The Thornybush Community Projects and World Food Day 2019

October 16th is World Food Day, where people from around the globe will be uniting to raise awareness around food scarcity and how climate change affects food production and distribution. Through this awareness and the discussions which arise, the Food and Agriculture Organisation fo the United Nations (FAO), hopes that goals to build a Zero Hunger...

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Thornybush Community Projects

The Thornybush Collection is dedicated to making sure that we uplift, empower and invest in the local communities which surround the lodges, and where the majority of our staff come from. At any given time we're involved in a number of different projects, many of which you can actually see first-hand if you're on safari with us, through our communi...

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Nomsa Mathebula – Pastry Chef at River Lodge

When you embark on a South African safari at the intimate River Lodge , you'll get to enjoy hearty meals crafted from the freshest ingredients. You can also indulge in a range of sweet pastries, cakes and desserts courtesy of Nomsa Mathebula, one of Thornybush Collection's experienced chefs. An Early Introduction to South African Safaris Nomsa is b...

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Proudly South African Safari Food

Amazing food is part of the deal when you enjoy a South African safari with Thornybush Collection, and we pride ourselves on presenting a range of dishes with a local touch. These are some of the things you can expect during your visit. Or alternatively, try them out at home thanks to the recipes published on our blog. Bobotie The origins of boboti...

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How to Celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa

Heritage Day, which takes place on 24 September every year, is one of South Africa's most celebrated official public holidays. Although it's a day that acknowledges every culture of the Rainbow Nation, the focus is mainly on those elements that have become uniquely South African. These aspects are so ingrained in the South African way of life that ...

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Saseka's Date and Nut Energy Bars

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Saseka Tented Camp's pastry chef, Megan Barclay, and is the furthest thing from shop-bought energy bars that you'll ever see. It's packed with feel-good kilojoules that will give you go all day long, and is a top hit among our guests at the Thornybush Collection. Here's how it's done. Date and Nut Energy Bars 175...

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