Mandela Day 2018 at the Thornybush Community Gardens

On July 18th, to commemorate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday – the Thornybush Community Gardens put a project into motion which focuses on educating a local Scout Troupe, about growing their own food, as well as building a sustainable income in a community effected by poverty. We had over 200 volunteers come and lend a hand as we built the infrastr...

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Saseka Tented Camp – The Thornybush Collections Newest Offering!

In early 2019, the Thornybush Collection will be opening the doors of its newest luxury tented camp – Saseka Tented Camp. This camp will have eight luxury tents sleeping two people each and a larger Leadwood Villa, which will accommodate four adults in two tents with a central entertainment area – perfect for small groups or a family. Each tent has...

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Lending a Helping Hand – Sierra Nevada College

Every year, Thornybush Collection welcomes volunteer students from Sierra Nevada College (SNC) near Lake Tahoe, Nevada with great enthusiasm. These hard-working young people have been visiting Thornybush Private Game Lodge for the past 6 years as part of their Service Learning Program. Each year, the team leader works with the lodge staff to identi...

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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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