Thanda, meaning ‘love’ in Zulu, is an expression of the magical union of the power of Zulu culture, wildlife, romance and exclusivity.

Thanda, meaning ‘love’ in Zulu, is an expression of the magical union of the power of Zulu culture, wildlife, romance and exclusivity. 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. Ignite your imagination and open your mind to an extraordinary experience for your soul, mind and body. It’s the unique and sought after balance between energising and exclusive relaxation that they want to share with you.

Tour Code ZTL01
Duration 3 days / 2 nights
Start 08h00 from Durban
Vehicle Air-conditioned vehicle to suite group size
Minimum 2 passengers
Price Price available on request
Included Driver guide on transfers only, transportation as per itinerary, accommodation at Thanda Tented camp or similar, selected beverages, Tea’s and coffee, refreshments on game drives, 2 game drives per day.
Excluded Gratuities, drinks not specified above, telephone calls, laundry and items of a personal nature, any flights, All Insurance and visa costs
Meals 2 x Breakfasts, 1 x Lunches, 2 x Dinners
Accommodation Thanda Tented Camp.  Should this not be available we will use an alternative private game lodge such as Mkuzi Falls tented camp or similar.
Comments Zululand is a low risk malaria area – please consult your GP for necessary precautions.
Activity Level Moderate

DAY 1 – 09h00
You will be collected from your Durban hotel and transferred to Thanda Private Game Reserve which is situated on the Northern Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal.  A lunch can be taken en-route and is for your own account. On arrival at Thanda Private Game Reserve your guide will assist you with check in before departing and leaving you in the hands of the lodge staff.  There will be time to freshen up before departing on a late afternoon game drive. Dinner is taken at the lodge and is included.
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. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay in the tented camp for safety reasons as the camp is unfenced. Thanda’s tented camp is an approximate 15-minute drive from the main lodge in an open Land Rover.

Accommodation:  Thanda Tented Safari Lodge or similar
Distance:              Durban to Thanda – 400km

Day 2
THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Enjoy the facilities and activities that these luxury lodges have to offer.  Safari activities and nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers are available and included.  3 meals including, house wines and water at meal times, tea and coffee is included. The lodge staff will advise you of the activities on offer for the day and the times. In between your game drives and bush walks relax around the pool or indulge in a spa treatment at the Africology spa.
Dinner is taken in the boma and is included.

Accommodation:  Thanda Tented Safari Lodge or similar
Distance:              Around the reserve 20km

Day 3
A last opportunity for an early morning bush walk or game drive, is followed by breakfast at the lodge. Your driver will meet you at the lodge and transfer you back to Durban where you reach your accommodation around 17:00.

Distance:  Thanda to Durban 400km