Thornhill Safari Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThornhill Safari Lodge Hoedspruit
Absolutely loved it, the food was great, the people were really good to hang out with and taught me a lot about the bush. The room I stayed in was very clean and comfortable, with excellent service the whole time. We had all sort of animals wandering around the lodge during the day and night, including Giraffe, Zebra and a Spotted Ginet!
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... and not for hunting or zoos. The breeding process is hilarious. The females are in enclosures as they are solitary animals. Therefore, when they plan to breed they send the male cheetahs into an area on the other side of the enclosures called 'lovers lane'. When the male finds a girl he is interested in he lays down by the fence and if she is interested she will lie on her back on the other side of the fence. They then allow him cautiously in to ...
... and a dung beetle rolling it’s ball of dung. Around the small watering holes, some of the bushes have a white nest that we thought were made by birds but they are made by frogs. The frogs use their spit to make up a foam that they use to build the enclosure where the eggs are laid. This is to ensure that no predators eat the eggs. When the tadpoles hatch, they drop into the water below. As we all have our heads down looking at the little things, ...
... a day earlier as we came across another pride of lions that had been more successful in their hunt. Each safari drive brought its own unique adventure, and Jason soon came to the mistaken belief that he had earned the title of junior ranger. This was brought on in no small part by Jason’s spotting of what he thought to be a hippo in a watering pond. Unfortunately, Kim had no qualms with informing Jason that what he ...
... Gomo Private Game Reserve spending one night on route.Matthew took over the driving and later to our relief the road was quiet as suddenly he cursed at the car driving towards him on HIS side of the road - very close I might add - as at the last moment he realised he wasn't in Norway but Africa. Phew
On this road we encountered a herd of giraffes enjoying the heat of the ashpalt.
... diplomatic, it's cowardly but still, everybody loves us!" We set out on our afternoon drive and immediately spotted six giraffe eating and one lone zebra hanging around them. I knew they were tall but it's not until you really see them walking around and reaching up into trees to eat that I really appreciated how incredible they are. They might be in the running for my new favorite animal. Rex told us they lay down when thy sleep but don't put their necks down! ...