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The Voice of Simbambili – My Girl

You can't miss Thandiwe Mnisi, aka My Girl, during your visit to Simbambili. She's the rock star heading up the choir come dinner time. You also have her to thank for the good order of your accommodations during your stay.Thandiwe is the head honcho of housekeeping at Simbambili and has been with us since 1998.Humble BeginningsShe was ...

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Guest Question – Why Do Giraffes Chew Bones?

Picture this, you're out on a game drive during your South African safari and you come across a herd of giraffe. Most of them are contentedly munching on camel thorn leaves but one of the herd appears to be chewing on an old bone. There must be a reason, and here it is.Nutritional NecessitiesGiraffe can consume up to 34 kilograms of fo...

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Beat the Heat with Thornybush Collection's Salad Selection

A light, refreshing midday meal is the perfect match for a hot African day. Even during a winter safari in South Africa, you'll find that things can get a little heated during the day time, especially if you're visiting from abroad. Our avocado and chicken salad and beetroot salad hit the sweet spot every time with our guests at luncht...

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Candice Grover -Community Project Manager

Candice Grover has been working as project manager for our community upliftment team at Simbambili since the beginning of 2018. Find out more about this dynamic member of our team and what makes her tick.TravelsBorn in South Africa, Candice relocated to the UK with her family at an early age. She spent her formative years in the UK whe...

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Vultures and Their Fascination for Dead Trees

Thanks to their association with death, carrion and other unpleasantries, vultures get a bad rap. Their penchant for perching aloft on dead trees doesn't help this image either. Why do they do this? Thornybush Collection has the answers and it's not for effect.Vultures and SurvivalAll kinds of vultures perform a vital function cleaning up the bush ...

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Doctor Mbhanyisi is in the House at Monwana Lodge

It's clear from his name that Doctor Mbhanyisi's parents may have had other plans for their son when he was Christened. However, this experienced game ranger succumbed to a love of the bush at a young age and thankfully for us and our guests, ended up at Monwana Lodge instead.Early LifeDoctor Mbhanyisi was born in Utah, a small rural c...

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