'Dramatic and Luxurious'
A truly luxurious retreat with amazing safari opportunities, the Thanda Private Game Reserve has created a tremendous base from which to explore the exciting world of Big Five Safari. The Zulu culture is kept alive with the Reserves' committment to sustainability and guests are able to share in the unique entertainment provided by the warrior dancers.
In Our Opinion
'Thanda means love in Zulu and this is a perfect spot for romantic couples or honeymooners, we particularly like the private pool decks, heated plunge pools and gorgeous day-bed pavilion. Visitors will enjoy the chance to experience a real safari but not compromise on quality accommodation - a perfect choice'!
Thanda Private Game Reserve offers a five star safari experience with accommodation in either the main lodge or in luxury tented camp
Featuring a king size bed in a spacious tented bedroom with a comfortable separate lounge area, outdoor shower & Jacuzzi
The non-electrified tented camp is built in colonial safari style, offering an authentic yet luxurious bush experience.
These individual villas are circular in structure and represent a traditional homestead; they feature breath-taking views of the surrounding game reserve
A leading luxury safari villa, iZuli offers the ultimate in private luxury safari experience. With separate accommodation for staff such as nannies and security and its own heli-pad, this is where the rich and famous will stay. Comprised of 5 suites, each featuring a private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom, the villa has Afro-chic inspired dining room, spacious lounge, heated outdoor pool and more overlooking its own private watering hole.
Safari activities are taken seriously and enthusiastically by rangers at Thanda and you will find plenty to choose from
Early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Big Five are conducted in open Land Rovers under the supervision of knowledgeable rangers and trackers. Other wildlife on Thanda’s 14,000 hectare property include the wild dog, endangered black rhino, cheetah, hyena, warthog and plains game as well as an abundance of bird life.
Knowledgeable game rangers introduce guests to the world of star gazing and the solar system. The natural, unpolluted air ensures a clear view of the magical African sky.
Bush Breakfast (extra charge may apply)
Finish your early morning game drive with hearty breakfast served in the heart of the bush; experienced rangers are with you to keep an eye out for the wilder inhabitants of Thanda!
Game rangers, trackers and field guides have extensive knowledge of both the fauna and flora in Thanda's ecosystems; during bush walks guests have the opportunity to learn about all the fascinating uses of plants in the area and to identify animal spoor.
Thanda’s wellness centre, winner of the Safari Spa category in the 2006 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques spa awards, offers exclusive treatments such as reflexology, aromatherapy, pressure point scalp massage and hot stone massage using African essential oils in a base of shea butter. Unique features include hot & cold outdoor kniepp therapy pools, a reflexology pool, outdoor sala treatment area, and a steam room & hydrotherapy bath, all with a unique Zulu feel and designed exclusively for Thanda. The Thanda Signature Treatments draw inspiration from the Zulu culture and are designed to be indulgent to both the body and soul
Thanda Private Game Reserve welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. Please note that children under 6 years of age are not allowed to join the game drives and children under 16 are not allowed on bush walks due to safety reasons.
• Units can accommodate between 1 and 2 children
• Good night story and cookies & milk at bedtime
• Children’s menu
• Library with books, DVDs, puzzles & games
• Swimming pool
Beach & Sea
• Nearby Mile Beach
The Junior Rangers Course
At the end of their stay guests are given a Junior Ranger Certification from Thanda.
• Spoor identification
• Bird & plant life
• Babysitting service available at an additional cost
• Must be booked on arrival
• Thanda’s nannies will take care of children of all ages