Ring in nature at the award-winning Thanda Safari Lodge this April


Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari is thrilled to announce yet another ‘weekend with a difference’ at Thanda. A Birding Weekend – the second Bird Ringing exercise – with James Rawdon, the well-known South African zoologist and
an ornithologist will take place from Friday 9 – Sunday 11 April 2021.

James Rawdon, who loves sharing his passion for birds obtained his bird-ringing license in 2012 and has been ringing birds at various sites in and around KwaZulu-Natal ever since.

His favourite birds originally included raptors and owls, but ringing opened a new vision, and now having conducted more than 200 ringing sessions ringing over 6 000 birds of about 270 different species, many more birds are on his list of favourites!

“Bird ringing allows you to see the birds up close,” says Rawdon, “and it provides a wonderful opportunity to teach children and adults about birds, conservation and the preservation of their natural resources”.

And what better environment for this wonderful opportunity than Thanda Safari, a 5-star private game reserve, set in ancient land steeped in Zulu history in the northern reaches of Zululand, KwaZulu Natal where the Great Rift Valley meets the Lebombo Mountains, and home to more than 400 different bird species.

A Weekend with James Rawdon

  • Date: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 April 2021
  • Price: R2 995 per person sharing per night

Package includes:

  • Accommodation – two nights double occupancy at the luxurious Thanda Tented Camp (spacious safari-style tents, each with a private viewing deck and en-suite bathroom)
  • Two game drives daily with guide and tracker
  • Bird Ringing exercise (Saturday and Sunday morning – each guest will get to spend time with James and the Thanda Wildlife team)
  • All meals
  • Selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, spirits and beers)

Excluded: conservation levy of R200 per person per stay, gratuities and all items of a personal nature.

Terms and conditions apply. Thanda Safari is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a multiple winner of The World’s Leading Luxury Lodge award, ranked as one of the 20 Top Resorts in South Africa in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Awards, and the 2020 World Travel Awards: World’s Leading Luxury Private Villa; World’s and South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge.

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At Thanda Safari you are guaranteed a unique African experience and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s Big Five. Booking is essential for the ‘Birding Weekend with James Rawdon’.

To make your reservations contact:
Thanda Safari
E: reservations@thanda.co.za
T: +27 (0) 32 586 0149 | www.thandasafari.co.za
Facebook/Instagram: @thandasafari

In keeping with new protocols regarding the Coronavirus, Thanda Safari is adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning
protocols – the safety of guests and staff being of the highest priority.


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