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"How Old is That Giraffe?" and Other Tall Stories

The giraffe is one the most common animals of the African bush and it's easy to take them for granted. They really are very interesting creatures and a natural wonder all in themselves. Their extra-long legs and neck, patchwork hides and knobbly horns make them an enigma of the bushveld. As a result, our guests always have plenty of questions abou...

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Update on Hananani Community Garden

At The Thornybush Collection, our community gardens are close to our heart and we are very proud to announce that work on the new palisade fence around the Hananani Food Garden is finally finished.Expanding Our OfferingThis long awaited addition has allowed us to double the size of our vegetable gardens, with plenty of room for further...

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True Colours of Spring

When it comes to game viewing, winter is definitely the time for a South African safari, but spring provides food for the soul that just can't be matched. These 3 short months are simply stunning in every way. New BeginningsIt may sound like a cliché but in our neck of the thorny scrub, spring really does herald the start of things. Co...

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Duo of Desserts

Just like you can never get enough game sightings on your South African safari, at Thornybush Collection we believe you can never have enough pudding. So, without further ado, here are two of our delightful desserts for you to try at home.Panna Cotta with Berry CompoteIngredients 250ml (8fl oz.) Milk 1x10g sachet (3tsp) Powdered Gelati...

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Mmapule Mokoena

Mmapule Mokoena is part of the team at Monwana Lodge who are responsible for sharing some of their delicious kitchen secrets with us every month. Read on to find out more about the recipes that she developed for her own success.On The Way UpMmapule has been with Thornybush Collection for over 17 years, since she first joined us behind the scenes in...

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Supreme Stargazing at Thornybush Collection

When the lights go out at Thornybush Collection you're in for a glittering surprise. The amazement doesn't end with game drives and boma braais when you stay with us. After Dark ActivitiesIn general, South Africa presents wonderful opportunities to see the night sky from a new angle, but out in the wide open bush is where you will fi...

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