Tag Archive: Elephant

I want THAT branch!

Out of the thousands of available trees and branches on the reserve, Thulani – one of Thanda’s largest Elephant bulls – chose a branch above the Safari Lodge entrance roof as his favorite.… Continue reading

Watching the boys fight!

It is not even 6:00am yet and the boys are already fighting!  Thanda guests observed this morning sparring session of young Elephant bulls. An excess of testosterone leads regularly to these quarrels which… 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

A Drink at the Lodge!

At this time of the year Thanda’s breeding herd of Elephants is often seen at the small waterhole in front of the Lodge. It is a very exciting moment for the Thanda guests… Continue reading

Moving along!

Due to their size Elephants do not appear to move very fast. But that is an illusion. Trying to follow the Thanda breeding herd on the move requires some swift driving. Thanda guests… Continue reading


It happens quite often that Thanda guests can experience more than one of the Big Five during a single game drive. But it is a very rare treat when all five of Africa’s… Continue reading

Dad on Safari – what a father’s day gift!

Spoil Dad! Spend 2 nights or more during June and July 2015 and receive a 20% discount. http://www.thanda.com/info/specials.htm  


Richard S., a Thanda guest, sent us this picture and wrote about his South Africa experience: “We really enjoyed our stay in your country and we are already planning a re-visit soon. This… Continue reading

Remarkably Uncommon!

Last night one of Thanda’s largest Elephant bulls showed up at the Thanda Safari Lodge reception. He decided to have a snack at one of the trees in front of lodge buildings. A… Continue reading

Break lights!

Would you have your foot on the breaks in this situation? Probably not, but the Thanda guests on this vehicle enjoyed the short delay to take a picture before they moved away further… Continue reading