Hunting is more than a pastime or an autumn ritual for some; it’s a way of life. Dedicated hunters see the world with a special perspective. When they drive through farmland they don’t see wheat field and pastures, they see lost upland bird habitat.
When they tour a new shopping mall, they don’t see new businesses, they see destroyed wildlife habitat. When they pass a forest, they don’t see trees, they see bedding cover, travel routes and feeding sites.
Thwane... is the native Tswana word for caracal, a very common predator in our area. Thwane Safari’s was established more than a decade ago as one of Africa’s best Bow Hunting Ranches. Big Game Hunter, outfitter and owner Marius Barnard has one goal in mind - to offer his clients a high quality safari at affordable rates.
We strive to make friends for life. The Ranch of 10 000 acres, a true African wildlife paradise, is home to the Barnard family and situated in the heart of the Limpopo Province (malaria free) at the end of the Waterberg mountain range, a mere 4 hour drive from the OR Thambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Marius and family will be your hosts for the duration of your stay and will ensure that you receive the best hospitality at all times due to personalized service. Marius Barnard (Outfitter and Professional Hunter) has been a keen hunter since childhood and his love for hunting, nature and outdoor living will brush off on you immediately.
Marius has personalized his very upmarket Kwena Lodge with more than 40 trophies hunted by himself that includes Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Hippo, Nile Crocodile and various plains game to smaller antelope like the very rear Black Leechwe , Blue Duiker and Sharpe’s Grysbok.
Marius’s hunting safari’s took him all over Africa including countries like Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania and Mozambique. Under Marius’s leadership, knowledge, expertise and 25 years of experience Thwane Safari’s is an outstanding outfit.
Rhuan and Marno sons of Marius and Leoni has accompanied their dad from a very young age on hunting trips including the Lion Hunting Safari, and they are directly involved on the Ranch both with outstanding hunting skills.