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

The Rhino Spa!

This is the Rhino equivalent to a human spa. As our guests enjoy the various treatments in the spas at the Thanda Safari Lodge and at the Thanda Tented Camp these two Rhinos… Continue reading

A patient cat!

Thanda Safari guests’ enjoyed today’s Leopard sighting. The beautiful cat¬†climbed a tree after an encounter with another male and then stayed there patiently until all game viewing vehicles had come by and all… Continue reading

Imvula, finally!

Two good days in Zululand. We had over 50mm (~2″) of slow and steady rain (imvula in the local Zulu language), which got mostly absorbed into¬†the very dry ground. It also increased the… Continue reading

The neighbours found our cat

Young male Lions face a lot of challenges past the age of about 18 months when they are pushed out of the pride by the dominant male. This young male was driven away… Continue reading

The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands

On World Wildlife Day 2016 Thanda Safari would like to thank every guest and staff member who help to ensure that South African wildlife has a future. We celebrate by sharing photos of… Continue reading

Thanda water truck to help drought-stricken animals and people

South Africa is in the midst of its worst drought for the past two decades, and a severe lack of rain is impinging on both animals and people. To help alleviate the situation,… Continue reading

Noisy 15 Seconds

There is no comparison to a proper Lion roar. Turn your volume up and then listen to 15 very noisy seconds with Thanda Safari’s dominant male Lion. And then imagine you are sitting… Continue reading

PLEASE HELP US WIN AGAIN!

We are extremely honoured to have been crowned the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge and Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge in the past and would love you to help us win this amazing accolade again.… Continue reading