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P450 Bayala Hluhluwe KwaZulu Natal, 3915 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent one night in the tented camp which was luxurious for a tent and enjoyed it very much. I saw my first leopard!The next morning I moved to a lodge which was amazing.Loads of space and a private deck with heated plunge pool. Heaven!...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Carolyn W
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Regards, Lara Soldat

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had one of our best stays ever in Thanda Safari Lodge. From the moment you enter the lodge you receive 5-star service. The food is absolutely amazing and the chefs are doing a great job. Lucky, Sithule and Promise were star hosts and need...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank almarieh196330
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Thanda is a 5-star experience of the finest: We had the luxury suite, with indoor- and outdoor showers, very elaborate bathroom, outdoor pool and lounge area. Food was very good, game drives as well. On top of all was the guided walk by mentor "Franklin"...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Horst S
Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Lara Soldat

Reviewed 11 October 2018

I don't often write reviews as i am a travel agent and i don't like to seem biased but i took my family for a 3 night stay to see what its like as i love that area. the lodge itself is gorgeous and rooms...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful feedback which we will be sure to share with all our staff. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time at Thanda and we hope you will visit us again soon! Thank you. Warm...More

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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
Hotel class
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$386 - US$1,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Thanda Private Game Reserve
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$386 - US$1,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Thanda Private Game Reserve
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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
20 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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"All lodges or tents are great, some are just closer to the main facilities."
AussieTravellerPerth
29 Sep 2018
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"I think any room at the Safari Lodge would be good"
LynM136
28 Feb 2018
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"Lodges 1 and 2 are nearest reception and the restaurant are convenient and quiet"
DocRunner
13 Oct 2017
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"If you go for 4 days, stay two nights in the tents and two in the lodge."
cptoronto2016
25 Aug 2017
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