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    Thanda Tented Camp

    Experience an authentic tented safari in an enchanting bush setting at Thanda Tented Camp in KwaZulu Natal. With 15 tents in total, including one opulent honeymoon tent, guests at Thanda Tented Camp can immerse themselves in the essence of nature in style. Thanda Private Game Reserve provides 14000 hectares of protected territory for Big 5 game viewing, remarkable wildlife sightings and is home to over 400 bird species.

    Besides superb game drives led by a passionate ranger-tracker team, guests can indulge in a myriad of other extraordinary activities including boat trips on the beautiful St Lucia estuary, diving, fishing, horse riding on the beach and seasonal whale watching. Thanda Private Game Reserve sets conservation and community development at the forefront of its existence providing activities for guests to be involved in these initiatives as well as photography lessons and expeditions. After a day of excitement, retreat back to Thanda Tented Camp and cool down in the beautiful rim-flow pool, relax in the lounge, get a massage at the tented spa and indulge in romantic candlelight dinners under glistening African skies. Thanda also offers guests the luxury of their own private villa and the 5-star Safari Lodge which are spread out over the reserve.


    • Game Drives
    • Bushwalks
    • Boma
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    • Bucks & Bugs Club for kids
    • Junior Rangers course
    • Spa
    • Zulu cultural experience
    • Cheetah tracking
    • Rhino tracking
    • Rhino darting
    • Hippo & Croc Cruise
    • Conservation Projects (seasonal)


    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Luxury tented accommodation
    • Reserve views

    Closest airport

    • King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
    • Richards Bay Airport

    Children policy

    Children over the age of six years are welcome. More DetailsChildren under 16 years are not allowed on bushwalks, however, special activities and expeditions are arranged for the younger ones.

    • Children 6 – 16 years pay 50% when sharing a tent with 2 full paying adults
    • One child aged 16 and younger can be accommodated with 2 parents
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    2 x Game drives per day, all meals, soft drinks and  selected alcoholic beverages


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, conservations & gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, mini-bar and transfers.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 07 January 2025
    • Pay 3 Stay 4 offer is valid 01 May – 31 Aug
    • Pay 5 Stay 7 offer is valid 08 Jan – 13 Dec


    High: 10 January – 15 December

    Peak: 15 December – 10 January

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Tents

    Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Thanda’s 14 luxury tents each boast their own viewing deck making for glorious morning coffee gazing over the bushveld. En-suite bathrooms all come with an indoor shower and double-vanity, whereas selected tents also feature a bathtub and alfresco shower. Read moreWith a minibar, fans, and Wi-Fi in public areas, this is bushveld luxury for an authentic wildlife experience without forgoing any of life’s little pleasures. Less

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season R 6,266 per per person, per night
    High Season R 5,595 per person, per night

    Jabula tent

    Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    The Honeymoon Tent offers a spacious setting of romance and indulgence with a separate lounge area, en-suite bedroom with bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers and an exclusive use splash pool with magnificent reserve views from the sundeck. Read moreWith a minibar, fans, and Wi-Fi in public areas, this is the perfect authentic safari getaway for couples, honeymooners, and families. Less

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season R 7,833 per per person, per night
    High Season R 6,855 per person, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 3-hour drive from Durban, 1.5-hour drive from Richards Bay, or a 6.5-hour drive from Johannesburg with all routes along the N2 highway. The entrance to the reserve is a convenient 6-minutes from the highway.



    Fly from all major centres in South Africa to Durban’s international airport. Flights on selected airlines are available to Richards Bay. Airlink offers daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Phinda private airstrip.


    Flight Duration

    • Cape Town to Durban: 2 hours
    • Johannesburg to Durban: 70 minutes
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