Tag Archive: thanda private game reserve

Seeing Black!

Watching White Rhino is amazing but it is much less exciting than watching a Black Rhino in its natural environment. This is a picture I took today on our game drive. The Black Rhino… Continue reading

Love is in the Air :-)

Summer has arrived! For the bird lovers among you: These are two Village Weavers at the end of a mating session. About Village Weavers: The Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) occur in a wide… Continue reading

The Big Five in One Drive!

After two weeks of rain, wind and cold we had some great drives in the last few days. During the bad weather it was very difficult to find animals. They all were hiding… Continue reading

Bull Fight!

Today we had a very nice sighting of our breeding herd of Elephants. They were walking up a hill in front of us. I took these pictures of two young bulls at the… Continue reading

A Warthog burrow, the Lions close and the Landi stuck :-)

Today I got my Land Rover properly stuck for the first time. While we were trying to get close to a pride of Lions resting in thick bush I dropped my right back… Continue reading

Buffalo Droppings

Well, dung plays a huge role in the bush 🙂 Here are two examples of its use, which are quite unusual. We were watching a herd of Buffalo having a rest in the… Continue reading


I would like to introduce Bheki to you. Without him I could hardly do my job at Thanda. He is my “Communication and Navigation Officer”. Bheki is an excellent tracker. He is constantly… Continue reading

Growing Fast!

When I saw our Lion cubs last night I had a hard time to believe that they could grow that fast in only 10 days. We spotted them on a Wildebeest kill last… Continue reading


When I drove towards Thanda House this morning I saw a few yellowish spots in a tree, which we not there before. When I came closer I was surprised to see Lions lounging… Continue reading


The picture in the previous post was of two Cape Buffalo bulls fighting! Here is the complete picture.   PS: Please note the “un-disturbed” Oxpecker on the bull to the left 🙂