Shaking up the Food Chain – Carnivorous Plants

During your South African safari with the Thornybush Collection you'll discover that there's more to plants than meets the eye. Not only is vegetation capable of fighting back with chemical weapons if need be, some plants take it a step further with an appetite of their own. Eat or Be Eaten Not content with passively extracting nutrients from the s...

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Albert Mnisi – Waterside Lodge's Master of Cocktails

If you go through your South African safari without hearing the statement, "I'm going to make you a surprise", you haven't made the most of your stay at Thornybush Collection's Waterside Lodge . After an active day in the bush and just before you head off on a sunset drive, you simply have to experience the refreshing delights on offer at the lodge...

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Safari Wedding with Thornybush Collection

There's no doubt that a safari wedding is one of the most luxurious and romantic locations in which to get married if you are as much in love with the African bush as you are with your partner to be. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, pristine wilderness and prestigious exclusivity are all a part of the package when you book your wedding with Thornybus...

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Comfort Food Deluxe - Chapungu Tented Bush Camp Oxtail Stew

Comfort is what it's all about when you book a luxury South African Safari with Thornybush Collection. Mealtimes are no exception, and you'll get to dine on a good variety of local dishes as well as familiar favourites. Take this hearty oxtail stew, courtesy of Chapungu Tented Bush Lodge. It's comfort food done to perfection and here's how. Ingredi...

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Sissa Nqwenya at Your Service!

Hailing all the way from neighbouring Zimbabwe, Sissa Nqwenya works as a butler at Chapungu Tented Bush Camp. The Travels of Sissa Sissa was born in a small town across the border named Gweru and completed her schooling in Zimbabwe, before her passion for travel drew her to South Africa. Her first port of call was Hoedspruit, where she gained three...

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The Science of Self-Preservation: Chemical Defence in Plants

During your South African safari with Thornybush Collection, you'll discover more amazing facts about survival than you ever would have imagined. They're not all about the Big Five either. While plants are hardly sentient beings, some of them know their stuff when it comes to beating off the bad guys. Some species have evolved ways to make themselv...

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