Top honours are still with Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Thanda has clinched the esteemed award for ‘World’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ yet again, bagging this and stunning award for the third year running. Congratulations, Thanda!

That’s not all. Thanda has won twelve World Travel Awards since 2006 for the exceptional safari experience it offers, and for its superb five-star facilities.

Thanda has place of pride on 14 000-hectares of wild bush enfolded by mountains in the Hluhluwe area of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal. From a luxury safari lodge to a sublime honeymoon tent, a royal private villa and tented camp, Thanda has it all. With a range of accommodation options at different locations, wildlife-lovers, romance-hunters, honeymooners and families all are exceedingly well catered for. You can even do a bit of business in the bush, if you really must.

The main lodge consists of nine large bush villas in a circular form, rather like a traditional homestead set up against a hill. Each is a private haven of bliss with amazing views over the game reserve. Every villa has a spacious lounge area and master bedroom with an interleading fireplace. Outside, you have your own thatched viewing deck and infinity pool, as well as a private boma for cosy dinners-for-two in the bush. The villas have full en-suite bathrooms with enormous oval baths, indoor and outdoor showers.

Mail our Getaway Consultants for information and bookings, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).