Acclaimed Thanda Private Game Reserve offers a blissful honeymoon safari with luxurious nights and days to remember forever. Exclusive flights depart from Johannesburg to whisk you directly to this reserve in the land of the Zulu.
This exquisite South African honeymoon destination is a dream retreat deep in the African bush. Those in love will find privacy and exclusive surroundings at Thanda where there is a choice of an opulent villa at the main lodge or a luxurious tent in an authentic colonial safari camp just a few minutes away.
Romantic couples or those on honeymoon in South Africa can enjoy 3 sublime nights in beautiful Northern KwaZulu-Natal at Thanda Private Game Reserve. Beautiful accommodation and fine dining enhance the experience of being so close to the African bushveld. Enjoy superb candlelit dinners, just for you, under starry skies and hear the animal calls in the wilderness.
Each day is a delight at Thanda. You and your loved one can totally relax in each others company, sunbathe, swim and sleep at this South African honeymoon destination. Later in the day after a delicious lunch an exciting game drive will take you into adventurous Big Five territory. Early morning game drives also take place and you can enjoy a wonderful bush breakfast in the company of your highly trained guides.
For another thrilling adventure you can set off on a guided walk with an expert ranger, tracking animals and learning about the bush. What would a honeymoon safari be without an intimate Spa experience? Thanda Wellness Centre provides the expertise and tranquil surroundings for the Royal Thanda Spirit spa treatment. Designed for couples, there is plenty of alone-time to enjoy hydrotherapy and body scrubs followed by dual hot stone massage and head massage.
The Villas (Main Lodge)
There are 9 luxurious villas with stunning en-suite bathrooms that have a large oval custom bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Each Villa has its own spacious lounge, master bedroom, inter-leading fireplace, thatched outdoor gazebo for game viewing, infinity rim swimming pool and fabulous views of the reserve. A private dining boma (outdoor enclosure) is also provided for each villa.
Facilities at the Main Lodge include
- Wellness Centre
- Business centre
- Finely-stocked wine cellar and cigar bar
- Choice between romantic dining venues in the heart of the African bush
- There is also an exclusive-use, private, fully self-contained and staffed Royal Suite for up to 10 guests.
The Tented Camp
There are 4 gorgeous safari tents in traditional colonial style for an authentic bush experience. The camp is not electrified in order to provide an intimate safari atmosphere. Each tent has a four-poster bed, en-suite canvas bathroom, private deck and beautiful views. Camp guest areas include an intimate lantern lit dining tent, dramatic outdoor boma (enclosure), stylish outdoor lounge and refreshing plunge pool. Guests are 15 minutes drive by open Land Rover from the main lodge.
Thanda Private Game Reserve is the ideal romantic getaway in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Located on 7 800 hectares of prime land, Thanda is a Big Five game reserve with Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino but it also has a wealth of other fascinating creatures such as Wild Dog, Cheetah, Hyena, Warthog and plains game as well as an abundance of bird life.
This magnificent South African honeymoon destination is also very close to the Indian Ocean, fine beaches and excellent snorkelling and diving sites. Thanda offers a 5 star safari for bush and beach breakaways. Guests here can also enjoy cultural excursions to experience traditional Zulu culture, horse riding on the beach and whale watching from the shore or on a boat. Isimangaliso (formerly St Lucia) Wetlands, a World Heritage Site, is also close by.
Thanda Private Game Reserve is situated in a low-risk malaria area and can be found 400km (249 miles) north of Durban on the N2 highway, just past the town of Hluhluwe. The nearest commercial airport is Richards Bay and the nearest international airport is in Durban.