thanda is much more than just looking at the “famous grand creatures” of the bush. Enjoying the presentation of a Scorpion… Continue reading

My first week!

From Thanda’s dominant male Lion’s point of view … “It was a hard first week, but what a place! As soon as they let me out of the boma – which was pretty… Continue reading