Thanda is a spectacular private game reserve set in 14 000 hectares of Big 5 indigenous bush, 23 km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand. Thanda, meaning ‘love’ in Zulu, is a celebration of the Zulu people, their rich culture and wildlife. Built under thatch, and based on the traditional Zulu design, the spacious Thanda Main Lodge has sweeping views of bush and mountains. Rich textures, colours and fabrics have been stylishly blended to reflect the moods of Africa. Experience ultimate luxury in spacious Bush Villas, beautifully decorated. Each with a private splash pool, private boma, viewing deck and sala, lounge and fireplace, generous bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. Game drives in open Landrovers through the reserve, bush walks with rangers, or a visit to Vula Zulu, a traditional Zulu homestead and cultural experience. Gourmet dining indoors, around the campfire in the boma, or in the privacy of your Bush Villa. Thanda Tented Camp has 14 luxury tents and a romantic Honeymoon Tent (extra cost), each with viewing deck, bathroom and shower. The owner's Royal Private Villa offers exclusive use with 5 bedrooms. Thanda's Spa invites relaxation and pampering.
Game drives in open Landrovers through the reserve and bush walks with rangers. Or visit a traditional Zulu homestead and cultural experience. TGCSA 5-Star Lodge.