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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:29:30

Broccoli and Brie Soup with Seed Bread – Thornybush Lodge


Our gourmet version of this soup from Thornybush Lodge is sure to set you up for a heart-warming success at your next dinner party. Serve it alongside our quick

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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:29:27

Buttermilk Cake with Candied Popcorn – Simbambili Lodge


This party-popping culinary eye candy, courtesy of Simbambili Lodge, will impress even the most difficult dinner party guests and jzeush up any family celebrati

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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:29:24

Date and Nut Energy Bars – Saseka Tented Camp


This energy bar recipe comes to us courtesy of Saseka Tented Camp’s pastry chef, Megan Barclay, and is the furthest thing from shop-bought energy bars that you’

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Community Projects | 2020-02-11 15:29:21

Mandela Day Celebrations at Thornybush

Mandela Day

South Africa celebrates Mandela Day every year on July 18th and uses it as a day to help the less fortunate. At Thornybush, we do our part through the various c

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:29:18

Skattie Mathebula


Meet Skattie Mathebula, a treasured Housekeeper and second-generation staff member at River Lodge, who’s presence always brings an air of magic

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:29:16

Meet Saphia Mukansi – Chef, Jackalberry Lodge


Meet Saphia Mukansi, chef and master baker at Jackalberry Lodge, who’s passion for food wows and delights all who have the pleasure to taste her marvellous crea

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:29:13

Meet Thomas Matowerenyi – Senior Sous Chef, Thornybush Game Lodge


Meet senior sous chef at Thornybush Game Lodge, Thomas Matowerenyi, who’s many years of experience and interesting experiences at Thornybush make him a fascinat

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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:29:11

Thai Beef Salad – Monwana Lodge


For a recipe that’s always a crowd pleaser, try this Thai Beef Salad recipe from Monwana Lodge. This cool salad is a perfect meal or side dish for those hot Sou

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:29:09

Meet Roland Mann – Ranger, Monwana and Serondella Lodges


Roland Mann’s instinctive knowledge of animal behaviour makes him one of Thornybush’s most popular rangers and he currently spreads his time between both Monwan

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:29:06

The Multifaceted Mopani Tree


People from several African countries are known to eat Mopani worms, but what do Mopani worms eat? Leaves from the Mopani tree of course! Read more about the Mo

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Experiences | 2020-02-11 15:29:03

Nighttime is the Best Time For a Game Drive at Thornybush Lodges


Nighttime drives are always a great idea at Thornybush Lodges. Guests can be exposed to more wildlife experiences than at any time of day, together with sundown

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:29:00

Odds or evens? Odd-Toed Ungulates Vs Even-Toed Ungulates

Ungulates at a watering hole

Ungulates are everywhere! During the average South African safari, you’ll come across them daily. They are some of the most numerous in Thornybush Private Natur

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:28:54

On a Wing and a Prayer – The Praying Mantis


One of the most widely held beliefs surrounding the praying mantis is the female’s habit of ripping her mates head off after copulation.

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:25:14

Meet Jeffrey Mabasa – Tracker, Serondella Lodge


Meet Jeffrey Mabasa of Serondella Game Lodge – the man who traded in the hustle and bustle of the big city for Wildlife and the bush and became a tracker. Read

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:25:11

Wahlberg’s Velvet Gecko – Pest-Catcher Extraordinaire

A picture of Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko

Many of us think of the eerily translucent, wide-eyed type lizard when we hear the word gecko. However, the gecko infra-order is one of the largest in the order

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