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Thanda Safari Lodge

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D242 Off The N2, Hluhluwe 3950 South Africa See on map
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited Thanda in late 2018 and the experience surpassed anything I've ever experienced. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The meals and drinks were excellent and prompt. The lodging was over-the-top luxurious. We made good use of our private pool as did...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank BartW_Portland
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback which we will share with our Thanda staff. I am delighted that you had a wonderful time at Thanda and we hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Thank you and all the best for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tranquil oasis in a magnificent private game reserve. The food was amazing and they were able to accommodate our dietary requirements (vegan!). The safari drives were incredible and I cannot believe how close we got to the animals. Our driver Kyle and our tracker...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Feliss2014
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback which I will share with all staff! We hope you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Lara Soldat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have shared the below review with the manager via email after we left (for fear of potential retribution from the guard who asked us for money – details to come below). If you are looking for hotel-style accommodation, this is your lodge. I've been...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Dana H
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Thank you for your detailed review. We are sorry to hear that your stay at Thanda was not up to your expected standard. I do believe that our Hospitality Manager is already in contact with you with regards to the points raised in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words are impossible to describe this experience however i will try. Private Lodges tranquil and luxurious great for Honey Mooners or Old Swingers Food excellent if not a great number of choice This is all about the experience of Safari You need a minimum of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback which we will share with all staff! Looking forward to seeing you in 2020. Best Regards, Lara Soldat

Reviewed 25 November 2018

First experience of tented accomodation - and will not be my last as long as they are as good as this! Although there was a storm on one nught, this was no concern for the tent - made for a wonderful experience! Private tent with...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for this wonderful feedback which I will be sure to share with all staff at Thanda Tented Camp. We hope you will visit us again soon! Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager

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Description
Thanda Safari is situated 23km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, South Africa, and is set on a 14 000-hectare Big Five private game reserve. Thanda, meaning 'love' in isiZulu, unites romance and More exclusivity with Zulu culture and wildlife. The nine luxury bush suites at Thanda Safari Lodge have private infinity pools, viewing decks, private salas, lounges, fireplaces and full bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. The individual bomas at each suite offer guests dining privacy. The public facilities at Thanda Safari Lodge include a lounge, library, dining room, boma, dining deck, wine cellar, cigar bar, private business area and viewing decks. Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 people, offering accommodation as a unit of five separate suites. Each suite is individually decorated and very private, with its own viewing deck. Public facilities at Villa iZulu include a boma, library, wine cellar, business area, heated pool and a magnificent deck overlooking a waterhole. Thanda Tented Camp is built in colonial safari style, offering an authentic bush experience in 15 tents. The tents have viewing decks and en-suite canvass bathrooms. Public facilities at Thanda Tented Camp include a dining tent, a boma area, and a sala consisting of an 'open-air' lounge and a 10x5m rim-flow pool. The Jabula Tent, located within Thanda Tented Camp, offers a sophisticated mix of romance, privacy and refined comfort in the heart of the African bush. It features a king-sized bed in a spacious bedroom, and a comfortable separate lounge area for relaxation. A highlight of Jabula Tent is the outdoor shower and splash pool which has spectacular panoramic views of the 14000-hectare reserve. Thanda's award-winning spa offers signature treatments that are based on a combination of western techniques and ancient Zulu holistic practices - learnt from traditional Zulu women, to massage, soothe and heal. Safaris in open game viewing vehicles are conducted exclusively for Thanda guests on the low-risk malaria reserve. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$389 - US$1 271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$389 - US$1 271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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Traveller (553)
Room & Suite (115)
Dining (17)
Pool & Beach (16)
Family and Play Areas (6)
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Sezzy78
23 August 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Good Day Sezzy78, WiFi is available at Thanda Safari Lodge in all public areas and in the Bush Suites but can be intermittent depending on the weather. Electrical appliances such as Hairdryers (we have these in the suites... More
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Jang53
5 August 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Good Evening, The rates include accommodation, three meals per day, two game drives per day as well as selected local beverages. Thank you for your interest in Thanda. Best Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager
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Anne W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Dear Anne Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay with this response and I do hope that you do not take this as a reflection on the property. I would like to assure you that Thanda Safari is the perfect place for... More
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"The lodge accommodation is set up as separate bungalows each with their own plunge pool."
Feliss2014
2 weeks ago
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"we had 3 villas. They were exactly the same."
maodohsiao
2 weeks ago
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"Lodge with a view"
F7638VCnickg
4 weeks ago
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"All lodges or tents are great, some are just closer to the main facilities."
AussieTravellerPerth
29 Sep 2018
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