Book Review

For the German speakers among you: My book ‘Thanda Cats’ has been reviewed very positively on the Swiss photo news site www.fotointern.ch by Urs Tillmann. Have a look!

The book is available at the Thanda Safari curio shops or can be ordered online https://sperka.info/thandacats/.

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147 birds …

3rd Thanda Safari Birding Weekend

Everything went very well, even if some of our Lions turned today’s net setup into a bit of a challenge .

The guests had a great time experiencing many different bird species close up and personal.

The weekend’s final capture, ringing and release statistics: 32 species / 147 birds!

We are already looking forward to our next ‘bird ringing weekend’.

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3rd Thanda Safari Birding Weekend

We had a very successful first bird ringing day of the 3rd Thanda Safari Birding Weekend. 53 birds (15 species) were ringed and our guests enjoyed releasing them back into the wild. And we even got a new species for our bird list: The Green Twinspot. For tomorrow the nets are set up in the Thanda savanna area. More pictures to follow soon…

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Birds, birds, birds, …

My tracker Bheki is watching James finishing the net setup for tomorrow’s ‘bird ringing’ at Thanda Safari. All of our guests will enjoy seeing the birds close up and release them back into the wild after the birds been ringed (with information for research projects at Captetown University). More pictures to come …

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DIFFICULT START

From time to time a game drive can have a difficult start if one of Thanda’s Elephant villa decides to have a snack in the driveway to the Lodge. But our guests enjoyed observing this gentle giant for a quite a while.

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WINTER COLORS

Mountain Aloe flowers display the most magnificent orange color as they are flowering in the South African winter.

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MONDAY GREETINGS …

… from a young male Elephant using a branch broken off a tree 😊

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Little Lions

LITTLE LIONS are one of my favorite photography subjects. These two did a synchronized walk for my photo shoot 😊

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THICK-TAILED BUSHBABY

The THICK-TAILED BUSHBABY, also know as Brown Thick-tailed Galago, is one of six primate species in South Africa. Can you name the other five?

PS: This is the only picture I was ever able to take of this very shy creature in the wild.

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