Creating the Ultimate Gin Bar

Gin is on the upswing wherever you go in the world, and we've really embraced this latest trend at The Thornybush Collection. The good old G&T has been used as a defence against malaria since the time of the great white hunters, so it fits in perfectly with the out of Africa experiences you'll enjoy while staying with us. It's the perfect count...

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Chapungu Lemon Garlic Chicken with Cucumber Salad

For many of our international guests that visit Thornybush Collection, the South African safari seems to be in a state of eternal summer when compared to the chilly climate of home, no matter what the season. That means refreshing light lunches are the order of the day even in the middle of winter around these parts. Now, you too can get a taste of...

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Women's Day – Celebrating the Female Form

Every year on 9 August, South Africa takes time to recognise the role of women in South Africa's historical struggles, as well as the important role they play in powering our society. In conservation, women have often played an integral role in bringing animal struggles to the world stage. Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai and Dian Fossey are world-fam...

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Meet Precious Ndlovu – Manager at Chapungu Tented Camp

We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent when it comes to our employees at Thornybush Collection. Yet, there will always be the few individuals that stand out. Precious Ndlovu is one of these people helping to make our guests South African safaris extra special. Keeping it Local As far as possible, we like to employ people from our neighbouring ...

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Celebrate World Lion Day and World Elephant Day with Thornybush Collection

World Lion Day (August 10th) and World Elephant Day (August 12th) celebrate two of the icons behind South African safaris. They're the two animals that take pride of place on anybody's game viewing checklist, but they're also of utmost importance to us at Thornybush Collection. Lions and Elephants at Thornybush Collection Elephants are a joy to obs...

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Mandela Day Celebrations

Every year in South Africa, we celebrate the birth of the man who ushered our country into the modern age way back in 1994. Nelson Mandela (born July 18th, 1918) may have left us in 2013 but his legacy lives on and we still look to his example to negotiate the inevitable obstacles that have come with our modern times. One of the many initiatives th...

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