Since opening in May 2004 at a cost of over R100-million, Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa has been synonymous with setting standards and is recognised as a leader in luxury accommodation. The Zulu word for ‘love’, Thanda embraces the philosophy of ‘for the love of nature, wildlife and dear ones’ in every aspect.
Thanda Private Game Reserve has drawn from the Zulu culture for the architecture, décor and cuisine and has consciously contributed to the sustainment of the culture and its people by supporting the local community through initiatives such as the Vula Zulu Cultural Experience, an African theatre performance proudly re-enacted by previously unemployed Zulu men and women.
This private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, provides a big game experience with sought after Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard amongst the very entertaining Wild Dog, Cheetah, Hyena, Warthog and plains game as well as an abundance of bird life. The balmy year round climate of the Elephant Coast and the wealth of local attractions including diving and snorkelling, create a utopian South African holiday destination.
Guests on safari can expect exceptional service and facilities. The main building of this exclusive safari lodge offers a 5-star Wellness Centre and luxurious guest areas including a library and cigar bar, business centre and exclusive wine cellar. Activities include morning and evening game drives, walking safaris and sumptuous bush meals as well as an impressive list of spectacular local tours, excursions and recreational opportunities.
Thanda Private Game Reserve has been at the forefront of land rehabilitation in KwaZulu-Natal, transforming overgrazed cattle farms into pristine game viewing land and reintroducing species that used to freely roam this area, including the Big Five. The game restoration project has been successfully launched and the reserve is witnessing its 4th breeding season since the land was purchased in 2002.
Thanda is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in South Africa. Ask your Siyabona Africa Travel consultant about Romance Packages at Thanda Game Reserve.
- Voted South Africa's leading safari lodge and Africa's leading luxury lodge at the World Travel Awards 2008 & 2009
- Winner of the world’s leading luxury lodge award at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2012