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Thanda Safari

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Luxury Tent | Mountain view
Outdoor pool
Luxury Tent | Terrace/patio
Standard Tent | Premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing, rollaway beds

Overview of Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari

4.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
D242 Off The N2, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, 3960

Guests rated this location 9.7/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationZululand Rhino Reserve13 min drive
  • Popular LocationPhinda Private Game Reserve17 min drive
  • Popular LocationManyoni Private Game Reserve23 min drive
  • AirportPhinda (PZL)46 min drive

Room options

About this area


Thanda Safari is located in Hluhluwe. The area's natural beauty can be seen at iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Zululand Rhino Reserve. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Zululand Rhino Reserve - 13 min drive
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Manyoni Private Game Reserve - 23 min drive
  • False Bay Park - 44 min drive
  • UMkhuze Game Reserve - 79 min drive

About this property

Thanda Safari

4-star all-inclusive lodge
Take advantage of game and wildlife viewing, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at Thanda Safari. Treat yourself to a hot stone massage at the onsite spa. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Massage treatment rooms, a porter/bellhop, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A front-desk safe, wedding services, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 25 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like safes and sound-insulated walls.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • TVs with satellite channels

All inclusive details

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals and snacks included

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • Prenatal massages
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels


  • TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Room service


  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 AM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 4363.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 4363.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Thanda Game Reserve
Thanda Private
Thanda Private Game
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Thanda Private Game Reserve Hluhluwe
Thanda Private Game Reserve Lodge
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Thanda Reserve
Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
Thanda Safari Lodge Hluhluwe
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Thanda Safari All Inclusive
Thanda Safari Lodge Hluhluwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Thanda Safari have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Thanda Safari?

As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thanda Safari on Mar 31, 2023 start from $474.23, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Thanda Safari pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Thanda Safari?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Thanda Safari?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 7:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Thanda Safari?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Thanda Safari provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A roundtrip fee applies.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Thanda Safari?

Yes, the property is all-inclusive.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great game drives with knowledgeable driver and tracker. The Food was excellent. The tents were adventurous and different in a good way. The bathroom was tired and need some upgrading. Very comfortable beds.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Safari Heaven
The hospitality of this establishment was absolutely incredible. The staff go out of their way to assist you and they are genuinely interested in ensuring that you have the best stay ever. The tented camp has all the luxuries one would need and the food is amazing. The rate is full board including game drives. Bheki and Sabelo really went out of their way to ensure that your safari is one to remember. Their knowledge of the bush is fantastic and they have a great rapport with each other... chatting about every animal and bird they come across as we move through the bush. Joe is a gem at the bar and dinner and makes sure that you are well taken care of. Wish I could stay a bit longer but I will definitely be back!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property, amazing game drives, wonderful staff! We will definitely be back for another stay in the future.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The poperty is in a beautiful area and is very well cared for
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Gorgeous property and exceptional service at every level. Many little added touches to really enhance the experience. Great value for the money. Food is high quality and well-prepared with local choices available. The facilities are 5 star, the safari experiences personalized and excellent. You cannot go wrong choosing this safari! There is no wi-fi in the tents, only at the main lodge, that was my only negative feedback.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well worth it!!
This was one of the most amazing experiences we have had - top class service & accommodation. Game viewing was excellent & staff incredible!!!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place needs a revamp.
we stayed there expecting a high standard (based on the cost) and a large room (75sm) with wifi (based on the site description), and we were disappointed with both the size of the room as well as lack of wifi, and the poor state of the bathroom. All staff were very nice and the location and the game drives were amazing. Food; breakfast great dinner just ok.

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Comfortable Beds & Nice Bathroom
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)
D242 Off The N2, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal