Overview of Thanda Safari Tented Camp

Set on the green slope of a hill in Zululand, this chic tented camp invites you to experience a luxurious safari complemented by refined style, immaculate service and Zulu culture. Overlooking Thanda Private Game Reserve, which is inhabited by the Big 5 and a breeding pack of wild dog, lavish Thanda Tented Camp offers guided 4×4 game drives conducted exclusively for its guests – it has sole traversing rights in the area so you will not see any other vehicles.

Accommodation comprises vast en suite Meru-style tents that feature wooden floors and are decorated with classic Victorian furniture and finishings. Each opulent abode is adjoined by an expansive viewing deck looking out over the captivating kwaZulu-Natal wilderness. With no electricity at the camp, the feeling of adventure is amplified along as the calls of animals at night echo as your drift off to sleep in your king-sized bed dressed in percale linen.

Enjoy a sumptuous bush banquet sitting around a roaring fire while the African star-studded skies twinkle brightly above. Traditionally dressed Zulu tribesmen perform customary dances, adding to the evening’s festivities. For a more intimate look into the Zulu culture, Vula Zulu is a traditional homestead adjacent to Thanda where warriors enact age-old rituals for battle.

The owners of Thanda Safari Tented Camp are philanthropists and founding members of Project Rhino, to help protect the most endangered of the Big 5 against poaching. Almost all the staff are recruited from the local Zulu community, and all the fees from village visits go to the villagers. Thanda’s resident photographer conducts a complimentary two-hour photographic workshop aimed at your level of skill and technical knowledge of your camera equipment.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
Select your preferred currency to view rates by season
Date Board Price
08/01/2024 - 13/12/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $300
14/12/2024 - 05/01/2025 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $335

Scroll For More

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
Best price
Our Best Price Promise

If you’re able to find a better quote for your itinerary let us know and we’ll match it.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Lavish tented camp on private kwaZulu-Natal reserve
  • Guided 4x4 game drives with Big 5 and wild dog encounters
  • Hearty bush banquets and traditional Zulu dancing
  • Vast en suite tents with verandas overlooking the wilderness
  • Spa offering full range of beauty treatments and massages
  • Special ‘Jabula’ tent for honeymooners, families or special occasions
Game drives

Game drives

Rooms at Thanda Safari Tented Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • tentedcamp


    One of just 14 luxury tents at Thanda Safari Tented Camp, your canvas home is decorated in classic safari style and is adjoined by a sunny veranda – with an outdoor shower – overlooking the magnificent game-rich surroundings. Your marvelous suite features a king-sized 4-poster bed and a palatial bathroom equipped with both a bathtub, a shower and a double vanity. All rooms have personal bars, safes and ceiling fans.

    The Jabula Tent, which means ‘happiness’ in Zulu, is very spacious and is ideal for newlyweds, small families or those who want to splash out for special occasion. It has a private pool, its own boma and a large sun deck.

    General Facilities

    Thanda Safari Tented Camp’s communal facilities include a formal dining tent where silver-service dinners are served as well as a boma for alfresco dining. The sala consists of an open-air lounge and splash pool where elephants often come to take a drink.

    There is no electricity at the camp and, without compromising luxury or service, you have the opportunity to get closer to nature in complete comfort. There is solar power and batteries for charging essentials such as your mobile phone or camera. The wellness centre offers a variety of therapies and beauty treatments which include full-body aromatherapy, hot stone massage and healing reflexology. The Thanda Signature Treatments draw inspiration directly from the Zulu culture in terms of their applications and the products used.





    Curio shop

    Curio shop



    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool


    Guests are treated to a varied menu which incorporates a combination of Western and African-inspired dishes with meals enjoyed in the dining tent or in the boma around a roaring campfire.

    Why travel with Go2Africa?

    Based in Cape Town, our team of experts are all born and raised in Africa.
    When you travel with us you’re assured of the Big 5 Guarantee.

    We Are Safari Experts

    We have first-hand knowledge of every single destination, lodge and activity we recommend.

    Our Best Price Promise

    If you’re able to find a better quote for your itinerary let us know and we’ll match it.

    Positive Impact

    The money from your trip stays in Africa, supporting local communities and conservation projects long after you return home.

    Full Service, 24/7 On Safari Support

    We take care of every detail, offering 24/7 assistance and local know-how from the right time zone, until you return safely home.

    Complete Financial Protection

    Our clients are fully covered by our supplier default insurance, and Our accreditation bond with the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association

    Interested to know more? Click the link to find out all about Go2Africa’s Big 5 Guarantee

    Feefo logo