Thanda Villa Izulu
Exclusive private bush villa
Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World & multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. It is known for meaningful safari experiences & exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.
Set in lush green lawns with stunning views of the African bush, Villa iZulu is a wonderfully private and effortlessly luxurious homestead able to accommodate ten guests in 5 suites. The main areas include a traditional boma & bonfire area, multiple verandas, terraces & entertainment areas, a games room, an outdoor gym, heated swimming pool, wine cellar and a vast viewing deck affording stunning views overlooking the waterhole. There is also (separate) accommodation for child minders and/or security officers, as well as a private helicopter landing pad. The art, décor & luxury of Villa iZula combine perfectly with the stunning bush setting to achieve a natural & authentic African style.
Believing that cultural preservation is as important as wildlife conservation, Thanda has committed to retaining and showcasing Zulu traditions. The activities on offer therefore immerse you not only in Zulu culture but also amongst Africa’s incredible wildlife. With 14 000 hectares to explore, you’ll see diverse wildlife including the Big Five, cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life.
What is more, it’s all exclusively yours. Thanda truly lives up to its meaning: ‘love’ in Zulu an expression of the magical union of powerful Zulu culture, wildlife and an authentic bush experience.
Why we like it
- Exclusive bush residence
- Diverse wildlife
- The Zulu people
- Heaven on Earth