Keeping up with the Waterside field guides- Enock Themba

One of the highlights of any South African safari is taking a guided game drive with an experienced field guide to fill you in on the ways of the wild. This is just one of the exceptional experiences you'll get to enjoy at Waterside Lodge , under the auspices of experienced field guide Enock Themba. Enock Themba was born and raised in the Mpumalang...

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Celebration Baby Marrow Ribbon Salad with Cheese and Onion Focaccia Bread

Every day spent on a South African safari with Thornybush Collection is a celebration, but this dish lends itself best to summer soirees and sunset drinks. It's all part of the package when you visit Waterside Lodge . Celebration Baby Marrow Ribbon Salad Ingredients 45ml Olive oil 30ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice 5ml Fresh lemon zest 10ml Dried or...

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Empowering People at the Thornybush Community Projects

We'd like to introduce you to Keysman Nkuna! Keysman is a 28-year-old go-getter from Dixie village. His dream was to become an entrepreneur and work for himself, in which field though, he was not sure. He had never pictured himself in farming but he jumped at the opportunity to assist us with the Hananani school food garden in April 2018. The garde...

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Thornybush Lodge's Spiced Steak & Green Bean Salad with Mint Dressing

When you're catering for guests during their South African safari, it pays to be versatile and here's a recipe that fits the bill. You can use whatever kind of meat you prefer to make this delicious main course salad. Chicken, lamb, beef and even venison all work well in this fresh salad. Non-meat-eaters can use mushrooms, tofu or brinjal instead. ...

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Meet Thornybush Game Lodge's Thomas Matowerenyi

Thomas Matowerenyi is the senior sous chef at Thornybush Lodge , with over 15 years of experience under his apron. Find out more about this enigmatic team member. In the Beginning Thomas was born in Soweto's Baragwanath Hospital, but his earliest memories are of growing up in the Honde Valley in Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands. He grew up savouring th...

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Do You Know Your Mongoose from Your Meerkat?

What has 4 legs, a long tail and is often seen sitting upright surveying the lie of the land? A mongoose, or a meerkat? Despite their similarities, these two animals are quite different, let's see how. The easiest way to tell whether you are looking at a mongoose or meerkat is your location. Meerkats are most commonly found in deserts or other semi...

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