Thanda Safari


Zululand’s own brand of luxury

Thanda Safari is an exclusive hideaway in Zululand, here man and nature practice a harmonious existence. The buildings have been designed with the landscape in mind. The activities on offer are exciting yet low impact on the animals.

Whether you choose to stay in the luxury safari lodge or the colonial-style tented camp you will be surrounded by opulence and style. If any lingering tension hasn't been washed away be the peaceful ambince then head to the exquisite bush spa and indulge in a stress reducing massage or a beauty treatment. Explore the reserve on foot or in a vehicle and encounter lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard as well as over 400 species of birds. Head to the coast only one hour away and go diving on rugged rocky reefs where sharks roam and sea turtles float by. Or get in touch with the local culture as you watch Zulu warroirs displaying their fighting prowess!

The exclusive-use Villa iZulu is a five-star home-away-from-home perfect for families and groups of friends. Awarded "Africa's Leading Luxury Villa" and "South Africa's Leading Luxury Villa" at the World Travel Awards in 2010. The lodge has a private boma, library, cellar, business room with internet, games room, heated swimming pool and magnificent viewing deck looking out onto a waterhole often visited by the Big Five. Reserve the entire villa and you'll get your own private game-viewing vehicle and ranger, personal chef and masseuse.

The Spa is top quality and here you can indulge in exclusive treatments, such as reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stone massage using African essential oils in a base of shea butter, pressure point scalp massage, manicures, pedicures, hot and cold outdoor kniepp therapy pools, a reflexology pool, outdoor sala treatment area, steam room and hydrotherapy baths. The entire complex is designed with a unique Zulu feel and will indulge both body and soul.

  • 9 Bush Suites, each with private plunge pools and dining bomas
  • Situated on the Thanda Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5 and over 400 species of birdlife
  • Health and beauty treatments are offered at the Thanda Spa
  • Beaches running along the warm Indian Ocean are only an hour’s drive away
  • Each rooms comes with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, and a safe
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Thanda Safari
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa

Thanda Safari Lodge offers guests an exclusive hideout in the heart of Zululand. The 9 Bush Suites each have private dining bomas and plunge pools, guaranteeing both luxury and privacy. After a day of scouting for the Big 5 through the Thanda Private Game Reserve, you can treat yourself to a beauty treatment at the Thanda Spa.

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