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Thanda Safari

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I visit Thanda back in 2013 on a volunteer trip and fell in love with in there and then. We have recently just returned from here. We had the pleasure of enjoying our Wedding here ! We stayed in Villa Izulu, I think we had to pick our families mouths from the floor when they arrived it...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Suite (number 8) comprised several interconnecting modules which are really beautiful and to my delight they have a superb view over the valley from every angle. The staff excellent, just the right amount of friendly interaction with guests; food is also excellent and as for the safari drives well it just gets better. The animals are not tracked, unlike...

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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in the tented camp followed by 2 nights at the lodge. Both venues were excellent in their own ways but the lodge was so sumptuous and luxurious it is difficult to imagine anywhere more beautifully appointed. All the staff were so helpful and kind. Ephrahim and Ronnie were our safari guides throughout our stay and...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Totally perfect and wonderful place with luxury lodges close to a resturant with the best wine and food that SA have. A safari guide that knows everything about animals, wildlife and how to get really good photoshoots. Thanda is "da place to be"

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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

The most amazing experience ever. Thanda is a 5 star top end Game Reserve where the beauty of South Africa meets exemplary courtesy and service and sumptuous food. I've visited 3 times. It's astoundingly wonderful. I've never been disappointed by the guides and drives, each one has something new to offer. The lodge is an incredible place in the middle...

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Pongola, South Africa
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Are you looking for a private, exclusive BIG5 experience in KZN with your closest family & friends? Visit the iZulu Villa of Thanda Private Game Reserve. Superb service, excellent food & intimate privacy, what else do you need! Game viewing of the best with knowledgable Game Ranger & Wildlife photographer Christian Sperka. Thank you to all the Thanda staff for...

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Orlando
Reviewed December 14, 2016

This was our first safari and was very excited. From the moment we arrived the experience was faultless. We were welcomed with a drink and met the staff. Our bags were taken to our tent and we were escorted to our room. This is 5 star camping - biggest room ever, lovely bathroom and an outdoor shower too! spectacular views...

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1Thank PeteandAly
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 30, 2016

At 84 and 77 our family and friends either thought we were mad spending three nights in a tent, or, thought we were adventurous. After seeing all the photos and listening to our experiences, we soon gained their respect. Flying from England to Jo-berg, Jo-berg to Durban we then had a three hour drive to the camp. One tip is...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I have had the privilege of Visiting Thanda twice, once staying at the Main Villa the other time at the Lodge. All I can say is WOW. Words simply don't do this place justice. From the most amazing staff, Trackers, chefs etc to the most magnificent wildlife. Having a heard of elephants drink from your pool!? Watching a Lioness protect...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Thanda with my cousin. We stayed in Thanda's Jabula tented camp and had a very pleasant experience. The staff were welcoming and attentive from the moment that we arrived. We were met at the gate by our guide Themba in a Range Rover. He brought us to the tented camp where we were greeted with wet towels...

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Thank you for your review We are very happy to hear your were "Thandarised" and that you have taken special memories back with you. Our tented camp provides an authentic "Out of Africa "experience. Thanda prides itself with its amazing staff , food and service levels as well as exceptional guides and trackers providing a complete experience. We look forward...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thanda Safari is situated 23km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, South Africa, and is set on a 14 000-hectare Big Five private game reserve. Thanda, meaning 'love' in isiZulu, unites romance and exclusivity with Zulu culture and wildlife. The nine luxury bush suites at Thanda Safari Lodge have private infinity pools, viewing decks, private salas, lounges, fireplaces and full bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. The individual bomas at each suite offer guests dining privacy. The public facilities at Thanda Safari Lodge include a lounge, library, dining room, boma, dining deck, wine cellar, cigar bar, private business area and viewing decks. Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 people, offering accommodation as a unit of five separate suites. Each suite is individually decorated and very private, with its own viewing deck. Public facilities at Villa iZulu include a boma, library, wine cellar, business area, heated pool and a magnificent deck overlooking a waterhole. Thanda Tented Camp is built in colonial safari style, offering an authentic bush experience in 15 tents. The tents have viewing decks and en-suite canvass bathrooms. Public facilities at Thanda Tented Camp include a dining tent, a boma area, and a sala consisting of an 'open-air' lounge and a 10x5m rim-flow pool. The Jabula Tent, located within Thanda Tented Camp, offers a sophisticated mix of romance, privacy and refined comfort in the heart of the African bush. It features a king-sized bed in a spacious bedroom, and a comfortable separate lounge area for relaxation. A highlight of Jabula Tent is the outdoor shower and splash pool which has spectacular panoramic views of the 14000-hectare reserve. Thanda's award-winning spa offers signature treatments that are based on a combination of western techniques and ancient Zulu holistic practices - learnt from traditional Zulu women, to massage, soothe and heal. Safaris in open game viewing vehicles are conducted exclusively for Thanda guests on the low-risk malaria reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thanda Safari

Address: D242 off the N2 | Hluhluwe, 3915, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Thanda Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $504 - $1,675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thanda Safari 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Each suite in the iZulu Villa has views and is elegantly decorated.”
Pakamisa, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have great views!”
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PeteandAly, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the tent closest to the main area if you don't want a long walk.”
surfonsun, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms nearer the main lodge avoid long walks”
APOLLO1991, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
“All bush suites seem identical”
TheRainIn, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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