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    Thanda Safari Lodge

    P450 Bayala Hluhluwe | KwaZulu Natal, 3915, South Africa
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    “the reserve” (47 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (26 reviews)
    “game drive” (39 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

    7 of us stayed at Villa iZulu. What a wonderful experience. We had the whole villa for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. The game drives at dawn and dusk with our driver and tracker where one of our favorite activities and what we came...More

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    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 17 July 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful review. We will be sure to share with all our staff at Villa Izulu. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Wishing you all the very best from all of us at Thanda. Best Regards, Lara Soldat

    Reviewed 12 July 2017

    Nothing could have prepared us for the size, appointment and luxury of Thanda's rooms. Complete with indoor and outdoor showers, infinite plunge pool and private tsalas overlooking the bush. The delightful staff cannot do enough for their guests and the food is outstanding as one...More

    Thank Rob C
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 13 July 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope that you will visit us again soon at Thanda. Looking forward to it. Best Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Management

    Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

    Driving to Thanda takes 5 and a half hours. The N 17 has been upgraded and its only when you pass Piet Retief that the road becomes challenging in terms of slow moving traffic that refuses to move to the left. A few potholes can...More

    Thank RubinVanNiekerk
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 7 July 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. We are currently undergoing some maintenance in our public areas and this will be resolved soon. Please refer to our directions on our website as the navigation systems do indeed take you to the deliveries entrance. We are happy to...More

    Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

    We found Thanda almost by accident but it was pure serendipity. It was a amazing to say the least. Despite it being low season, the weather was pleasant and animals were plentiful and amenable to viewings. We saw 4/5 of Big Five in two days...More

    Thank Kennedys K
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 7 July 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so happy that your Honeymoon at Thanda was a memorable one and we hope that you will visit us soon! Best Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager

    Reviewed 15 June 2017

    My wife has already written a review of the wonderful Game Reserve and the truely magnificent staff and facilities, I would also like to acknowledge the truely fantastic experience we had with Christian Sperka on an enlightening photography lesson and safari. Christian was very patient...More

    Thank Mark C
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 7 July 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. "The Green Mamba" is certainly an eye opener and we are glad that you enjoyed it. We will pass your compliments onto Christian Sperka our Resident Photographer. We hope to see you soon! Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
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    • US$567 - US$1,703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    Sezzy78
    22 August 2017|
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    Response from Lara S | Property representative |
    Good Day Sezzy78, WiFi is available at Thanda Safari Lodge in all public areas and in the Bush Suites but can be intermittent depending on the weather. Electrical appliances such as Hairdryers (we have these in the suites... More
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    Jang53
    5 August 2017|
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    Response from Lara S | Property representative |
    Good Evening, The rates include accommodation, three meals per day, two game drives per day as well as selected local beverages. Thank you for your interest in Thanda. Best Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager
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    Anne W
    19 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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    "Lodges 1 and 2 are nearest reception and the restaurant are convenient and quiet"
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    "If you go for 4 days, stay two nights in the tents and two in the lodge."
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    "All great and strategically placed for privacy"
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