Located a short drive north of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in northern Zululand, Thanda Safari Lodge is set within a 14 000 hectare Big 5 private game reserve and offers you the option of experiencing the sumptuous accommodation of the main lodge or the opulence of the colonial-style tented camp.
Activities include game drives, bush walks, boat trips on the beautiful St Lucia estuary, diving, fishing, horse riding on the beach and seasonal whale watching. Meaning ‘love’ in the isiZulu language, Thanda focuses heavily on preservation of the natural surroundings (they are founding members of Project Rhino, dedicated to preserving this vulnerable species), as well as supporting the surrounding communities. A stay here offers you the chance to learn all about the richness of Zulu history and tradition.
Almost all the staff at Thanda Safari Lodge hail from the local community, and 100 percent of all the proceeds from village visits are handed to villagers. If you are a budding or even keen photographer, the resident photographer will conduct a two-hour complimentary workshop that takes into account your aptitude and equipment. Because no other camps have traversing rights, you will feel like you have the land to yourself and will be afforded some unforgettable photographic opportunities.