Building a Better Future at Hananani Primary School

The Hananani Primary School, one of our community projects , will soon be getting a major overhaul! Thanks to Andersen Construction (a building company from the USA), the school will be getting two new shipping container classrooms! Plus all the existing classrooms will be given a face-lift, with a new coat of paint, gutters, water-tanks to harvest...

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Meatballs with Broccoli, Bacon and Beetroot Salad

It's a bit of tongue twister, but Serondella Lodge's boerie, bacon, beetroot and broccoli feast is a treat for your taste buds during your stay at Thornybush Collection. Here's how it's done. Boerewors Meatballs Ingredients: 450g Boerewors sausage 45ml Fine breadcrumbs 15m Canola or olive oil 3 Spring onions, chopped 2 Garlic cloves, chopped 1 or 2...

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Pest-Catcher Extraordinaire - Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko

Many of us think of the eerily translucent, wide-eyed type of lizard when we hear the word gecko. However, the gecko infra-order is one of the largest in the order of lizards, with 1 500 different types identified. How do you Know You're Looking at a Gecko? The main difference between geckos and other lizards is that many types of gecko cannot blin...

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On the Trail with Jeffrey Mabasa

During a South African safari with Thornybush Collection, it's easy to fantasize about moving to the bush permanently and leaving daily life far behind. However, it's not the kind of lifestyle for everyone. That said, when you're a man (or woman) of the bush you just know. So it was for Jeffrey Mabasa of Serondella Lodge . This young man only neede...

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Saving the South African Leopard

The leopard is Africa's most beautiful cat and a sought-after sighting on any South African safari. Your best chance of seeing one is on a game drive with Thornybush Collection, but this could all change soon. More Than Elusive Leopards are a popular sighting because of their incredible beauty, rarity and power. Unfortunately, their scarcity is not...

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Monwana's Diabetic Friendly Rusks

At Thornybush Collection we love to spoil all our guests while they enjoy their South African safari, regardless of their dietary needs. Here's one of our favourite recipes that gets our diabetic guests in a rapture. In fact, all our guests love these tasty bites. Ingredients 200ml Finely chopped dates (125g) 125ml Water 2ml Bicarbonate of soda 25m...

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