Tag Archive: lion

The Circle of Life

Greater Kudus are the largest antelope on Thanda. This magnificent bull was quite relaxed when we stopped near him. He continued to feed on bushes and ignored us even as we left after… Continue reading


This beautiful Leopard image was taken by Rich Pawlyn, a Thanda guest from the UK, during his recent stay at the Thanda Tented Camp.  Rich is a keen wildlife photographer and he enjoyed… Continue reading

The best hour

The best hour for wildlife photographers to take images is the last hour of the day. And if the bush models cooperate then the images can be very special. This young Thanda South… Continue reading

Thanda Cats

Watching Africa’s iconic large cats – Lion, Leopard and Cheetah – is always a special treat on any safari. But these three sighting were even more exciting than usual. First we saw Thanda’s… Continue reading

Finding mum!

These young Lions were very excited to find their mum. She had left them the night before to go hunting. The Thanda guests on the game viewing vehicles enjoyed to watch the reunion.… Continue reading

Lion vs. Rhino 0:0

It is always exciting to watch animals interact. And some of the best entertainment is provided when Lions and Rhinos meet! The Thanda guests enjoyed it when a few White Rhinos started chasing Thanda’s… Continue reading

Unhappy Lions :-)

This picture shows Thanda’s South Pride (A mother with her daughter and her son) growling at Thanda’s dominant male Lion. In the last few days, the big male has been spotted on various… Continue reading

Not too clever!

This image shows one of Thanda’s male Lion youngsters trying to stalk and hunt Nyala at one of Thanda’s waterholes. Needless to say that this rather clumsy attempt did not lead to lunch for… Continue reading

The Royal Pride :-)

Thanda Private Game Reserve manages the Mduna Royal Reserve which is owned by local communities and the King of the Zulus. These three beautfiul Lionesses make up the pride which roams on the… 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