Is It True That Elephants Have Graveyards?

Elephant graveyards is the stuff of legend, and the scene of drama in the animated movie, The Lion King, but are they real? Yes, and No. How Did the Idea of an Elephant Graveyard Start? It does happen that you come across carcasses during your game walks and drives on a South African safari. These are usually the work of predators, or nature taking...

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Serondella Lamb Shanks Recipe

Being on a South African safari doesn't mean going without life's little luxuries. On the contrary, you'll find that mealtimes far exceed your expectations during your stay with Thornybush Collection. Here are the secrets behind the delicious lamb shanks served up at Serondella Lodge courtesy of the illustrious Chef Godsave Mnisi. Lamb Shanks For 4...

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Staff Profile – Anna Makhubele, The River Lodge

At Thornybush Collection we believe in making dreams come true. It's not just the safari variety that come to fruition either. Meet Anna Makhubele who is living her dream at The River Lodge. Young Ambitions For as long as she can remember, Anna has wanted to be a chef and learn to prepare exciting, complicated dishes for guests. A dab hand in the k...

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Community Garden Roundup for 2017

We have been having some seriously fantastic sales these last few months! A big THANK YOU goes to our incredible customers for their continued support and faith in the fresh quality produce that we supply. What we've been able to grow What we offer our clients has been quite stable, with varieties such as dill, fennel, garlic chives, marjoram, pere...

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Year-End Message from The Thornybush Collection

As 2017 draws to a close, we can't help but reflect back on what was an incredibly exciting year at the Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection. Ground-breaking Events Without a doubt, the biggest event we celebrated this year was the taking down of the eastern boundary fence, which opens up the Thornybush Nature Reserve to the Timbavati and Greate...

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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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