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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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Experiences | 2020-02-11 15:25:08

Proudly South African Safari Food

South African Safari Food at Thornybush

Amazing food is part of the deal when you enjoy a South African safari with Thornybush. We pride ourselves on presenting a range of dishes with a local touch. R

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:25:06

Saving the South African Leopard


You’re almost guaranteed to see leopard on safari at Thornybush. Find out why these animals are in danger.

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

Saseka Tented Camp –Thornybush’s Newest Offering!

Saseka Tented Camp Plan Drawing

In early 2019, Thornybush will be opening the doors of its newest luxury tented camp – Saseka Tented Camp – which will offer a luxurious and exclusive safari ex

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:58

Carnivorous Plants – Shaking up the Food Chain

Carnivorous Plants

During your South African safari at Thornybush Lodges, you’ll discover that there’s more to plants than meets the eye. Not content with passively extracting nut

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:24:55

Meet Laiza Ndubane – Sculler, Simbambili Lodge


Meet Laiza Ndubane of Simbambili Lodge who is not only a long-time staff member at Simbambili, but also a multitalented and respected entrepreneur in her own ri

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:46

Guest Questions – The Difference Between Ants and Termites

ant mound

Ants and termites have an important role to play in nature. Aspects of their lifestyle which cause irritation and distress in suburbia are welcomed in the bush.

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:24:42

Meet Kilmon Ndlovu – Field Guide, Chapungu Camp


Meet Kilmon Ndlovu, one of our guests’ favourite characters and Field Guide at Chapungu Tented Camp where he has been sharing his knowledge and love of the bush

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:39

The African Civet

The African Civet

The African Civet is a relatively common inhabitant in our neck of the woods. But it’s still a real treat to see one of these elusive creatures make an appearan

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:36

The Honey Badger – As Tough as They Come

The Honey Badger

Africa is filled with creatures struggling in a sometimes-hostile environment, competing for food among some of the most dangerous creatures alive. But the hone

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Lodges | 2020-02-11 15:24:31

The Makings of a Thornybush Tracker


When you stay at one of Thornybush’s luxury safari camps, you will get to take part in early morning and evening game drives with an experienced game guide and

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