One of the more remarkable trees at Thanda Safari is the marula tree or umganu. Marula trees are of course famous for the liqueur Amarula, which is made from the fruit of the marula tree and is a staple for any fireside nightcap. Marula trees are deciduous trees, found over much of Africa, and can grow up to 18 Read more
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One of the positives of the lock-down as a result of COVID-19 pandemic is the BirdLasser LockDown Challenge. The objective of this challenge is to record as many bird species over the lockdown period observed from the comfort of your house using the birdlasser app. As of today, the 30th of March 2020, the top birder – Adam – Read more
Meet our very newest baby rhino, just a few hours old in this photo (19/03/2020). For us at Thanda Safari, he represents all that is positive in this time of uncertainty and fear. He indeed has a story to tell.
Ryan (Rhino Monitor) and Lorraine (Wildlife Manager) were sitting with the new rhino mom who had just given birth Read more
All of us at Thanda Safari wish you a Happy New Year 2019.
Christian Sperka, Thanda Safari’s Resident Wildlife Photographer, shares twelve of his favourite wildlife images of 2018. Enjoy the pictures!
I took this picture of the head of one of the Zulu families which I visit regularly with Thanda guests. Mr.Ntshangase and I Read more
Christian Sperka, Thanda Safari’s Resident Wildlife Photographer, put together his October collection of great shots. Read more
It is one of the highlights of any safari to see baby animals. They are attractive, active and sometimes even naughty. Read more
I am not the luckiest field guide when I comes to Leopards. These shy animals love to hide from me and I only get a good sighting every few month.
Well, May 2017 is such a month!
As I drove past one of Thanda Safari’s waterholes I saw an Nyala female running across the road. When I looked into Read more
One would imagine that the appearance of carnivores like Cheetahs would lead to the flight of any herbivores, which are usually on the menu list of big cats.
But the Thanda Safari guests enjoyed a sighting of two Cheetah males ignoring a dazzle of Zebras. Adult Zebras are too large as prey for Cheetahs. These Zebras in turn ignored Read more
Lions are incredible hunters; whilst their group success rate is about 30% they often kill even when not hungry and are fairly indiscriminate. Their immense power and sheer presence have made them a must see for visitors to Africa who will never forget being eye-balled by those penetrating orange eyes. In spite of this (or maybe because of it) Read more