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Yesterday’s Lion sighting on the way back to the Thanda Tented Camp – Lions resting on the road under a cloudy evening sky – Magic! Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide… Continue reading

We have done it again!

We have been awarded the honour of being the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge again! This incredible accomplishment was announced at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Morocco. Accepting this prestigious award on behalf… Continue reading

Village Weaver Meeting

At this time of the year the Village Weaver males are very busy building their nests. Once the females of the species have inspected and approved of the sturdy constructions they will lay… Continue reading

Thanda Wildlife Reports – Predator Research

A couple of days ago a Wildebeest female was found dead near one of the staff camps on Thanda; she had been seen the day before in the process of giving birth but… Continue reading

What a thrill …

… to meet Thanda’s dominant male Lion close up and personal; just as the sun rises. Even the Thanda guests who find the morning game drives a bit early are wide awake as… Continue reading


It is that time of the year. The rains have started. The days are hot and humid. Females of many different herbivore species have started giving birth. This collages shows a picture of… Continue reading

Friendly Rhino?

Black Rhinos often seem to have a ‘friendly’ expression on their face when one catches them eating leaves and branches. But one should not be deceived. These amazing creatures react to unknown sounds… Continue reading

A Dart, Huge Eyes and Tails Up!

Thanda is very excited to send two of our young male Lions to Zimanga Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze. The two new males will meet up with two females and form Zimanga’s first… Continue reading


… to all our friends in North America! Black Rhino Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the… Continue reading

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