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Thanda Private Game Reserve

Current Local Time: 22:02 / Thu, Nov 27, 2014

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    ZAR 5,140

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    (USD 469)

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Even if you've traveled the world, you're bound to be surprised by Thanda Private Game Reserve - a truly unique land where humans and nature harmoniously co-exist.

The rooms here are truly fabulous with roaring fires, outdoor showers, raised decks, private plunge pools, and walkways leading to private salas raised high above the bush.
More than a luxury lodge, more than a dream safari destination, more than an
African escape… Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South
 African wildlife experience matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu
culture and passionate conservation of the environment.

Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge at the World Travel Awards and it's known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.

Thanda Private Game Reserve is the proud location of three very different 
properties, each with its own style, atmosphere and appeal.

Thanda Safari 
Lodge, Thanda's flagship product, is known for its 9 bush suites - each, the
 height of luxurious exclusivity and African abundance.

Villa iZulu, ideal for celebrities and those with a special taste for privacy, is a bush
 homestead beyond any traditional understanding of extravagance and service.

And Thanda Tented Camp, with its 14 grand tents and a grande deluxe tent, 
offers a truly relaxed and authentic safari experience.


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The closest commercial airport to Thanda Private Game Reserve is Richards Bay, and the closest international airport is King Shaka (Durban). From King Shaka Airport, it's about a three hour drive to the Reserve.


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    PHONE: +1.877.999.0680
    EMAIL: Reservations Team

  • Monday to Friday 24 hours
    Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
    Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.

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  • Thanda Private Game Reserve
  • D242 Off the N2
  • Thanda Private Game Reserve 3960
  • South Africa

Recognition & Affiliates

World Travel Awards - World's Leading Luxury Lodge- 2009-2012 & 2013
World Travel Awards - Africa's Leading Luxury Game Reserve - 2012
World Travel Awards - Africa's Leading Luxury Villa - 2010, 2011
World Travel Awards - South Africa's Leading Luxury Villa - 2010

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