Spot-on Location, the Big Five and Award-Winning Lodges


Facilities & services

  • Safari Lodge
  • Tented Camp
  • Private Royal Villa
  • Spa
  • All meals provided
  • Selected local drinks
  • WiFi
  • Laudry
  • Two shared game drives per day
  • Guided bush walks


  • Game Drives and Bush Walks
  • Star Gazing
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners
  • Wildlife Lectures
  • â??Junior Rangerâ? courses for kids
  • Bird Watching
  • Crocodile Feeding
  • Traditional Zulu village tour
  • Gemstone and Geology Trails
  • Tiger Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking in Mountains, Ancient CavesAt St Lucia Estuary:
  • Hippo and Crocodile
  • Expeditions
  • Diving
  • Whale Watching
  • Turtle Tours
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Marine Mammal Boat Trip

This Big Five 14,000-hectare reserve not only delights in its own exclusivity and variety of wildlife but also in being positioned between numerous other wildlife reserves, in particular the coastal UNESCO St Lucia Wetlands on Thanda’s eastern borders.

So, as you can imagine, the range of activities stretches from bush walks, game drives and Zulu village tours to deep sea fishing, whale watching and diving coral reefs.

The Thanda reserve is also malaria-free, plus it provides some good kids activities for a truly family-friendly experience.

You also get the choice of three different, award-wining accommodation experiences to match Thanda as a very comprehensive safari destination.

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