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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Promoting Excellence in Field Guiding, From Any Age...

When you visit any of the lodges in The Thornybush Collection feel free to ask your guide about the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). All of our guides are qualified members of the association and The Thornybush Collection is a proud Corporate Member of FGASA. FGASA Promotes a standard of excellence through; Promoting the develop...

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The Makings of a Thornybush Collection Tracker

When you stay at one of Thornybush Collections luxury safari camps, you will get to take part in early morning and evening game drives with an experienced game guide. To heighten the experience one of our Thornybush trackers will always ride shotgun with your game guide, his (or her) sharp eyes ensuring that you get the most from your outing, with ...

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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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