2018 Year-End Message from Thornybush
As 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect back on some of Thornybush’s highlights for the year, and what we (and you) can look for
3 Reasons Why South African Safaris Are Unbeatable!
South Africa is the perfect place to enjoy a safari experience. If you’re not yet convinced, we’ve given our top three reasons why we believe you should come vi
5 Reasons Why a Festive Season Safari is a Great Idea
You may be used to the white Christmas seasons, filled with markets, hot chocolate and bustling crowds but we promise you, a festive season in South Africa has
5 Reasons Why a Safari is Great for Family Bonding
A safari vacation can be a bonding experience for families of all ages. Find out what makes a family safari so special at Thornybush.
A Day In The Life of a Baby Elephant
Elephants are an iconic species and like all youngsters, baby elephants are full of the joys of life. With over inquisitive minds and comical antics they are a
A Fond Farewell to Nic Griffin
After 12 years at the helm of Thornybush, Nic Griffin has reached a well earned retirement. We reflect on Nic’s incredible achievements and bid him a happy reti
A Matter of Pride
Affectionately known as the King of Beasts, the Lion is an animal to behold, and admire. Today they face a rapid decline in their populations, so we spare a tho
A Safari Wedding with Thornybush is Your Dream Come True – Here’s Why
There’s no doubt that a safari setting is one of the most romantic locations in which to get married. Under the canopies of acacia trees or nestled in a dry riverbed, surrounded by multihued blooms, golden grasses, endless horizons and moody cloud cover will capture your perfect day in the most memorable way.
African Wild Dog vs Domestic Dog – What’s the Difference?
Affectionately known as painted wolves, the African wild dog, while belonging to the family Canidae, is only distantly related to any of the other canines.
An African Safari with a Side of Gin at Thornybush
South Africa has always had a strong gin culture, which dates way back to the country’s association with British colonial culture and the Great White hunters of
Baby Marrow Ribbon Salad with Cheese and Onion Focaccia Bread
When it’s hot outside, a fresh, light salad goes down a treat with guests on safari with us. Check out this recipe for baby marrow salad and cheesy focaccia bre
Beautiful, Berry-ful Cheesecake – A Waterside Lodge Recipe
Although every mealtime is a celebration of fine dining during your South African safari at the Thornybush Lodges, you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy th