In northern Zululand in KwaZulu Natal, Thanda is home to abundant wildlife, including Africa’s magnificent Big Five.
With a name that means “love” in isiZulu, Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Opened by the Zulu monarch, His Majesty King Zwelithini Goodwill kaBhekuzulu, the resort’s motto is “Proudly Conservationist. Uniquely Zulu. Incomparably Thanda.” Located in northern Zululand in KwaZulu Natal, Thanda is home to abundant wildlife, including Africa’s magnificent Big Five. Visitors spend their days on open-air game drives and bush walks; youngsters will love the Bucks & Bugs Club, designed to teach children about the natural world around them. Evenings are reserved for fine dining, enjoying wines from the well-stocked cellar, relaxing around the bonfire and star gazing. The luxurious accommodations range from the family-friendly and exclusive-use Villa iZulu to the ruggedly elegant and utterly romantic Thanda Tented Camp.