Guest Question – Do Warthogs Eat Meat?

Yes, warthogs do eat meat, but they don't hunt it down like lions and other predators do. Warthogs are omnivorous like all members of the genus Sus i.e. the pig family. This means that while they prefer a vegetable diet, they will scavenge meat on occasion. This has less to do with being gluttonous than it has to do with survival. Adapted to Thrive...

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Meet Chef Caroline Chabangu

Life's too short not to eat cake and at Thornybush Collection we believe in making the most of it, especially while you're on your South African safari. That's why we have Caroline Chabangu on our team at Chapungu Tented Camp . This passionate and enthusiastic chef sees to it that there's no shortage of delicious treats for guests at this lodge. In...

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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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