Tag Archive: christian sperka

I love rain …

After the recent rains this little Zebra calf (only a few days old) was running around with great energy in the wet grass. It looked to us as it was celebrating the relief from… Continue reading

Rain, beautiful rain!

Some rain has finally arrived. Last night we had 53mm! (~2inches). Some of our waterholes have filled up quite a bit and in a few days the place should look much greener with… Continue reading

A rare visitor

Broad-billed Roller is the smallest of the South African Rollers and the only one with a yellow bill. This picture was taken last night on Thanda, where this colorful bird is rarely seen.… Continue reading

YES!

Sandra and Fredrik said YES! to one another at a beautiful and very intimate wedding ceremony at Thanda Private Game Reserve. On top of one of the many Zululand hills, surrounded by wilderness,… Continue reading

Breakfast with Elephants

Guests enjoyed this morning’s breakfast at the Thanda Safari Lodge while watching the breeding herd of Elephants feeding nearby. What a treat! Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife… Continue reading

To strengthen the genetic pool…

  Thanda welcomes the arrival of a new male Cheetah, which originates from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. He is a spectacularly handsome creature and possibly the largest Cheetah we have… Continue reading

The last of the five!

The Big Five are by far the most photographed and talked about of all African animals. But it is really the Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Rhinos which get the major share of the… Continue reading

Lesson learned!

Bjoern D., a recent Thanda guest, participated in a complementary 90-minute photography program and learned his lesson well. At very low light conditions during an evening game drive he was able to take… Continue reading

Morning meeting!

  Mid morning a lot of mammals come to the various waterholes on Thanda to satisfy their daily water need. This picture shows White Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras and two Egyptian Geese in front of… Continue reading

A Star!

This little White Rhino calf was the star on today’s morning game drive as it posed for some great images. The Thanda guests very much enjoyed this encounter on hot summer day. Picture… Continue reading