The Elephant Coast, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with its 21 different ecosystems and rich variety of fauna and flora is close at hand to Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve.
Thanda Safari lies on the Elephant Coast, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is close to iSimangaliso, a World Heritage Site and about 25 minutes north of Hluhluwe or a 4 hour drive from Durban. Road transfers are available from Richards Bay Airport and King Shaka International Airport.
Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve stands in a rural Zululand setting surrounded by wonderful wildlife, Zulu culture and magnificent views of rolling countryside. Guests can spot the Big Five and 400 bird species. This private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa has gone to great lengths to rehabilitate what was once farm land and re-introduce endemic game. A breeding pack of Wild Dog is now also present.
The climate on the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is tropical throughout the year, with summer rainfall and cool winter nights. The area is classified as a low risk malaria area and Thanda Safari has been declared 99% malaria-free by the World Health Organisation. It is recommended that visitors use a mosquito repellent on exposed skin. Insect repellent is provided in both the tents and the villas.
Thanda is situated 23km (14 miles) north of Hluhluwe on the N2, towards Mkhuze, approximately 400km (249 miles) north of Durban. The reserve is easily accessible from the N2 with a gravel road (the D242) extending approximately 6km (4 miles) to the west. The closest commercial airport is in Richards Bay and the closest international airport is in Durban. Road transfers are available upon request from both destinations.
Directions from Johannesburg
Recommended route: Take the N17 via Springs to Ermelo. From Ermelo, take the N2, past Piet Retief. Continue on the N2 towards Hluhluwe – approx. 25km (16 miles) past Mkhuze (before Hluhluwe), turn right onto the D242, continue for approx. 5km (3 miles) on the gravel road to the Thanda gate on the right.
Directions from Durban
Take the N2 towards Hluhluwe. Approximately 20km (12 miles) past the turn-off for Hluhluwe, turn left onto the D242, continue for approximately 5km (3 miles) on the gravel road to the Thanda gate on the right.