Thula Thula during Covid-19

The last 12 months have been the toughest since the oldest private game reserve in KwaZulu Natal opened its doors some 20 years ago. With the covid pandemic, the collapse of the domestic and international tourism trade, lockdowns and travel restrictions most of our income has simply ceased.

During the last 12 months we have however seen an increase in poaching and have had to increase our security for the game reserve. Maintaining our fences, roads and general infrastructure had to carry on, regardless that almost no guests visited us.

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Nana

The name comes from Regina Anthony – Lawrence Anthony’s grandmother

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Nandi

Nandi was graced with the name of King Shaka’s Mother, the Royal Queen, Nandi

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Mandla

Affectionately named “Mandla” meaning “Power” in Zulu

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Imvula

Aptly named with the Zulu word meaning “Rain” after heavy rains around time of her birth

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Induna

Named chiefs right-hand man after Lawrence was declared one of Inkosi Biyela’s Indunas

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Lolo

Named after Lawrence who’s nickname was “Lolo”

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Bella

Named after Isabella a Family Friend who worked for Zululand Observer Lawrence’s Mom’s newspaper company

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Shaka

Extremely striking elephant with classical looks. Magnificent would best describe Shaka

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Promise

Named after Promise Dlamini who has been a ranger at Thula Thula for many years

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Andile

from Andrew Ruhan, A friend of the Anthony family, born on the same day 11th of Sept

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Natal

Born on the 24th December, Natal means Christmas in Portugese and is also the original name of our Province in South Africa

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Tonic

Was named in remembrance after one of Francoise’s dogs.

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Kink

Named in honour of Nana’s family who all have a kink in their tails

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Themba

Named by Francoise his name mean Hope & Faith

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Et

Stands for Enfant Terrible and was introduced to the herd in 2001 after being saved by Lawrence Anthony

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Jurgen

Named after one of our very first guests, Jurgen Simonsen who has since brought 3 generations of the Simonsen family to Thula Thula and holds a very special place in all our hearts

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Mabona

Named after our Elephant Safari Lodge Manageress

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Tom

Named after our Elephant Safari Lodge Head Chef who first found the baby elephant and ended up in Francoise kitchen

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Susanne

Is named after Susanne Simonsen, a dear friend and who’s own family is a part of the Thula Thula.

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Frankie

Named after Francoise “Frankie” her nickname

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Mabula

One of the original 7 and known as our entertainer

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Marula

One of the original 7 and our current Matriarch in training

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Ilanga

Ilanga means “Sunshine and he is one of our bigger bulls in his prime

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Brendan

named after our first game ranger Brendan Wittington Jones who went to join Lawrence in Iraq to save the zoo

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Bafana

Means Boy

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Boni

Named after Lawrence and francoise’s loyal house keeper

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Victoria

Named after our guide Victor Nwenya and changed to Victoria when we found out later she was a female

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Vusi

Named after our farm manager Vusi Gumede who helped save this baby elephant

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Numzane

Named after our farm manager Vusi Gumede who helped save this baby elephant

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Gobisa

meaning “to bend something” – he was brought in to “bend” the attitude of the younger bulls who needed a father figure

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CONSERVATION FUND FOR THE CARE, PROTECTION & SURVIVAL OF OUR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

DONATIONS & ENQUIRIES

Thank you for your support in our conservation efforts.

The SOUTH AFRICAN CONSERVATION FUND is the REGISTERED NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION of THULA THULA GAME RESERVE and all its conservation efforts.

We do thank you all for your continued support!

SACF : MAKING CONSERVATION WORK

Support Elephant &
RHINO ADOPTION Program
Support WILDLIFE
PROTECTION and ANTI-POACHING
Support ELEPHANT
LAND EXPANSION

Or contact Francoise Malby Anthony francoise@thulathula.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Feel free to email on: info@thulathula.com Or call us on: 082 2599732 / 073 2668577

Important Notice! 

Kindly note that the South African Conservation Fund and Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are not associated with any activity done by the LAEO or Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, in South Africa as well as other countries around the globe. As such, funds raised by these respective organizations are directed towards totally separate projects and activities.

Thank you for your understanding.

Francoise Malby Anthony

Kindly note that the South African Conservation Fund and Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are not associated with any activity done
by the LAEO or Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation, in South Africa as well as other countries around the globe. As such, funds raised by these respective organisations are directed towards separate projects and activities. Thank you for your understanding.

2022 Challenges

At the same time our surrounding communities had to be helped; as we are not getting anymore help from government, we received very little in 2020 but it all stopped in September.

Our conservation efforts in protecting our 4 rhino, our gorgeous elephant family and our latest addition Savannah the cheetah lady and all our wildlife could not be stopped or abandoned.

Dehorning of our rhino and veterinarian assistance when our wildlife family needed to the see the vet, could not be cancelled, as it is our responsibility and commitment to do everything to ensure their safety and wellbeing. most no guests visited us