Meet Valentine – Monwana Lodge's Barman

If you've stayed at Monwana Lodge and enjoyed a refreshing G&T or pre-dinner cocktail, then you would have come across Valentine Zitha – Monwana Lodge's barman, who and has been working at the lodge for nearly a decade. Early Years Lodge life has always stood out for Valentine - both his parents worked on a game reserve close to Hoedspruit and ...

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Travel Advisory: Traveling to South Africa with Minors

On Friday, November 8th Home Affairs Minister Aoron Motsoaledi signed a directive that allows foreign children entering South Africa, to not have to carry any supporting documentation besides their passports. This comes as a huge relief since traveling to South Africa with minor children required parents to, in addition to the child's passport, als...

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Caramelised Red Onion & Goat's Cheese Tartlet with Fresh Rocket & a Balsamic Glaze

No matter which one of our lodges you visit, you're bound to experience only the very best that we have to offer. Waterside Lodge may not be part of our Premium Collection, but you'll get to enjoy the same standard of hospitality and wonderful cuisine at both kinds of accommodation. One of the fancier dishes you can look forward to at Waterside Lod...

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The Welcoming Face of Waterside Lodge – Nandipha Damane

Nandipha Damane, is a relatively new but exceptionally friendly face at Thornybush Collection's Waterside Lodge, having started at this luxurious safari camp in May 2018. She's one of the first people you'll meet when you arrive at reception to check-in. Waterside Lodge is part of our Classic Collection of lodges, holding pride of place alongside a...

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Lemon Posset à la River Lodge

Our chefs at River Lodge know when to put on the Ritz and when to keep it simple, and summertime is the perfect opportunity to tone things down with quick and easy dishes to delight our guests. Here's the magic formula for lemon posset, one of our favourite desserts after a long day out in the bush. Lemon Posset Zest of 4 lemons 225ml Lemon Juice 2...

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The Thornybush Community Projects and World Food Day 2019

October 16th is World Food Day, where people from around the globe will be uniting to raise awareness around food scarcity and how climate change affects food production and distribution. Through this awareness and the discussions which arise, the Food and Agriculture Organisation fo the United Nations (FAO), hopes that goals to build a Zero Hunger...

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