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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 we want to share with you and your dear ones.

Thanda’s tented camp offers an authentic bush experience in accommodation reminiscent of a bygone era, and provides guests with an opportunity to experience our magnificent reserve in a comfortable, relaxed and more affordable way. Accommodation packages at the tented camp include all meals* and game activities as well as a limited selection of local beverages.

The tented camp has been designed in comfortable safari-style, best suited for guests who are searching for a genuine safari experience and who do not require all the bells and whistles. The 14 tents each have viewing decks and en-suite canvas bathrooms and provide rustic yet comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the wildlife in one of South Africa’s most beautiful reserves. Public facilities at the tented camp include an attractive reception area, a curio shop, a new lounge area for guests to relax in, an enhanced dining tent, a 10×5 metre rim-flow pool and a new boma. Spa treatments by Africology can be enjoyed in the privacy of your tent.

Thanda’s tented camp is a completely non-electrified bush experience, but the camp is equipped with a generator which will power the tents for a few hours each day so that guests are able to charge cameras and phones in the privacy of their tents. However, 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. If you wish to leave all the trappings of modern day life behind you and enjoy an authentic, affordable and unpretentious safari at one of South Africa’s top game reserves, then the tented camp is perfect for you.

Thanda’s tented camp is an approximate 15-minute drive from the main lodge in an open Land Rover.

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All Meals (Tea, Coffee, Juice & Water with Meals)
Boma Dinners
Game Drives
Selected local beverages (house wines and local spirits and beers) on evening game drive and at dinner
Soft Drinks Available All Day
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