Celebrate World Lion Day and World Elephant Day with Thornybush Collection

World Lion Day (August 10th) and World Elephant Day (August 12th) celebrate two of the icons behind South African safaris. They're the two animals that take pride of place on anybody's game viewing checklist, but they're also of utmost importance to us at Thornybush Collection. Lions and Elephants at Thornybush Collection Elephants are a joy to obs...

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Mandela Day Celebrations

Every year in South Africa, we celebrate the birth of the man who ushered our country into the modern age way back in 1994. Nelson Mandela (born July 18th, 1918) may have left us in 2013 but his legacy lives on and we still look to his example to negotiate the inevitable obstacles that have come with our modern times. One of the many initiatives th...

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Jackalberry Lodge - Lucy Mabunda at your service

When you visit Thornybush Collection's Jackalberry Lodge you'll be party to a luxury experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Part of this treat is the privilege of having a butler at your service to see to your every need. Lucy Mabunda is one of these uniquely service-oriented employees that holds this esteemed title. Our butlers are the...

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Hananani Primary School's Multi-Use Sports Courts

The multi-use sports courts at Hananani Primary , one of the schools that the Thornybush Community Projects supports, have had a brand new face-lift thanks to a very generous donation by just one individual! How the courts first started First installed in 2013 thanks to the National Lottery, the aim was to introduce new sports to the school (volley...

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Simbambili's Pioneer, Sculler and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire – Laiza Ndubane

Laiza Ndubane has been with Simbambili since before Simbambili was here. She started with Thornybush Collection in 1997 and was one of the first workers employed to help clear the brush and rehabilitate the environment in the area where the camp now stands. Once things were up and running, she tried out several positions around the camps with Thorn...

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The Dwarf Mongoose - Small and Fierce

The diminutive dwarf mongoose, Helogale parvula , belongs to the animal order feliformia , which consists of small cat-like animals like meerkats, mongoose, civets , and hyenas . They're handsome little creatures with a rich uniform brown pelt which varies from fawn to dark chestnut depending on the individual. An adult dwarf mongoose rarely weighs...

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