More than a luxury lodge, more than a dream safari destination, more than an African escape…Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment.
Experience the ultimate in luxury in one of the bush suites or embrace nature at the authentic safari-style tented camp. Thanda Safari is the proud location of three very different products, each with their own style, atmosphere and appeal.
Thanda Safari Lodge, Thanda’s flagship product, is known for its 9 bush suites – each the height of luxurious exclusivity and African abundance. Villa iZulu, ideal for celebrities, families and those with a special taste for privacy, is an exclusive bush residence beyond any traditional understanding of extravagance and service, and Thanda Tented Camp, with its 14 grand tents. Thanda’s public areas include a library, business centre, wine cellar and spa area, ensuring you hours of entertainment and pleasure.
Culinary masterpieces, prepared by the dedicated kitchen team, can be sampled at several venues, including your private boma. Safaris in open game viewing vehicles are conducted exclusively for Thanda guests on the low risk malaria reserve.
Find your balance at one of South Africa’s most exquisite bush spas or witness a hundred-year-old ritual performed by Zulu warriors.
With 14 000 hectares to explore, you’ll see diverse wildlife including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as over 400 different bird species. Thanda’s guides and trackers are expert companions. With extensive knowledge of flora and fauna, animal spoor and animal tracking – not to mention many personal anecdotes from their own villages, tribal elders and families – they’ll teach you about the smaller, but no less impressive, aspects of the bush and its secrets. Thanda offers luxurious safari tours and trips in South Africa.