Tag Archive: wildlife

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

The Day of the Dead Moon

Originally posted on Christian Sperka Photography | Blog & Site | Custom Luxury Tours:
Thanda Private Game Reserve now offers a new package named ‘Battlefields and Bush‘ in cooperation with a place called Fugitives’ Drift. I went…

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


This Thanda Leopard was enjoying the warming afternoon sun on a cool winter day. Leopards are very shy cats which usually do not like to be seen during the day. But this beautiful… Continue reading

12:36 – A new Giraffe is born!

Thanda’s youngest Giraffe calf was born today at precisely 12:36. Members of the Thanda Wildlife Team observed the birth of the young boy and stayed with him and his mum until he was… 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