Thanda Safari Lodge

 

Full Details

At a Glance

From ZAR 7 416 pp/pn

  • Big 5 safari adventure

  • Malaria free

  • Nine luxury Zulu style villas

  • Watch the wildlife from the comfort of your private plunge pool or sala with day bed

  • Authentic Zulu dancing

  • Family friendly

Thanda is a Big 5 private game reserve in the beautiful Kwa-Zulu-Natal province of South Africa.  Here the traditional Zulu culture is celebrated with warm welcomes and a true desire to make guests feel a part of the family.

 

Rooms

Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom
Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom

Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom

Thanda Safari Lodge, Guest bathroom
Thanda Safari Lodge, Guest bathroom

Thanda Safari Lodge, Guest bathroom

Thanda Safari Lodge, Private Sala & Day Bed
Thanda Safari Lodge, Private Sala & Day Bed

Thanda Safari Lodge, Private Sala & Day Bed

Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom
Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom

Thanda Safari Lodge, Bedroom

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Thanda Safari Lodge’s nine villas are a real tribute to the local African culture.  The villas are large with king size beds, separate lounge area with a double sided fire place & mini bar, private boma area with fireplace.  The en-suite bathrooms boast both indoor and outdoor showers and free standing bathtubs.

 

Each villa has a private viewing deck overlooking the African bush, plunge pool and a sala with day bed to relax on while watching the wildlife wander by.

 

Facilities

The facilities available at Thanda Safari Lodge include a spacious lounge area, expansive viewing deck and library that look over an active waterhole, cigar bar, a private business area, extensive wine cellar and an indulgent spa facility.

Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck
Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck

Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck

Thanda Safari Lodge Firepit
Thanda Safari Lodge Firepit

Thanda Safari Lodge Firepit

Thanda Safari Lodge Dining
Thanda Safari Lodge Dining

Thanda Safari Lodge Dining

Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck
Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck

Thanda Safari Lodge Viewing Deck

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Activities

Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve
Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve

Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve

Elephant eating at camp on Thanda Reserve
Elephant eating at camp on Thanda Reserve

Elephant eating at camp on Thanda Reserve

Giraffe sighting on a game drive at Thanda Reserve
Giraffe sighting on a game drive at Thanda Reserve

Giraffe sighting on a game drive at Thanda Reserve

Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve
Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve

Black Rhino at Thanda Reserve

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Twice daily game drives with an experienced ranger and tracker in open game drive vehicles. Experience an exhilarating bush walk learning about the history, ecology, birdlife and flora & fauna of the Thanda Reserve.

Other optional activities available to guests include a once in a lifetime Rhino darting experience or join the dedicated teams tracking either Rhino or Cheetah on a daily basis whilst learning about their behaviour and feeding patterns. Spend the day with the dedicated conservation team at Thanda participating in tracking, counting and monitoring the Big 5 and relocating animals in Thanda Game Reserve.

 

Gallery

Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Guest Private Deck and Pool, Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Safari Lodge Guest Private Deck and Pool, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Guest Private Deck and Pool, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Fire Pit, Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Safari Lodge Fire Pit, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Fire Pit, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge Elephants, Thanda Private Game Reserve

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Facts

No. Rooms

9

Children

All ages

Childminding

At additional cost

Twin Beds

Available

Triples

Yes

Private Pool

Yes

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower

Yes

Bath

Yes

In-Room Safe

Yes

In-Room Fireplace

Yes

In-Room TV

No

In-Room Massage

Yes

Spa

Yes

What's included:
  • Luxury accommodation

  • Two game drives per day with professional guide and tracker

  • All meals and selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and beers) Bush walks with specialist walking guides

  • In-room minibar

  • Wifi

  • Laundry

  • One private boma dinner with stays of 4 nights or more

Gym Equipment

No

Personal Bar

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Laundry

Included

Check In / Check Out

14h00 / 11h00

Wheelchair Access

No

Power

220v AC

Internet Access

Yes

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard

Malaria Area

Low risk

Airstrip

No

Sleep Out Platform

No

Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Depending on availability/extra cost

Land Based Activities

Game Drives, Bush Walks

Water Based Activities

N/a

Optional Activities

Rhino Tracking, Rhino Darting, Cheetah Tracking, Cultural Experience, Hippo & Croc Cruise

What's not included:
  • Spa treatments

  • Cellar wines, champagnes, all imported spirits and beers.

  • Private dinners (complimentary when staying 4 nights or more at Thanda Safari Lodge or Villa iZulu)

  • Private bush dinners

  • Transfers to/from Thanda Safari.

  • Curios, gratuities & telephone calls.

  • Conservation Levy

 

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