Winter is the perfect season to experience a great safari as the dry months of June, July and August offer a great opportunity for viewing wildlife. Thanda Safari located in the beautiful Zululand of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) is offering a 40% discount to SADC country residences for this winter holiday season.



Thanda Safari is a stunning Safari and lodge holiday escape. The lodge is award winning and offers guests a luxury escape as well as a chance to appreciate the stunning wild life of KZN at its best. Situated on 14000 hectares the lodge is also part of The Leading Hotels of the World.



Thanda Safari is one of South Africa’s top game reserve that gives guests the opportunity to enjoy close-up encounters with South Africa’s Big Five, like lions and elephants to name a few.



The lodge not only offers great experiences for honeymooners but also families, including kids who want to discover SA wildlife. Thanda Safari also offers great food and wine as well as spa treatments Thanda Safari’s discount will be running this winter giving a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely wildlife escape in luxury at reasonable price.


Now SADC country residents can enjoy the best of the Big Five with SADC specials at Thanda Safari;


Book a stay at the 9-suit Thanda Safari Lodge at a cost of R5 082 per person sharing per night, while children aged 2 – 16 years of age pay 50%. The rates that are include in this luxury accommodation are;

  • Two game drives per day with professional guide and tracker
  • All meals and selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and beers)
  • Bush walks with specialist walking guides
  • In-room minibar
  • Wifi and laundry (and one private boma dinner with stays of four nights or more).

*Child policy: Two children under the age of 16 can share a suite with two adults.


The Villa iZulu consist of 5 suites and is available for exclusive-use, private bush residence for 1 to 6 guests (additional guests pay extra) – R29 592 per night.  These rates include;

  • Villa iZulu host
  • Service team
  • Chef, All meals and selected local beverages
  • Two game drives per day with professional guide and tracker
  • Bush walks with specialist walking guides
  • Wifi and laundry.

* Child policy: Children up to the age of 16 are permitted to share.



Thanda Tented Camp (15 tents) – Rates per person sharing per night are from R2 667 and children aged 6 – 16 years of age pay 50%.  The Jabula Tent is R3 270 per adult sharing per night. This includes tented accommodation;

  • Two game drives per day with professional guide and tracker
  • All meals, tea, coffee, juice and water with meals.
  • Limited drinks package available on afternoon game drives and during dinner only.

*Child policy: Regrettably no children under the age of 6 can be accommodated at Thanda Tented Camp; one child under the age of 16 can share a tent with two adults. Excluded from the rates are Spa treatments, cellar wines, champagnes, all imported spirits and beers (all wines, spirits and beers before the evening game drive at Thanda Tented Camp), transfers, laundry, minibars (at Thanda Tented Camp), curios, gratuities and items of a personal nature, Conservation Levy private dinners and private bush dinners, guided bush walks (at Thanda Tented Camp).


Activities geared to the kids

  • Include the Bucks & Bugs Club which ensures that while the adults are enjoying their activities, the kids are off (safely and under supervision) having a time of their lives – they get to spend with one of the Thanda guides learning about game tracking
  • Spoor identification and the bird and plant life, after which they get a Junior Rangers Certificate.

While Thanda does have strict child policies and there are certain child-related rules that have to be adhered to, it is willing to discuss exceptions to these, within reason.


The Honeymoon Special

The Romance Package is for honeymoon couples who book for a three-night stay at Thanda Safari Lodge. They will enjoy a romantic private moon-lit dinner, turndown, a scented bath, champagne on ice, a chocolate fondue for two, a beaded Zulu necklace, a complimentary 45-minute spa treatment per person (subject to availability) and a traditional Zulu blessing beneath the Marula tree.  Per couple: R 30 492 (discounted rate).