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 with his sons Rhuan Barnard (PH) and Marno Barnard (PH) in mind - to offer his clients a high quality safari.
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 and his sons have been keen hunters since childhood and has developed a great love for nature conservation.
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 are directly involved on the Ranch as PH's both with outstanding hunting skills.
At Thwane Safari’s we value family and friends therefore the whole family will ensure that your every need is taken care of and that your visit to South Africa is a enjoyable and memorable one.