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Staff Profile: Martha's Story

Meet Martha. At first glance she looks like another top class chef from one of Thornybush Collection's luxurious South African Safari Lodges; but there's more to Martha than meets the eye.Early LifeMartha Nanana Tjie was born in Belfast, Mpumalanga, where she spent most of her childhood. She was the last born of her siblings and faced ...

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Teenagers on Safari

Sometimes you need to disconnect in order to reconnect with your children. In today's technology-driven world, this is definitely the case and a South African safari is the perfect place to start.Step Away from the PhoneIf you've been pulling out all the plugs trying to get your teenager away from their mobile device/s, a safari holida...

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Recipe: Butternut Salad

A garden-fresh salad is always a refreshingly good idea on the hot days of a South African safari. Enjoy the tastes of summer in your own home with this delicious beetroot and butternut salad recipe from Thornybush Collection. Ingredients: 500g Butternut, peeled and cut into chunks 1 Splash of sunflower oil 50g Pumpkin seeds 50g Sunf...

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5 Reasons an African Safari is the Perfect Romantic Getaway

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, people are hard at work trying to find the best possible romantic gesture for loved ones. Sometimes, just a dinner out or some quality time will do – but every now and then a grander gesture is in order and an African Safari is the perfect option!Below we've listed 5 reasons why a safari mak...

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Meet Godsave Mnisi - Chef at Serondella Game Lodge

Godsave Mnisi is at your service when you visit Serondella Game Lodge as part of your booking with the Thornybush Collection.This talented chef has been spoiling South African safari guests with awesome eats for the last 11 years and is one of the most senior and trusted members of staff at this intimate lodge.Exclusive ExperiencesSero...

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Guest Questions - What is the difference between ants and termites?

One of the joys of a South African Safari is discovering a new appreciation for the little things in nature. Guests begin to see insects in a new light and one of the questions we answer often concerns two common household pests.The Difference Between Ants and TermitesBoth of these tiny animals have an important role to play in nature....

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