Thanda Private Game Reserve Safaris

Draw knowledge from highly trained guides, experience spectacular wildlife sightings and find yourself at one with nature on a Thanda Private Game Reserve safari. Expect an exclusive safari experience from this incredible reserve, whether you choose to stay at Thanda Safari Lodge or the eminent Villa iZulu. The two properties share Thanda's expansive 14,000 hectares for a discreetly private safari, on which you can see some of Africa's most famous inhabitants.

Lion sighting on a Thanda Private Game Reserve safari Impi Tented Camp Interior

Thanda Private Game Reserve Highlights

  • Stay in one of two exclusive properties that have 14,000 hectares of wilderness to themselves
  • Set off in search of the Big 5 and a number of other species
  • Draw from the knowledge of expert guides who lead your safari
  • Enjoy spectacular game drives and insightful bush walks

Take-in spectacular and colourful birdlife along with a plethora of mammal species, including warthog, cheetah, hyena and, on occasion, lucky guests can enjoy sightings of rare wild dog. However, Thanda's star attractions are the legendary Big 5; consisting of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, this band of big game should be on everyone's list. If you're looking for something a little different then perhaps you should go in search of the lesser known Little 5.

While twice daily game drives ensure guests make the most of Thanda's big game bush walks allow you to discover smaller mammals and often overlooked aspects of the bush. Setting out on foot is also an excellent way to feel at one with nature.

Selected Thanda Private Game Reserve Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Thanda Private Game Reserve

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Rocktail Bay Lodge Snorkeling

The Best of Durban and the Elephant Coast

Cost Per Person
From $3,090 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Durban, Thanda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast
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Cape Town and Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $3,990 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Cape Town, Durban, Thanda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast

Thanda Private Game Reserve Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Thanda Safari Lodge
    Bush Villa

    From your bush villas, with private infinity edge pools, explore the vast expanse of award winning Thanda Game Reserve, boasting phenomenal game viewing and an incredible experience of the African wilderness.

  • Thanda Tented Camp
    Esterno di notte

    Thanda Tented Camp offers a luxury tented experience and the chance to explore the vast Big 5 wilderness of award winning Thanda Game Reserve.