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Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Thanda Tented Camp
- A genuine bush atmosphere experience
- A dream safari destination with close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five
- Multiple winner of World's Leading Luxury Lodge
Facilities includeWiFi Spa Room Safe Indoor and Outdoor Shower
- Game Drives
- Beach Picnic
- Walking Safari
- Community Visits
- Hipo & Croc Sunset Cruise
Seasons in South Africa
About Thanda Tented Camp
Within Thanda Tented Camp you will encounter minimal lighting and no artifice, with beautiful nature and jaw-dropping scenery enhanced by flickering firelight from the boma and warm paraffin lanterns to guide your feet along the walkway.
This is the bush as nature intended: open, inviting, unconstrained. So if you're the kind of traveller who values the genuine over the glorified; reality over richness, this is where you want to be. You will encounter unparalleled closeness to the bush and its sounds; unspoilt views of the night's millions of stars; and absolute authenticity.
Thanda Tented Camp offers a relaxed and real safari experience. It comprises 14 spacious tents, each with a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathroom. In addition the 15th tent, the Jabula Tent, is particularly suited to bridal couples, honeymooners, families and those seeking extra beautiful accommodation for special occasions.
The camp's shared areas include a reception area, a curio shop, a recently refurbished Hemingway-style lounge area, a dining area featuring authentic African curios, a large rim-flow pool surrounded by loungers and umbrellas, a new waterhole to entice large and small game, and a new boma - all decorated in rustic natural shades and complemented by the rich, warm hues of the African sunset.
Thanda Tented Camp, 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
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 12 years and older are welcome at Thanda Tented Camp. Two children under 16 years can be accommodated with 2 parents. Children aged 12 - 16 years sleep on individual sleeping beds and pay 50% when sharing a tent with 2 full paying adults. Children aged 17 years and older will be charged standard rates.
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