Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Hidden amongst luscious forest in KwaZulu Natal, Thanda offers pure luxury amidst unspoilt African wilderness. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, the three separate parts of this camp will certainly delight every taste, whether you fancy pure indulgence, or something a little more traditional.
Thanda Tented Camp’s 14 tents are ideal for those wanting to experience an authentic safari. We love that these tents truly take you off the grid - with no electricity, this is your time to relax and take in the area’s natural beauty. There’s also one larger Jabula Tent with a separate lounge, and all of the tents share a gorgeous Hemingway-style main lounge, a dining boma and a pool.
For something more luxurious, the Thanda Safari Lodge features nine gorgeous villas, all with plunge pools, a private sala, a separate living room, and a private boma with a cosy campfire. We love the modern décor and domed, high ceiling thatched roofs that add even more opulence.
The ultimate indulgence can be found at Villa iZulu, a private fenced off villa ideal for large families. With five bedrooms, its own swimming pool and even a grand piano, this luxury lodge offers a beautiful contrast to the untouched landscapes.
Our favourite past time here is the complimentary photography class with resident wildlife photographer Christian Sperka. If you’re hoping to take home the most incredible photos of lion, elephant and more, Christian will certainly teach you how.
Children over the age of eight are welcome. Two children up to the age of 16 can stay in Thanda Safari Lodge, one child under 16 can share with two adults in Thanda Tented Camp, and children under 16 can stay in Villa iZulu.
- All tents have villas have a double bed
- Full board food and drink (Thanda Tented Camp only include drinks with meals)
- WiFi available at Thanda Safari Lodge’s main areas
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Bush walks
- 90 minute photography class with Thanda’s resident wildlife photographer Christian Sperka
- Swimming pool
Open all year round.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £225 / €255 / $305