May Rangers Digest

Only now in late May, are the winter chills finally arriving at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. There appears to be no collaboration between this week’s chilly blasts and the very early onset of Influenza A (historically swine flu) sweeping the country. It’s coldish now, but influenza A struck the nation already about 45 days ago. For whatever has kept the chills at…

February Rangers Digest

In Johannesburg as well as in the NW Province, summer is in full swing. Buffalo Thorn Lodge has regularly been experiencing temperatures exceeding 40’C. Our guests are warriors, and these temperatures have not detracted them from enjoying ice-cold beverages by the pool. All this, while watching game coming to the lodge waterhole to equally relieve parched…

October Rangers Digest

France has provided a picturesque backdrop for an exciting Rugby World Cup (RWC 2023). From the French chateaus and wine estates to restaurants and fan decorated pubs, the hosting cities have become a palette of colors. International teams sporting different colored jerseys have added to the frenzy of designs and hues with controversy stimulating the…

August Rangers Digest – Cheetah edition

So much is happening at Buffalo Thorn Lodge and in the Pilanesberg. This extinct alkaline volcano is the place to be. It’s only one of three such volcanic structures in the world. It’s also teeming with wildlife. We have decided this month to dedicate our newsletter to the fastest mammals on the planet i.e., the cheetah. Speed is…