Guest Question – Why Do Giraffes Chew Bones?

Picture this, you're out on a game drive during your South African safari and you come across a herd of giraffe. Most of them are contentedly munching on camel thorn leaves but one of the herd appears to be chewing on an old bone. There must be a reason, and here it is. Nutritional Necessities Giraffe can consume up to 34 kilograms of foliage a day...

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Beat the Heat with Thornybush Collection's Salad Selection

A light, refreshing midday meal is the perfect match for a hot African day. Even during a winter safari in South Africa, you'll find that things can get a little heated during the day time, especially if you're visiting from abroad. Our avocado and chicken salad and beetroot salad hit the sweet spot every time with our guests at lunchtime. They're ...

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Candice Grover -Community Project Manager

Candice Grover has been working as project manager for our community upliftment team at Simbambili since the beginning of 2018. Find out more about this dynamic member of our team and what makes her tick. Travels Born in South Africa, Candice relocated to the UK with her family at an early age. She spent her formative years in the UK where she was ...

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Vultures and Their Fascination for Dead Trees

Thanks to their association with death, carrion and other unpleasantries, vultures get a bad rap. Their penchant for perching aloft on dead trees doesn't help this image either. Why do they do this? Thornybush Collection has the answers and it's not for effect. Vultures and Survival All kinds of vultures perform a vital function cleaning up the bus...

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Doctor Mbhanyisi is in the House at Monwana Lodge

It's clear from his name that Doctor Mbhanyisi's parents may have had other plans for their son when he was Christened. However, this experienced game ranger succumbed to a love of the bush at a young age and thankfully for us and our guests, ended up at Monwana Lodge instead. Early Life Doctor Mbhanyisi was born in Utah, a small rural community cl...

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Bobotie – Traditional SA Comfort Food

Comfort is what it's all about when you enjoy a South African safari at Thornybush Collection's Monwana Lodge . This luxury extends to the five-star food served here. Relive this flavourful experience by creating one of South Africa's most heart-warming dishes to share with family and friends back at home. Bobotie Ingredients 1kg Minced lamb or bee...

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