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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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Wildlife | 2020-02-11 15:21:43

The Science of Self-Preservation: Chemical Defence in Plants

Chemical Defence in Plants

While plants are hardly sentient beings, some of them know their stuff when it comes to beating off the bad guys. Some species have developed ways to make thems

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Recipes | 2020-02-11 15:20:49

Sticky Pork Lollipops – Monwana Lodge


Guests on safari at Monwana Lodge tend to rave about our Sticky Pork lollipops once they get home. Here’s how you can recreate this simple favourite in your own

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Team | 2020-02-11 15:20:10

Meet Sissa Nqwenya – Butler, Chapungu Camp


Hailing all the way from neighbouring Zimbabwe, Sissa Nqwenya works as a butler at Chapungu Tented Bush Camp. Read more about Sissa and how her passion for trav

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Community Projects | 2020-02-11 15:19:08

The First Malphia Honwane Annual Games


Thornybush assisted Malphia Honwane, a local community member, in his vision of creating a little year end fun! The Malphia Honwane Annual Games was held in the

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News | 2020-02-09 12:04:46

Excellence in Field Guiding


When you visit any of the Thornybush Lodges, feel free to ask your guide about the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). All our guides are quali

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Community Projects | 2020-01-23 08:45:09

Mandela Day 2018 at Thornybush


The Scout Troop of Utah built themselves a new garden, thanks to the help of some super volunteers celebrating Mandela Day 2018!

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Wildlife | 2020-01-23 08:43:41

The Lilac Breasted Roller


The lilac breasted roller, a most colourful and splendid bird to spot; but not quite delightful to hear.

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Wildlife | 2020-01-23 08:41:36

Life on the Other End of the Food Chain


The butterfly – often noticed for its beauty but rarely praised for its tenacity and survival despite some pretty tough odds.

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Community Projects | 2020-01-23 08:38:01

Lending a Helping Hand – Sierra Nevada College


We celebrate the amazing achievements by Sierra Nevada College volunteers, all completed on their most recent visit.

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