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Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
- This beautifully designed lodge is for those looking for the royal treatment
- To be hired out exclusively
- Voted 'Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' and 'South Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa' at the World Travel Awards
- Beach Picnic
- Walking Safari
- Community Visits
- Private Game Drives
- Hipo & Croc Sunset Cruise
- Bush Dinners and Beakfasts
Seasons in South Africa
About Villa iZulu
There is little wonder that Villa iZulu was voted 'Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' and 'South Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' at the World Travel Awards. After all, this magnificent homestead is an outstanding safari hideaway for international celebrities, families, wedding parties and holidaymakers in need of privacy.
Protected from wild animals by a fence, the Villa features separate accommodation for child-minders and/or VIP security officers, as well as a private helicopter landing pad.
Designed and created for Swedish investors Dan and Christin Olofsson, Villa iZulu was once one of the best-kept secrets in Africa but is now available for the exclusive use of discerning groups of travellers... Those looking for royal treatment.
Situated amidst lush green lawns and surrounded by expanses of wild African bush, Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites - each with its own private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom. The master bedroom features an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Villa's private waterhole.
The shared main areas include a magnificent Afro-chic inspired dining room and spacious lounge, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a traditional Villa boma and bonfire area, verandas and terraces, many beautiful entertainment areas, including a games room, a private business area, an outdoor gym, a heated swimming pool (with kiddie pool), a wine cellar and a vast viewing deck overlooking the waterhole.
The art, décor and finishes are beyond compare - achieving that rare marriage between African authenticity and natural style.
iZulu is in Thanda Private Game reserve, which 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
iZulu is open all year.
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
Villa iZulu is fenced to provide safety from wildlife.
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).
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