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

Cleanup Crew

This Cape Buffalo bull hosted a rather large cleanup crew as he went to have a drink at one of Thanda largest waterholes. Red-billed Oxpeckers eat ticks and other parasites off these large… Continue reading

Golden Hour

It is called the Golden Hour! As the Thanda Safari guests head out on game drive in the early morning, the sun provides the most beautiful light for the first hour of the… Continue reading

A bath to cool down – a drink to refresh …

Elephants are smart. First the Thanda Safari Herd of Elephants had a refreshing bath at one waterhole (chasing away some Buffalo to get the tub for themselves). Then they moved to the next… Continue reading

Midday Rest

These two Giraffe bulls are having a midday rest in the shade of a tree. On hot days these large creatures look for shelter from the hot African sun. Picture by Christian Sperka… Continue reading

Stand-off

It is a rare treat to see Elephants and Rhinos together. To see them interacting is even more unusual. The Thanda Safari guests enjoyed this incredible sighting of two White Rhino cows challenging… Continue reading

Vulnerable!

The Southern Ground Hornbill is one of South Africa’s endangered bird species. Its conservation status is ‘threatened – vulnerable’. Yesterday this beautiful specimen of the largest species of Hornbill was foraging together with its… Continue reading

Family Life – Hyena Style!

Thanda’s Hyenas are rather shy and usually move away quickly when disturbed. But this morning, after heavy rainfall in the night, we found a Hyena family outside their den. Two little ones where… Continue reading

A picture to trigger the memories

Not everything on a safari can be captured in the perfect picture. Sometimes the situation is just magic and no picture can ever tell the story. But it can help to trigger the… Continue reading