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Team | 2020-10-12 07:29:04

Naledi Madonsela: A Shining Star


Naledi is a young, enthusiastic member of the Thornybush team. She has always had big dreams, her enthusiasm and determination has helped her reach some of these goals.

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Wildlife | 2020-10-09 15:00:29

Poisonous Versus Venomous – What is the Difference?


Do you know the difference between poisonous and venemous? What it really boils down to is how the creatures apply thier dangerous toxins.

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| 2020-10-06 12:58:39

Winners at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards


Thornybush Game Lodge has won 11th place in the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in the South African Resorts category.

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| 2020-10-02 11:39:45

Streamlining Our Business 


AS a result of the COVID-19 crisis the tourism industry has experienced huge losses and a massive decline in the number of travellers, which has forced us to make some necessary decisions regarding rightsizing our business.

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Experiences | 2020-09-29 15:00:14

That Safari Feeling


What is it about safari that has people yearning for this experience, even if they have never been on one? Why are we so connected to nature? The immesurable, intangible reason is what makes it so appealing.

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News | 2020-09-28 08:04:00

Travel Guarantees


We are actively seeking workable solutions to protect all prepaid monies, we can provide complete peace of mind and security for our guests and travel partners.

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Recipes | 2020-09-24 05:00:28

A Culinary Celebration of Heritage Day


Celebrate South African Heritage Day on 24th September by making this delicious modern twist on an old favourite: Chicken Feet. The health benefits will out weigh any scepticism.

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News | 2020-09-22 15:00:48

Anti-Poaching Pooches


A story about the incredible anti-poaching work done by the K9 unit on Thornybush. How these highly trained and skilled dogs work together with the team on the ground to combat poaching.

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Wildlife | 2020-09-19 15:00:01

The Ultimate Carrion Cleaners


When the guides came across an elephant which had died from natural causes it only took a few days for the hyena and vultures to clean up the scene.

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News | 2020-09-14 15:00:32

Help Us Win By Voting In The World Travel Awards!


Thornybush has been nominated in three categories in the World Travel Awards 2020. Help us win by voting!

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Lodges and Team | 2020-09-08 15:00:56

Meet Prince, The Culinary King – Chef at River Lodge


Meet Prince Mashele, the culinary master form the South of Thornybush. This is the story of an ambitious young man and his food journey.

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Recipes | 2020-09-01 15:00:17

Baby Marrow and Corn Fritters – River Lodge


Try the Thornybush courgette and corn fritters, a favourite with our safari guests at River Lodge.

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| 2020-08-27 08:16:40

Community Projects Collaboration


A collaboartion of local community based projects, including Thornybush Community Projects, prove that working together is key to uplifting and upskilling the youth.

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Wildlife | 2020-08-10 17:02:32

The Lion With One Eye


The story of Thornybush’s one eyed lion. How this blue eyed male came into power and what his future holds.

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News | 2020-07-31 13:50:34

You Can Help Save The Tourism Industry: Postpone, Don’t Cancel


Postponing rather than cancelling is one of the kindest things you can do for the tourism industry right now. One in twenty-two South Africans work in the tourism industry, and they need you, now, more than ever. There are so many people involved in making your safari an unforgettable experience, please help them by deferring your trip to a later stage.

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