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Thanda Private Game Reserve

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D242 off the N2, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Thanda Private Game Reserve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Exceptional location, luxury lodges , outstanding staff and customer service, amazing Safari experiences would put this on the top 5 of our travel adventures, work wide!! Meals were delicious and had a wide variety of international and local cuisine. Elephants drank prom our private pool was incredible.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes words can fall so far short of truly capturing an amazing experience. This is one of those times. From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly left, there was never a time that we weren't awestruck by the scenery, the adventure, the staff, the service, the accommodations, and the meals. Other places take note: This is how... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For Honeymoon we wanted to do something new and exciting. Thanda was an exceptional choice and exceeded all of our already high expectations. We saw the big 5 in just two game drives, mainly thanks to our fantastic guide Sandiso and tracker Mr x. The scenery is stunning, staff incredibly friendly, the tented camp is out of this world, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Everything was really awesome, an African dream But especially the safari guides, the 2 private games per day, the food (we even had kudu for dinner), the rooms, being alone in the wild, etc. The staff was really nice to us We did also the hippo&croc tour...without crocs unfortunately. A bit expensive as we could/should have done it by ourselves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We spent 4 amazing nights at Thanda, 2 days in the tented camp and then 2 in the lodge. Accommodation was amazing, the staff were some of the most helpful I have ever come across, food amazing, and wildlife majestic... we even saw two leopards one evening which blew us away. Words cannot describe what an amazing time we had.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Sorry to have to have this title. Overall excellent. But some attention needs to be made to the cottages. I appreciate it is very hot most of the time but the wood decking etc needs maintenance and our bath was chipped in places and cracks on the bath room floor. They also need to keep an eye on there security.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was our third visit, and once again we had a fantastic time! Staff were excellent, rooms up to scratch, and the game viewing was excellent. Christian and Bheki went beyond to make sure we saw everything including cheetah on the last morning of our stay. Christian's knowledge of the wild is exceptional and his photography skills are worth investing... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thanda Private Game Reserve is situated in Huhluwe, about 2.5hrs from Durban's King Shaka International airport - on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Our family was fortunate to be a part of a Rhino tagging initiative that was being carried out at Thanda by Wildcon and the Boucher Castle lager legacy. We called ahead, so when we arrived at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was an amazing place to stay. The lodge was absolutely outstanding. The food and service were excellent. Our guide Dumi and tracker Mxo were outstanding and really showed us their skills in tracking. We managed to see 4 of the big 5 the leopard was elusive The highlight for me was an elephant drinking out of our private pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our accommodations essentially was 3-1/2 rondovels--one a bedroom, one a living room with connecting fireplace to the bedroom, a half 'round' with a two sink bathroom with free-standing soak tub with a view of the reserve plus indoor and outdoor showers. Let's not forget the plunge pool on it's own deck with beautiful view of the valley, the third open-air... More 

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