KwaMbili Game lodge - Thornybush - Greater Kruger Area - South Africa
i Kudos for everything,  especially tracking two leopards!  Thanks also to the cooks for such great food! - Frank & Carol i Best marks for everything and everybody, although it spoilt our usual backpackers budget! But it was definitely the best decision we made in our holiday! - Ulrike & Sepp i We enjoyed the evening and morning safari with Edde, Richard and Eric and especially the close!! encounter with three rhinos will last a lifetime.  - Guest Names i This is Paradise, We dont want to leave, everything is perfect! The atmosphere, people, food and animals. Thank you for everything!. - Naite & Werner i It was very lekker! Great adventure, food and service! All our expectations have been exceeded. Good Luck to all of you. Best - Jim & Julie Read More

Ranger Report


Over the past days we have seen almost as much in and around KwaMbili Lodge itself as out on game drive! ...



Pangolin and cheetah

Date Posted: 2014-06-05

We had a wonderful sighting of a pangolin the other night, This is great news as pangolins are extremely rare to see! They are endangered little mammals and unfortunately they are being killed in Africa to supply the high demand in Asia for their scales. They are slow moving and rely on curling into a protective ball when threatened. We are protecting them along with all our other animals in Thornybush.

We came across a female cheetah recently and discovered she was on a impala kill. The air around a cheetah kill is always tense and because these cats are outranked by many other larger predators, it is a fact that this female may be chased off her kill at any stage, especially once the carcass has been opened. She had already eaten most of the rump and was content with herself lying down very close to the kill, and did not look too worried at all! absolutely amazing encounter. Later that afternoon, we heard that she had been chased away by hyena and survived!

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