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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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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:28

The Thornybush Guide to The Shy Five

The banded mongoose - one of the Shy Five

Once you’ve stayed at Thornybush for a few days, you are likely to have ticked the Big Five off your list already. The real challenge to begins in tracking down

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:24:25

The Spotted Hyaena – A Laugh a Minute


Most people have a rather skewed impression of the spotted hyaena and preconceived notions that could not be any further from the truth. Learn more about these

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Community Projects and Food Parcel | 2020-02-11 15:24:21

Inzalo Community Projects and World Food Day 2019

Inzalo Community Projects

In honour of World Food Day 2029, learn more about Inzalo Community Project’s projects which have a feeding scheme component to contribute towards a Zero Hunger

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:24:16

Meet Thandiwe Mnisi – Head of Housekeeping, Simbambili Lodge


Meet Thandiwe Mnisi the Head of Housekeeping at Simbambili Lodge, who makes sure all is in order by day and leads the choir by night.

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:24:10

Meet Nandipha Damane – Receptionist, Waterside Lodge


Meet Nandipha Damane, a relatively new but exceptionally friendly face at Thornybush’s Waterside Lodge and one of the first faces you’ll see when you arrive at

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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:24:01

Spiced Steak & Green Bean Salad with Mint Dressing – Thornybush Lodge


When catering for guests during their South African safari, it pays to be versatile and this recipe from Thornybush Lodge fits the bill. It’s very easy to custo

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Community Projects | 2020-02-11 15:23:53

Thornybush and the Thousand Herbs and Vegetable Garden

thousand herbs and vegetable garden

While dining at Thornybush Lodges, you might wonder where we get our wonderfully fresh herbs and vegetables out in middle of the bush? The answer is simple – we

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:23:46

Thornybush Wildlife – Vultures and Their Fascination for Dead Trees


Thanks to their association with death other unpleasantries, vultures have a bad reputation. Their penchant for perching on dead trees doesn’t help this image e

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News | 2020-02-11 15:22:21

Travel Advisory: Traveling to South Africa with Minors

Travelling with minors in SA

On Friday, November 8th Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi signed a directive that allows foreign children to enter South Africa whilst only carrying a pass

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:22:16

Which Came First, The Zebra or the Horse?

Image of a Zebra

It’s logical to believe that the zebra is in fact a horse that developed stripes as a means of survival in the wild. However, zebras are no more horses than don

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:22:14

The Nesting Behaviour of the Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill


Most bird species in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve start feathering their nests during the rainy season. But the southern yellow-billed hornbill has one

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News | 2020-02-11 15:22:10

Women’s Day – Celebrating the Female Form at Thornybush

Women's Day – Celebrating the Female Form with Thornybush

Every year, South Africa takes time to recognise the role of women in South Africa’s society. At Thornybush, we support and celebrate the women among us every d

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:22:01

Wild Dogs – The Painted Dogs of Africa

A Wild Dog in the bush

With all the emphasis placed on rhino and elephant conservation, little public attention has been called to the plight of one of Africa’s most recently endanger

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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:21:50

Black Mamba – The Shadow of Death

A Black Mamba

Black mamba is a name strikes fear into the heart of every African. This fearsome reptile is highly venomous, super-fast (reaching speeds of up to 11km per hour

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