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    Thanda Safari

    D242 off the N2 | Hluhluwe, 3915, South Africa
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          USD 633*
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          Overview
          • Excellent85%
          • Very good9%
          • Average3%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
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          “game drives” (88 reviews)
          “game reserve” (34 reviews)
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          Reviewed 8 January 2015

          This was my third safari visit in South Africa but the first time our teenage children had been on one. It was just amazing. and the best I've ever been on. The lodges are beautiful with a capital L for luxury. They are large and...More

          1  Thank Familytimes05
          Response from ThandaPGR, Manager at Thanda SafariResponded 12 January 2015

          Thank you for your positive review of Thanda. We loved hosting your family for the three nights and it is great that you could share this experience with the children. As you may know our rooms are built in the shape of a Zulu Hut...More

          Reviewed 5 January 2015

          I specifically refreshed my tripadvisor account just to come here and comment on this place. We had 4 nights stay for our honey moon AUG/SEPT 2014. Words cannot describe how wonderful this place is, its a once in a life time thing (espec as a...More

          1  Thank scanjam
          Response from ThandaPGR, Manager at Thanda SafariResponded 12 January 2015

          Thank you for making the effort to leave us a good review. We appreciate all the kind words and we are honoured that we could share in this very special time of your life. Our Chef (one of the local Zulu people) feels flattered to...More

          Reviewed 3 January 2015

          Our stay in Thanda Tented Camps was one of the most amazing stays we ever had. We travel quite frequently and are experienced travelers enough to know when there is something extraordinary. And THANDA deserves the highest compliments. The tented camps are comfortable, chic and...More

          Thank Barbora_11
          Response from ThandaPGR, Manager at Thanda SafariResponded 6 January 2015

          Thank you for staying at our Tented Camp and for the positive review. We are delighted to hear that you loved the Tents and that your stay with us was exceptional. Our Tented Camp was designed with the sole purpose to offer you a true...More

          Reviewed 30 December 2014

          Given the cost I expected a WOW experience but instead was met with a very average one. The room and view from the room was exquisite and the service in the restaurant was exceptional but the experience was certainly not personalised which was what was...More

          3  Thank DrAugustaDorning
          Response from ThandaPGR, Manager at Thanda SafariResponded 6 January 2015

          Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted to hear that you found the view from the room to be very special. In Zululand we have some of the most spectacular sunset and off course the rolling hills of Zululand is something special you...More

          Reviewed 29 December 2014

          I am a tour guide and operator With my own company "Bup Tours "and travel with clients for a living and I must admit I Loved my stay here with my Girlfriend. We booked for three nights at the main lodge because it boasted great...More

          Thank BupTours
          Response from ThandaPGR, Manager at Thanda SafariResponded 5 January 2015

          Thank you for your positive review of Thanda Safari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that, despite all your travels, you found our Lodge to be one of the best. The Lodge is built in the form of a traditional Zulu hut, explaining the large...More

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          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
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          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • USD 466 - USD 1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 9
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          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • Thanda Private Game Reserve
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          Anne W
          I will be a solo traveller. Would this be suitable for me please? Anne
          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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          I like to be your members of workers how to apply I really want to do my best of cooking skill
          24 November 2015|
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          Doug S
          Were there lions on the game drive at this game lodge?
          11 August 2015|
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          Response from dixiefowler | Reviewed this property |
          Yes plenty of lions and got some fabulous photos too. For me, the big moment was when a bull elephant came really close to our jeep, nothing too scary but I've never appreciated the sheer size of these beasts until that... More
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