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  • 19 Luxury Suites and 1 Villa
  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellently rated

Thanda Safari has perfected the combination of providing a riveting wildlife adventure together with an authentic South African cultural experience.  Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge.

With a sincere passion for the Zulu culture and commitment to conservation of the environment, Thanda Luxury Safari Game Lodge delivers an experience like no other.

Known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s Big Five, Thanda Safari Lodge comprises of 9 luxury bush suites, one extraordinary luxury villa, and Thanda Tented Camp, with 15 luxury tents.

The exclusive bush villa is the epitome of extravagance and ultimate in service, ideal for celebrities, families and those who value exclusive privacy.

Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas are a reflection of the vibrant Zulu culture married with sophistication and natural elements of leather and authentic wood. The lounge area, where decadent high tea is enjoyed features African art and large windows opening onto a deck.    

Guests can relax in the library overlooking a waterhole, stay up to date in the private business area or sit back at the cigar bar.  An impressively stocked wine cellar and lavish spa ensure that no guest leaves without feeling pampered and indulged.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Low risk malaria reserve;
  • Luxury spa wellness centre;
  • Fascinating glimpse into the Zulu culture;
  • 2013 World Travel Awards Winner Lodge;
  • 14,000 hectare access-controlled private game reserve;
  • Sole traversing rights and resident photographic expert.

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Meals on request
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • View deck
  • Library
  • Internet Access
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Kiddies Club
  • Malaria Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Secure Parking

Activities

With 14 000 hectares of exclusive game reserve territory to explore, Thanda Luxury Game Reserve is well known for intimate Big 5 sightings as well as cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog.  Abundant bird and plant life flourish in the area. Guides and trackers are at your service to lead and educate with years of expert knowledge.

For a special kind of immersion into nature, take a guided bush walk to explore the smaller mammals, birds and flora.  Thanda’s guides and trackers are accomplished companions. With extensive knowledge and animal tracking skills, they will let you in on the secrets of the wild.

Sign up for the Wildlife Photography Workshop where Thanda’s resident expert wildlife photographer will teach you the ins and outs of wildlife photography and introduce you to motion photography – the best way to capture wildlife on camera.

Believing that cultural preservation is as important as wildlife conservation, Thanda has committed to retaining and showcasing Zulu traditions. The cultural activities on offer immerse guests in Zulu culture for a complete and real experience.

When it comes to wildlife conservation and protection, Thanda is leader of the pack.  With various guides, trackers and researches working daily on conservation activities, guests can join the movement by assisting in these projects and even go on a Rhino Tracking adventure.

Another outstanding activity not to be missed is a Hippo & Croc Cruise.  The St. Lucia Estuary is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which – as Africa’s largest estuarine system – is a renowned World Heritage Site. The largest congregation of Nile crocodiles and African hippos can be found in this area, which is also the last significant breeding ground for giant leatherback and loggerhead turtles.

Walking trails, bird watching sites, deep sea fishing and exceptional local seafood restaurants are also available in the area, making for no shortage of adventure.

  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Swimming
  • Game Viewing
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bird Watching
  • Photographic safaris
  • Rhino Tracking

Reviews

Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Lodge Suite
Lodge Suite
Lodge Suite

Available: 9 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee
  • Fridge
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical outlets
  • More

    FROM $471

    TO $527

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    Luxury Tent
    Luxury Tent
    Luxury Tent

    Available: 14 tents

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tea & coffee
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • En-suite
  • Bath
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM $271

    TO $304

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    Jabula Tent
    Jabula Tent
    Jabula Tent

    Available: 1 tent

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tea & coffee
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • View deck
  • Verandah
  • En-suite
  • Bath
  • Shower / Outside shower
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM $333

    TO $373

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    Villa Izulu
    Villa Izulu
    Villa Izulu

    Available: 1 villa

    Unit Sleeps: 10 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Tea & coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • TV Room
  • Pool
  • View deck
  • Verandah
  • En-suite
  • Shower / Outside shower
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Safe
  • Electrical outlets
  • Elegant decor
  • More

    FROM $4647

    TO $5204

    Per unit per night

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    Rates

    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    09 Jan 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 Lodge Suite Per person per night sharing From $471
    09 Jan 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 Villa Izulu Per unit per night From $4647
    09 Jan 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 Luxury Tent Per person per night sharing From $271
    09 Jan 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 Jabula Tent Per person per night sharing From $333

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    18 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024 Lodge Suite Per person per night sharing From $527
    18 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024 Villa Izulu Per unit per night From $5204
    18 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024 Luxury Tent Per person per night sharing From $304
    18 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024 Jabula Tent Per person per night sharing From $373

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Two game drives daily
    • Teas and coffees
    • 15% VAT
    • Laundry
    • Wi-Fi
    • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
    From $471 per person sharing
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