Zulu for Guests :-)

Learn a bit of Zulu …..

Thanda Faces

Our guests enjoy getting to know our staff along with their Zulu culture during their stay with us just as much as spotting the wildlife! We are regularly being asked for the Zulu translation for everyday words such as hello and thank you and have drawn up a list as a reminder for those who have recently visited. We thought it may also be of interest to those who may soon be staying with us:

Hello –Sawubona
Thank you – Ngiyabonga
Delicious – Kumnandi
Beautiful – Muhle
Good – Kuhle
Go well – Hambakahle
We are happy – Sijabule
May I please have this – Ngicela lokhu
How are you – Unjani
Sleep well – Lala kahle
See you tomorrow – Sobonana kusasa
Spoil your self – Zithokozise or Zijabulise
Good choice – Ukhethe kahle
Lion – Bubesi
Elephant – Ndlovu
Buffalo – Nyathi
White Rhino – Nkombe
Black Rhino…

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I do not really like to work at night with artificial light. But sometimes this sort of light creates a very special mood. Using a diffusing filter on Bheki’s strong spotlight I was able to take a portrait of this Lion cub. The soft widely spread light through the filter is not too hard on the young eyes and we only use it for a few moments during the photo shoot. The rest of the time we use a red-light filter.

This night photo-session was part of two game drives of wildlife photography lessons. At Thanda it is possible to book a “Photography Private Safari Vehicle” which includes me as the wildlife photography instructor. My student on this evening game drive enjoyed her night-light lesson very much!