WINNER OF MULTIPLE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS - 'Africa’s leading Luxury Game Reserve' in 2012, 'Africa's Leading Luxury Villa‘ in 2011 and 2016, 'Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ in 2010 and 2016 and more. Thanda Private Game Reserve lies 23 km's north of the prestigious Hluhluwe Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The safari lodge is set on an 14 000 hectare, private Big Five game reserve located in a malaria-free area near the scenic east coast. The name Thanda is the Zulu translation of ‘love’, aptly describing this romantic and intimate lodge infused with Zulu cultural influences. The nine luxurious suites at this exclusive lodge, feature private rim-flow pools, game viewing decks and private open-air bomas. These bush suites have their own lounge areas fitted with cosy fireplaces, as well as full bathrooms featuring both outdoor and indoor showers.
Facilities in the main lodge area, include a spacious lounge, library, dining room, as well as an open-sided boma and outdoor dining deck. Thanda Safari Lodge also boasts a well-stocked wine cellar, cigar bar, state-of-the-art business facilities and game viewing decks. Villa Izulu can accommodate 10 guests, as a group booking or exclusive use. Guests can enjoy pampering treatments in the award-winning wellness centre. Thanda Tented Camp is styled in a classical colonial safari fashion, creating an authentic, luxury African bush experience. The luxurious tents feature wooden viewing decks and en suite bathrooms constructed of canvas. Facilities at the tented camp include a ambient dining tent, outdoor boma area and an open-sided lounge area featuring a communal swimming pool.
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