Thanda Safari Lodge

At a glance

  • Zulu-style villas
  • Home to the endangered black rhino
  • Plunge pool in every villa

Thanda Safari Lodge

5

A stunning lodge in the style of a Zulu homestead in the in lesser-visited KwaZulu-Natal region.

Reminiscent of a traditional Zulu homestead, Thanda Safari Lodge is a cluster of luxury hillside villas, accessed only by a series of wooden walkways. The exclusivity of these self-contained suites will make it very difficult for you to leave, as the emphasis here is intensely focused on privacy, relaxation, and the beautiful bushveld surrounds. The private plunge pool and romantic circular sala are a delightful addition to each villa, but our highlight has to be the private open-air boma, which is an unparalleled setting for a romantic and intimate dinner.

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Key information

Part of Thanda Safari on the Elephant Coast in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Airport transfer time: Approx. a 3-hour drive from Durban airport
Rooms: 9

Good to know

Children under the age of 6 can only participate in a game drive at the manager’s discretion. Extra activities should be booked 48 hours ahead.

Accommodation information

9 luxury villas

Activities

• Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with an experienced ranger • Join a photography lesson with the resident wildlife photographer • Go on an educating bush walk • Have a tour of a local Zulu village.

Dining

Dining room/tent, boma

What's included

All Inclusive Lodge Package • All meals • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, selected local beverages • Twice-daily game drives • Optional guided bush walks (only included at Thanda Safari Lodge) • 90-minute photography lesson (min. 2-night stay) • Game drive refreshments • Minibar • Wi-Fi • Laundry.

*Denotes local charge