Christmas and New Year in South Africa

Quite a few people have asked me how I spend my Christmas and New Year at Thanda. The answer is simple: Working…

This is one of the busiest times of the year at a game reserve as many guests want to spend a special “Wildlife” Christmas or New Year.

But  – as I enjoy being in the bush and guiding people in this beautiful Big Five reserve – working over the holidays is not a sacrifice.

Yesterday I went with two guest families to the Elephant interaction at Bayete Game Reserve. This is one of the regular excursion we do with our guests. Everyone enjoyed interacting with Rambo, Rachel and Jabulani. These three “semi-wild” Elephants which roam freely on the game reserve show up every day for their “human interaction”.

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I hope all of you enjoy the festive season, wherever you are!



6 Replies to “Christmas and New Year in South Africa”

  1. What an Awesome place to be!!Great interaction there. One thing couldn’t the elephants step right over the fencing if they wanted too?Have a Great One too!

  2. Sounds like a great way to spend Christmas and New Years … with the elephants! Great pictures. The people on the tour are very lucky to have you!

  3. Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. We are enjoying you posts and the wonderful pictures. Bud and Shirley Johnson

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Merry Christmas Christian. We miss you but glad to see you are having such an amazing adventure.

  5. Wishing you a great and Blessed New Year ahead! Looks and sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying your adventurous new career. Enjoy the photos and I have been passing them on to many new Sperka enthusiasts. Kirk

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