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Thanda Private Reserve

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Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Thanda, meaning 'love' in Zulu, unites romantic decadence and exclusivity with Zulu culture and wildlife. The five-star facilities include a main lodge, tented camp and award-winning wellness centre. Encounter the abundance of African game including lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard found at Thanda. Let your tension be smoothed away at one of South Africa's most exquisite African bush spas, or feel the rush of adrenaline diving with sharks at the nearby warm Indian Ocean waters. Be transfixed in awe as you witness a hundred-year-old ritual performed by Zulu warriors, offering you a glimpse of a powerful nation that still retains its deep traditions.

As the world's leading luxury lodge, Thanda Private Game Reserve offers guests a choice between the opulence of the main lodge and the rugged refinement of the safari-style tented camp. Both options offer five-star accommodation and service in very private surroundings. Accommodation packages at both the main lodge and tented camp include all meals, game activities and local drinks served on game drives.

Additional Activities

Horse riding on the beach, cultural excursions, whale watching, diving packages and snorkel safaris are just some of the options that Thanda has on offer. Being this close to the warmth of the Indian Ocean you'll understand where the phrase 'sunny South Africa' was coined.


The main lodge encompasses nine bush villas which offer guests the epitome of self-contained privacy and sheer luxury. Circular in structure and reminiscent of a traditional homestead against a hill, each of the villas boasts a breathtaking view of the surrounding game reserve.  Each villa has its own spacious lounge area and master bedroom with inter-leading fireplace. A thatched outdoor game-viewing deck (sala) and infinity pool offer refreshing solace from the summer heat. Each of the villas has a full en-suite bathroom complete with an enormous oval shaped bath and indoor and outdoor showers. The villas are all equipped with private bomas for an intimate and romantic dining experience.

The non-electrified tented camp has four beautifully furnished tents with four-poster beds, en-suite canvas bathrooms and magnificent views of the game reserve.

The Royal Private Villa can accommodate ten guests in five luxuriously appointed suites (three queens and two doubles). The exclusive-use Royal Private Villa welcomes family and groups of friends to enjoy the luxury and privacy of this five star home away from home. The five richly decorated and spacious en-suite bedrooms are the pinnacle of luxury, each with its own viewing deck. The executive room has its own private outdoor Jacuzzi. The lodge handles the hot summer days with its air-conditioning and ceiling fans and keeps out the cold chilly nights with its fireplace.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Game activities
  • Local drinks served on game drives.