The Nesting Behaviour of the Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

Nothing speaks of spring in the bushveld like the appearance of the next generation of wildlife. While cubs, fawns, calves and foals may command most of your attention during game drives on your south African safari, you can be sure that there's a newly hatched crop of birds in the wings too. Birds Being Productive Most bird species in Thornybush P...

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Jackalberry Lodge Mocha Cheese Cake

If there's one thing you'll remember from your stay at Thornybush Collection's Jackalberry Lodge , it's the Mocha Cheese Cake. That is, apart from the amazing game drives, luxury accommodation, outstanding hospitality and unique atmosphere. Rich, creamy and sweet, cheesecake is the perfect dessert after a day out in the bush. Now you can invoke mem...

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Thornybush Collection Year-End Message

As 2018 draws to a close, we'd like to take this opportunity to reflect back on some of the Thornybush Collection's highlights for the year, and what we (and you) can look forward to in 2019. Water Crisis The year started off on a difficult note with the drought that had Cape Town in a firm grip, affecting tourism across the entire country. While w...

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Which Came First? The Zebra or the Horse?

It's logical to believe that the zebra is in fact a horse that developed stripes as a means of survival in the wild. However, zebras are no more horses than donkeys (asses) are. While zebras, donkeys and horses, all belong to the equine species, they each have distinct characteristics of their own. Zebras and asses though, are more closely related ...

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Waterside Lodge Beautiful, Berry-ful Cheesecake

Although every mealtime is a celebration of fine dining during your South Africa safari at the Thornybush Collection, you don't need a special occasion to enjoy this delicious cheesecake, courtesy of Waterside Lodge . Here's how to spoil your family and friends with this lush treat any time you like. Waterside Lodge Berry Cheesecake Ingredients: Ma...

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Shaking up the Food Chain – Carnivorous Plants

During your South African safari with the Thornybush Collection you'll discover that there's more to plants than meets the eye. Not only is vegetation capable of fighting back with chemical weapons if need be, some plants take it a step further with an appetite of their own. Eat or Be Eaten Not content with passively extracting nutrients from the s...

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