Thanda Safari Lodge
Luxury safari camp with cultural twist
Hidden away on a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, Thanda is one of South Africa’s top luxury safari destinations. Step out onto your wooden deck, take a dip in your heated plunge pool or admire the African sunset from the circular daybed atop your thatched outdoor sala. Thanda Safari Lodge is known for its 9 beautiful bush suites – each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead all have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.
Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole that is favoured by elephant and other game, a cigar bar, an impressively stocked wine cellar and a stunning lounge where you can enjoy a delectable high tea. Featuring African art, huge windows & plush sofas brightened by rich hues the lodge epitomises African hospitality.
On safari you will encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo): the animals that inspire a long-lasting connection with the continent. And, once you’ve found them, go looking for Africa’s other famous five – the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, ant lion and buffalo weaver). Your guides and trackers are experts in the circle of life, and will offer you wildlife lessons and escort you on a cultural journey through a nearby community if you wish. They will explain, inform, educate and then sit back and let you fall in love in your own way.
Why we like it
- The Zulu culture
- Conservation focus
- Big Five game experience
- Stunning accommodation
- A private concession & all yours