Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

An authentically South Africa wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment

The spirit of Thanda Safari

The award-winning Thanda Safari is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. It 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 families 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 1 grande deluxe tent, offers a truly relaxed and authentic safari experience. Guests can enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives; the best way to absorb the sights, smells and sounds of Africa. For those wanting to experience an in-depth cultural experience, Thanda offers community excursions following in the footsteps of Zulu ancestors. Conservation-minded guests are invited to spend a day in the path of wildlife, working with Thanda’s conservation team and assisting them with their daily operations. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World and is known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.

What we love about Thanda Safari

  • After an exhilarating day in the bush — slip into cool, inviting waters of your private plunge pool, with a refreshing sundowner in hand.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous African bush dinner by lantern and candle light, followed by a memorable evening of stargazing.

Plan your stay

Talk to one of our expert Travel Specialists and let us tailormake your stay