Drinks at the Lodge!

What a beautiful morning at the Thanda Safari Lodge! Due to the dry conditions a lot of animals, like these Cape Buffalo, visit the lodge daily to quench their thirst at the waterhole… Continue reading

Smart Phones and Binoculars

Modern smart phones are fantastic tools and have great cameras for wide-angle photography. Taking pictures of landscapes, of one’s friends or even selfies work really well. But taking pictures of anything in a… Continue reading

Below the Lodge

The Thanda Safari Lodge is located at a beautiful spot on the side of a hill, overlooking a waterhole in the valley. Many animals can be spotted either passing the waterhole on a nearby road… Continue reading

How large is the clean-up crew!

Picture Collage: Niki Merrilees (Animal Scientist – Thanda Safari) and Kevin Wade Emslie (Ecologist – WRA) installing one of the camera traps, and a portrait of a Spotted Hyena. With the help of Sasol… Continue reading

Over 800 new arrivals!

Over the last few weeks the Wildlife Team at Thanda Safari has been busy bringing in fresh general game genetics to the reserve. Over 800 animals (Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala and Kudu) have joined… Continue reading

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Today over eighty countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day.  All of us a Thanda Safari wish all mothers a very happy day with this electronic bouquet of eight different types of Proteas,… Continue reading

Habituation

For many decades Leopards in KwaZulu Natal have been hunted and killed by humans. When Thanda Safari – Private Game Reserve was established – 11 years ago – a safe haven for these magnificent… Continue reading

Caught in headlights!

Lions having a drink at one of Thanda Safari’s waterholes. The thrill of night drive! Pictures by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign… Continue reading

The sky was on fire!

Today’s sunset at Thanda Safari – just fabulous. Imagine yourself creating truly African memories 🙂 Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up… Continue reading

The Sun, The Moon and a Giraffe

At this time of the year the moon rises very early and is visible above the horizon before the sun has set. So both sun and moon provided the backdrop for these two… Continue reading