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Thanda Private Game Reserve

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,384

Thanda Private Game Reserve, situated in the heart of the untamed bush in northern Zululand, close to the Indian Ocean, is a 5-star destination. Thanda’s safari-spa offers world-class spa treatments to pamper, rejuvenate, and uplift the body after exhilarating bush walks and game drives.


Located near Hluhluwe, Thanda offers guests a choice between the opulence of the main lodge, the exclusiveness of the royal private villa, and the rugged refinement of the safari-style tented camp.  The main lodge encompasses nine bush villas. The villas are all equipped with private bomas. The non-electrified tented camp has been built in colonial safari-style structure best suited for guests who are searching for an authentic safari experience. The four beautifully furnished tents have four-poster beds, en-suite canvas bathrooms and magnificent views. Facilities include an intimate dining tent, outdoor boma, stylish outdoor lounge and plunge pool.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,384

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Day 1

Arrive Thanda Tented Camp

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Thanda Tented Camp

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    Thanda Tented Camp


    Thanda Private Game Reserve is South Africa's top award winning safari destination and is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. The inimitable integration of South Africa's best climate and rehabilitated and rich bush land has made Thanda home to amazing ...

    Thanda Private Game Reserve is South Africa's top award winning safari destination and is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. The inimitable integration of South Africa's best climate and rehabilitated and rich bush land has made Thanda home to amazing wildlife and over four hundred bird species.

    Facilities

    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Golf
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Days 2 & 3

Thanda Tented Camp

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Thanda Tented Camp

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Durban Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Teas, coffees, water & juice with meal
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Selected local beverages on evening game drive, pre-dinner & at dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages not indicated

OTHER INFORMATION:

We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


Location: 

Situated 23-kilometres north of Hluhluwe in Zululand, South Africa, Thanda Private Game Reserve is a celebration of the Zulu nation and their vibrant cultural tapestry. Located in the heart of the Elephant Coast, Thanda offers guests the Big Seven game experience encasing the illustrious Big Five within its 14,000 hectare borders. Its close proximity to the Indian Ocean ensures a balmy climate throughout the year and safely establishes Thanda as a utopian bush and beach luxury travel destination.

Accommodation: 

The tented camp has been built in colonial safari-style structure best suited for guests who are searching for an authentic safari experience. The five beautifully furnished tents have four-poster beds, en-suite canvas bathrooms and magnificent views of the game reserve. Public facilities include an intimate dining tent, dramatic outdoor boma, stylish outdoor lounge and plunge pool for cool relief on hot summer days.

The tented camp is powered by a generator for a few hours each day, so guests are able to charge essentials such as cameras and cell phones. Even when the generators are running, lighting is minimal and the natural atmosphere of the tented camp is enhanced through boma fires and paraffin lanterns.

The main lodge encompasses nine bush villas which offer guests the epitome of self-contained privacy and sheer luxury. Circular in structure and reminiscent of a traditional homestead against a hill, each of the villas boasts a breathtaking view of the surrounding game reserve. 220 m2 in size, each villa has its own spacious lounge area and master bedroom with inter-leading fireplace. A thatched outdoor game-viewing deck (sala) and infinity pool offer refreshing solace from the summer heat. Each of the villas has a full en-suite bathroom complete with an enormous oval shaped bath and indoor and outdoor showers. The villas are all equipped with private bomas for an intimate and romantic dining experience.

Facilities: 

Savour the very best of African-inspired and European treatments at Thanda's award-winning wellness centre during your stay. The safari-spa offers world-class body and facial treatments, as well as full-day packages to pamper, rejuvenate and uplift the body while the mind goes on safari. Our head chef specialises in catering sumptuous cuisine in the most intimate venues and the Thanda staff will keep the kids busy while you relax.

Thanda is proud to offer its guests a variety of dining venues to enhance the African experience. The drama of the boma, in front of the setting sun and behind the flames of a roaring fire is an image synonymous with the safari experience, but only one of the dining options afforded guests.

Viewing the Big Five by open Land Rover and sunbathing next to your private splash pool are but two of the activities you can experience during your stay at Thanda.
Being so close to the Indian Ocean Thanda is able to offer a world-class bush and beach breakaway with trips to nearby Isimangaliso, formerly known as St. Lucia, (a World Heritage Site) an essential part of your holiday.

Horse riding on the beach, cultural excursions, whale watching, diving packages and snorkel safaris are just some of the options that Thanda has on offer. Being this close to the warmth of the Indian Ocean you'll understand where the phrase ‘sunny South Africa' was coined...


 

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15 Dec 2017
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