Buttermilk Cake with Candied Popcorn Recipe

You won't have to look for reasons to celebrate during your South African safari with Thornybush Collection, but if the occasion does arise on your return home, here's a winning recipe for you. This party-popping culinary eye candy, courtesy of Simbambili Lodge , will impress your dinner party guests or jzeush up any family celebration. The outcome...

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The Voice of Simbambili – My Girl

You can't miss Thandiwe Mnisi, aka My Girl, during your visit to Simbambili . She's the rock star heading up the choir come dinner time. You also have her to thank for the good order of your accommodations during your stay. Thandiwe is the head honcho of housekeeping at Simbambili and has been with us since 1998. Humble Beginnings She was born and ...

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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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