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Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Thanda Safari Lodge
- Beautiful Lodges with staff to provide for your every need
- The lodge is also passionate about conservation of the environment
- 14 000 private hectares to explore an abundance of wildlife
Facilities includeAir Conditioning Wifi Air Conditioning Swimming Pool Room Safe
- Game Drives
- Walking Safari
- Community Visit
- Children's Activities
- Bush Dinners and Breakfasts
Seasons in South Africa
About Thanda Safari Lodge
Step out onto your wooden deck. Take a dip in your plunge pool. Enjoy dinner served in your own private boma. Or admire the African sunset from the circular daybed atop your thatched outdoor sala.
Thanda Safari Lodge is known for its 9 beautiful bush suites – each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.
Each suite is a tribute to abundance, Africa-style - with a spacious lounge and majestic master bedroom and double-sided fireplace. The bathroom has a vanity, his-and-hers basins, egg-shaped bath, enclosed toilet as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
Use your suite as a secret hideaway for relaxation, romance or reflection - or as the base from which you head out to enjoy one of our many magnificent experiences.
Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas are colourful and drenched in light, with touches of beading, welcoming leather and authentic wood. They include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole that is favoured by elephant and other game, a private business area, a cigar bar and an impressively stocked wine cellar.
There's also the lounge: guests' starting point for the steaming coffee and biscuits and delectable high tea that herald every game drive. Featuring African art, huge windows, fascinating books on African legends, plush sofas and dark wooden accents - brightened by rich hues - their lounge epitomises African hospitality.
Thanda Safari Lodge, in Thanda Private Game reserve, is situated in the heart of Zululand, KZN, 23km north of Hluhluwe on the N2 towards Mkuze, approx. 265km north of Durban.
How to get there
ACCESS BY AIR:
The closest airfield is Mkuze Airfield, which only services private chartered flights.
Fedair flies into Phinda airstrip four days a week, departing OR Tambo at 10h30, and returning at 12h30.
The closest international airport is King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
ACCESS BY ROAD:
From Richard's Bay Commercial Airport, it is a 1 hour 30 minute drive.
From King Shaka International Airport it is a 3 hour drive.
From Mkuze Airfield (only private chartered flights) it is a 20 minute drive.
When to go
Average Day: 30ºC and 86ºF
Average Night: 18ºC and 64ºF
APRIL - JUNE
Average Day: 24ºC and 75ºF
Average Night: 13ºC and 55ºF
Average Day: 23ºC and 73ºF
Average Night: 11ºC and 52ºF
OCTOBER - DECEMBER
Average Day: 26ºC and 79ºF
Average Night: 16ºC and 60ºF
Thanda Safari Lodge is unfenced and wild animals can roam between the suites and lodge area. Each suite has a private unfenced plunge pool.
Credit Cards are accepted at the Lodge.
The Game Reserve is 99% Malaria Free Zone.
Citizens from certain countries require a travel visa.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome. Children under 2 years stay free of charge (cots are available).
Children aged 2 - 16 years sleep on individual single beds and pay 50% when sharing a suite with 2 full paying adults.
Two children aged 16 and younger can be accommodated with 2 parents.
Children aged 17 years and older will be charged standard rates.
Children under 6 years cannot participate in game drives unless an exclusive-use vehicle is booked; 6 - 11 years may be accommodated on game drives at the lodge.
Separate dining will be arranged for children under 3 years; for older children on request.
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What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.