Highlights of Thanda Safari Lodge
- The epitome of luxury and romance
- Each villa has own plunge pool, outdoor private dining area and tsala
- Superb Wellness Centre
Thanda Private Game Reserve lies in northern KwaZulu Natal on 14,000ha of Big Five bushveld and comprises Thanda Safari Lodge, Thanda Tented Camp, Villa iZulu and the superb Thanda Spa.
Thanda Safari Lodge is the epitome of opulence and romance – probably the most luxurious and romantic game lodge in KwaZulu Natal. Modern African arts and crafts have been incorporated into the décor in an imaginative and trend-setting way.
The main lodge is beautifully decorated with colourful fabrics, touches of beading, welcoming leather and authentic craftwork. They cascade over several levels with an inviting library overlooking a waterhole favoured by elephant, business centre, well stocked wine cellar, cigar bar as well as spacious sitting and dining rooms. Featuring African art, huge windows, fascinating books, plush sofas and open views over the bushveld, Thanda Safari Lodge epitomises African hospitality.
Each of the nine enormous luxury bush villas (220 sqm) has their own plunge pool, large sun deck with a sala for those all-important afternoon siestas, spacious sitting room, double sided fireplace, spacious indulgent bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers.
Step out onto your wooden deck, take a dip in your heated pool, enjoy dinner served in your own private boma or admire the African sunset from your circular daybed in the thatched outdoor sala.
As well as 4×4 game drives and bush walks in Thanda Game Reserve, you also have the opportunity to learn more about wildlife photography. Thanda’s resident wildlife photographer, Christian Sperka, is an expert in the art of catching the perfect moment. In a 90-minute session, he’ll teach you how to set up your digital camera for wildlife photography and introduce you to motion photography – the best way to capture wildlife on camera.
Closeby is the Thanda Spa which is located in a lush yet hidden corner of the lodge. It offers an extensive menu of treatments including reflexology, aromatherapy, detox body treatments, facials, African massages, hand and feet treatments, hydrotherapy baths; hot and cold Kneipp therapy pools.
Thanda Safari Lodge welcomes children and offers a ‘Bucks & Bugs’ children’s safari programme. Children under 6 cannot join the scheduled game drives but families with children over 3 years old can opt to take a private vehicle.