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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Leadwood Villa at Saseka Tented Camp is Now Open!

If you're planning a luxury safari escape with your family or a group of close friends, then you'll want to continue reading :) Leadwood Villa at Saseka Tented Camp has just opened and has been custom built with small groups in mind! What makes the Leadwood Villa so special? Leadwood Villa is part of Saseka but offers a little more in terms of spac...

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Be Advised About Bees at Thornybush Collection

Bees are so important in the environment, that you need more than one kind to do the job! At the Thornybush Collection, we're lucky to have several thriving species of these busy little insects, including carpenter bees and mopane bees. Carpenter Bees These large bees bear a passing resemblance to bumble bees, except they're a lot fluffier. Bumble ...

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