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Why an African Safari Should be on Your Bucket List

A bucket list – do you have one? If you're asking what it is, then you must have missed the 2007 blockbuster movie of the same name. Basically, a bucket list is a list of all the things your soul craves to do. Often, sadly, it's personal tragedy which reminds us of our bucket list, and gives us the motivation to start checking off the things we've ...

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Tuna Tartare Salad

Our chefs have got all the options covered when it comes to healthy refreshing summer time meals. Read on to discover the secrets behind our delectable Tuna Tartare Salad starter.Tuna Tartare salad is a light and tasty low-guilt starter that sets the scene for the decadence to follow at Thornybush Collection. Here's how it's done.Ingre...

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Tempting Thornybush Tiramisu

It's not all about new and exciting experiences when you visit Thornybush Collection. Sometimes our chefs haul out the old favourites too – only better. Read on for our take on Tiramisu and see if you can replicate it at home. Boudoir Biscuit TiramisuIngredients250ml Strong black coffee65ml Brandy or Kahlua coffee liqueur200g Packet Bo...

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Guest Question: Is that a Water buffalo?

It's an easy mistake to make. It's a buffalo and it's wallowing in the mud. However, the African buffalo has several very different characteristics from its domesticated Asian relative.Untamed and DangerousThe water buffalo has been serving the interests of mankind since about 5 000 years ago. It has ploughed paddies and pulled carts a...

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Meet the smiling chef of Thornybush Collection – Maria Kgohloane

Maria Kgohloane is one of those individuals who just really loves her job. Hailing from the small village of The Oaks, not far from Thornybush Collection, Maria grew up as part of a family of 7. As the oldest, she spent much of her time helping her mother to care for her siblings. Discovering her love for cookingMaria's hand was alwa...

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"How Old is That Giraffe?" and Other Tall Stories

The giraffe is one the most common animals of the African bush and it's easy to take them for granted. They really are very interesting creatures and a natural wonder all in themselves. Their extra-long legs and neck, patchwork hides and knobbly horns make them an enigma of the bushveld. As a result, our guests always have plenty of questions abou...

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