Tucked away in the green hills of northern Zululand lies a place of ultimate luxury, steeped in history and culture, where the emphasis is on total relaxation and romance, all set in the midst of the African wilderness where Lion and Elephant roam free and undisturbed.
Thanda Private Game Reserve is simply exquisite, the level of luxury and service is second to none and the game viewing is of a very high standard. For an Africa Honeymoon safari Thanda Private Game Reserve is unbeatable.
Experience ultimate luxury and world-class service. The Main Lodge has a lounge, library, dining room, boma, dining deck, wine cellar, cigar bar, fully equipped business centre and viewing decks overlooking tranquil water features. The nine luxury bush villas are pure indulgence. Each spacious bush villa (220m2) has a private infinity pool and separate game viewing deck, sala, lounge, fireplace and a full bathroom with a big bath and inside as well as an outside shower. The private bomas offer absolute privacy should that be your choice.
There is also a very luxurious Honeymoon Tent which features a king-sized bed, a comfortable separate lounge area and en-suite bathroom with a huge oval bath. A highlight of the Honeymoon Tent is the outdoor shower and plunge pool which have spectacular panoramic views of the 14 000 hectare reserve.
The exclusive-use Royal Private Villa is perfect for families and groups of friends who want to enjoy the luxury and privacy of this five star home-away-from-home. The Royal Private Villa was designed for a family and thus it has a range of facilities that will make a family stay enjoyable and fun but still luxurious and exclusive.
Encompassing 1000 m² of sheer unadulterated luxury, the Royal Private Villa is equipped with a private boma, library, cellar, business room with internet connectivity, games room, heated swimming pool and magnificent viewing deck looking out onto a waterhole often visited by the Big Five.
Reserving the villa as a unit will entitle family and friend groups to a private game-viewing vehicle and ranger, personal chef and masseuse.
Thanda Private Game Reserve offers a select few a luxurious escape into nature. Without compromising luxury or service, the tented camp offers guests an opportunity to get closer to nature in style. Each of the fourteen luxury tents are en-suite and have a lovely viewing deck. The camp has no electricity, and guests can opt to have their meals in the dining tent or around the boma fire.
The main communal areas in the tented camp consist of a reception area, a curio shop, a lovely rim-flow swimming pool, a dining tent, lounge area and boma for eating under the stars.
What our clients say
"Thanda was the perfect place for our engagement. The lodge is sooo romantic and luxurious and the staff were just amazing. Thanks so much for organising our stay there it was simply perfection!"
Marc Ryan - Ireland
Thanda Private Game Reserve aims to restore nature’s balance by reintroducing species endemic to the area, which includes most of the Big Five. The rehabilitated land has encouraged the bird and wildlife to flourish, and has assisted in the re-establishment of the natural ecosystem. Game drives in the open game viewing vehicles and bush walks guided by knowledgeable and experienced game rangers and trackers afford guests a better understanding and appreciation of our wild heritage.
Thanda Private Game Reserve also offers their guests the privilege of visiting an authentic Zulu Village. This is a highly recommended cultural experience.
Take heed of your body and mind’s desire for inner peace and close your eyes whilst life’s daily stresses vanish beneath skilful hands. For those guests who would prefer to savour the peace of the luxury bush retreats, why not indulge in a variety of relaxing therapies and beauty treatments offered by the wellness centre. The wellness centre offers therapies and beauty treatments to ease the effects of life's daily stresses on your body and mind. Qualified health and skin care therapists will ensure that your soothing full body aromatherapy massage or healing reflexology, to name just a few, will aid you to unwind and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Thanda Private Game Reserve.