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Simbambili Corn Chowder with Red Pepper Pureè and Crispy Sweet Potato

Corn, maize, mealies, whatever you choose to call it, this humble vegetable has been a staple food of Africans for thousands of years. Our corn chowder is inspired by this powerhouse of the continent and we invite you to try it out at home, or join us on a chilly winter's evening for the real deal. Ingredients 60g Butter 2 Onions, peeled and cho...

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Glory Mnisi – Service with a song and many smiles

Glory Mnisi has been charming guests at Simbambili Game Lodge since she started her journey with us in 2002. A star is bornGlory was born in the small village of Utah, close to Thornybush Collection, with 5 siblings to keep her company. Her exceptional work ethic stood her in good stead during her school years, and her gregarious nature led her str...

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The Wonders of a Winter Safari

Everything has its time in the bush and the winter season is our busiest. While the weather cannot put a damper on the exceptional experiences that we offer at Thornybush Collection, there are several reasons why many of our guests prefer to visit during the winter months.Moderate TemperaturesWith an average midday temperature of 23°C,...

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Solifugae – The Shade Seekers of the Savannah

Solifugae are one of the most maligned creatures you may be lucky enough to come across on your South African safari. Also known as sun spiders or wind scorpions, solifugae are neither. They actually belong in a genus of their own and are anatomically different from both other arachnids. The Latin term Solifugae means 'flee from the s...

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Welcoming the Wildlife in - Insect Hotels

Hospitality is close to our hearts at Thornybush Collection and it extends well beyond our lodges. Read on to see how we plan to make insects feel right at home in the heart of our community gardens. Nature already provides all sorts of unplanned insect hotels within our area, and now is the perfect time for us to create some beautiful ones in th...

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Moses 'Mfundla' Khoza

Moses Khoza has been part of the team at Thornybush Collection since January 2013. Read on to find out more about this iconic character, what his special talent is, and why he insists on being called the 'hare'. Tracker TrainingMoses started his bushveld adventures at the Londolozi Tracking Academy in 2001. This highly-regarded traini...

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