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Last 5 reviews
Once again my family and I had the distinct pleasure of staying at this fantastic lodge for a number of nights. The lodge is beautifully appointed and the suites are private, huge, tastefully decorated, air-conditioned, consisting of a private lounge, bedroom, bathroom, own swimming pool, day-bed with a view and many other luxuries. The menu was varied and really great, offering choices (eg vegetarian) and tastefully presented culinary delights. The service was constantly top-notch and our butler, Nomvula, went out of her way to look after us. This is however, a Safari Lodge, and the morning and afternoon game drives certainly became the highlight of our stay. Our guide, Martin, and his tracker, Nhlahla, made our time in the bush an extraordinary experience and we left with a sensory overload of the African Bush. Their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm is unsurpassed and makes Thanda a very special place to visit. We will never forget the privilege we had in experiencing this fantastic Safari Lodge. Thank you very much!
A good experience
The game viewing was exceptional. The service was good. The food was a little disappointing. We were there for my 70th birthday and as all the guests were from SA and the lodge new my birthday I was disappointed they chose to do a fairly mediocre Braai. The other 4 guests all fromSA were also disappointed. However the experience in general was a good one and the staff very helpful. The rooms are exceptional.
Better then you could imagine!
It is beautiful here and the staff is absolutely wonderful! Saw so many animals on the safari drives and the drivers are all so knowledgeable about the area and its animals. Definitely made an experience I will never forget. They offer so much here and do it all so well, it's better than anyone could imagine.
What an absolute surprise.
We decided to book a two night stay as an overnight stop to Mozambique. We were not caught totally unawares and were blown away. Our wildlife experience was one of the best we have ever had even though we spend plenty of time in the bush. The sightings were outrageous and the guides and trackers fantastic. They manage to track the game we were looking for and nothing deterred them from finding the lions. Our Guide, Peace, no our tracker Zebulon were knowledgeable and constantly kept us on point with what as happening. The Lodge was nothing short of opulence with all the luxuries you could imagine. Our own plunge pool was perfect to cool down in between game drives and then we could have a quick nap on the outside loungers. The food and service was fantastic with our own “butler” Qinisani who hovered around us to compliment the ethos of this wonderful lodge. As a seasoned bush traveller I would rate this as one of our best ever experiences and highly recommend a stay at this lodge, you will not be disappointed.
Our recent experience at Thanda Safari Lodge can only be described as magical. From the moment we arrived at the main gate until we left we were treated like royalty, with respect, kindness, courtesy and graciousness. We felt very special and the staff went out of their way to create a luxurious, peaceful, personalised and enjoyable atmosphere. The food and accompanying wine could certainly be defined as fine dining and the service was immaculate. Nomvula looked after us with care and always had a smile on her face. The main lodge and accompanying public spaces were carefully decorated, clean and hygienic. The main attraction was however provided by our guide, Martin, and his tracker, Nhlahla, during our morning and late afternoon game drives. Their knowledge of the game, the trees, the plants, the insects and birds was extraordinary. The manner in which they inter-acted with their guests was extremely professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. They went out of their way to make our journey of discovery extremely special and our visit will remain a remarkable memory for the rest of our lives. Thank you Martin, Nhlahla and Thanda!!!
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