The Shy Five – Toning it Down a Notch

Once you've stayed with us at Thornybush Collection for a few days, you are likely to have ticked the Big Five off your list already. That means it's time for the real challenges to begin. Your South African safari isn't complete until you've at least tried to track down the Shy Five too. No guarantees, though, some of these creatures make leopards...

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Wild Shots Outreach Program Visits Thornybush Collection

The autumn months at Thornybush Private Game Reserve are a beautiful time for photographers to visit, with falling leaves and winter-flowering species starting to bloom. The animals are also moving close to water sources from their lush summer habitats. This May, the reserve was privileged to host a group of young photographers from the Wild Shots ...

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Chapungu Tented Camp dishes up succulent Roast Sirloin Steak

When you visit Thornybush Collection during your South African safari, every day is special. As such, you deserve a great meal at the end of every day. What could be better than a succulent sirloin steak smothered in a tasty marinade and roasted to its tender best? In South Africa, sirloin steak is cut from the upper middle of the animal's back, in...

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Guest Question – Can Hippo's Swim?

Hippos are the second largest land mammals after elephants and can weigh several tons when fully grown. They spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in water and emerge in the evening to graze on the shore. So, it would seem logical that they are good swimmers. What is Swimming? It's difficult to guess what's going on underwater when these huge beasts...

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5 Reasons Why a South African Safari is Great for Family Bonding

If you are planning a family vacation, turn your sights away from the gorgeous beaches and exciting cities of South Africa for a moment and consider this. A Safari is The Ideal Break from Routine During our daily lives, we are all so engrossed in what we must accomplish each day, that there's no time left for anything, let alone communicating with ...

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Giants of Africa – The African Land Snail

In Africa, we like to do things on a grand scale and you're sure to find that out during a safari with Thornybush Collection. Huge elephants, generously large portions come meal time and over-the-top luxury are just some of the things that amaze our guests during a visit here. We also have snails - huge ones. The Giant African land snail is one of ...

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