Thanda Safari LodgeThanda Private Game Reserve
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At Thanda guests have the opportunity to learn more about Zulu history and traditions. In many ways, the people living in the adjacent tribal land benefit from the creation of Thanda Private Game Reserve. It's the magic and romance of Zulu culture that makes the Thanda wildlife safari experience unforgettable.
The philosophy "For the love of nature, wildlife and dear ones" embraces Thanda's vision of creating harmony between man and nature.
"Thanda" means love in Zulu - and Thanda is truly a game reserve centred around love.
Originally degraded cattle farms heavily infested with alien invasive plant species, the land is being restored to re-establish the natural indigenous biomes. The full suite of animal species, including the Big Five, which historically roamed the area in the past, has been reintroduced onto the reserve, with current management intervention that works in conjunction with natural processes.
Thanda Safari Lodge is a luxurious 5-star lodge in a Big 5 reserve where sightings of these high profile animals are regularly enjoyed.
The accommodation in the nine luxury bush villas offers guests pure indulgence. Each spacious bush villa has a private heated plunge pool, the view deck extends to a Sala (gazebo).
Indoors, there is a lounge, fireplace and a full bathroom with inside as well as outside showers. The villa's private boma offers absolute privacy should that be your choice of an alfresco dinner venue.
Thanda invites guests to experience ultimate luxury and worldclass service. The public areas of the main lodge has a:
The various viewing decks overlook tranquil water features and the bushveld beyond. Artefacts made by local artists can be found in the curio shop located adjacent to the business centre.
The wellness centre offers a variety of beauty treatments and therapies, to ease the effects of life's daily stresses on one's body and mind.
Qualified health and skin care therapists will ensure that your soothing full body aromatherapy massage or healing reflexology will help you relax in these beautiful surroundings.
Guided game drives in open viewing vehicles are enjoyed early mornings and late afternoons into the evenings.
The experienced rangers add value to these outings, imparting their wealth of knowledge with respect to the animals, the environment with anecdotes and explanations.
The photographic opportunities are enhanced in that the rangers are able to drive off road if necessary in order to secure close clear sightings.