Tag Archive: wildlife

New Arrivals!

Hundreds of additional Impalas, Wildebeest, Nyala, Zebra and Kudus are arriving over the next few weeks at Thanda Private Game Reserve. This large number of additional plains game will enhance the excellent Thanda… Continue reading

Prickly Pear

This youngster of Thanda’s herd of Elephant was trying to use his trunk to get a fruit of the Prickly Pear, but he did not succeed. We watched the little one for quite… Continue reading

Down the Road!

When we left the Thanda Lodge this evening we spotted this Leopard walking down the road. What a start to a game drive! PS: I will never again complain about my Leopard sightings… Continue reading

Always carry …

… not a gun, but a point and shoot camera. This young female Leopard was standing in the road when I drove towards the Thanda Royal Private Villa. She was curious and waited… Continue reading

Welcome home!

The Thanda guests on today’s evening game drive were a bit intimidated and very impressed, but really loved the encounter with one of our two 40-45 year old Elephant bulls. He gave me… Continue reading


This Lion cub was concentrating hard on the “toy-stick”. He got so upset with the branch that he even used his claws! Have a good weekend and relax 🙂

Unusual Sightings

On the last day of our work cycle we had some unusual sightings. The Thanda guests on today’s morning game drive enjoyed a Spotted Hyena crossing the savanna in full daylight (a very… Continue reading

Not your best day!

Imagine you are a Lion! You are feeding on a Zebra kill and you had already a lot to eat. So it is a bit hard to move with your full belly. And just… Continue reading

Morning Drink Stop

We had a great game drive this morning. After tracking for less than half an hour we found the breeding herd of Elephants feeding in thick bush. We watched them crossing the road… Continue reading

Outside the house!

When I lived in the USA and in Europe I used to see children playing outside my front door, I saw joggers on their morning runs and dog owners out on a stroll.… Continue reading