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Thanda Safari Lodge

Thanda Safari Lodge, offers an authentic Big 5 bush experience in the Thanda Private Reserve and is a supremely romantic getaway.

From its hillside position, the lodge commands gorgeous panoramic views across thick natural bush.

Nine luxurious, African-chic villas feature secluded bomas for intimate meals, private decks with heated pools and a thatched sala with a daybed. In fact, should guests prefer, they can remain in their personal spaces, minimising interaction with others. Thanda Safari Lodge is decorated in a contemporary, Zulu-heritage style, incorporating tradition and sophistication. Central areas include an award-winning spa, boma, lounge and dining area as well as a pool and wine cellar.

Style

Luxurious, African-chic villas

Rooms

9

Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

In addition to morning and afternoon game drives and bush walks, guests have the opportunity to work with the conservation team for a day – tracking the Big 5 if possible and even assisting the team, by appointment, with things like:

  • Checking fences
  • Reserve maintenance
  • Counting game 
  • Monitoring elephant
  • Tracking rhino (seasonal)
  • Transporting animals (seasonal)

Wildlife & Birdlife

This is a 14000 hectare Big 5 Game Reserve that is also home to the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, ant lion and buffalo weaver).  Also including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life.

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