A Bucket List Experience in South Africa

Driving, walking and researching a Big Five private reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

Bring a camera! Any camera, including smart-phones, for Thanda’s wildlife photography lessons.

It’s a photographer’s paradise.

Guests enjoy numerous activities, from Big Five game drives, specialized bush walks and wildlife conservation activities, to Zulu cultural tours into the rural community and schools, for an unforgettable African experience.

Bush walking with a Thanda Wildlife Guide

Thanda Safari is steeped in Zulu history, and it is passionately committed to the Zulu culture and conservation of the environment.

Ulwazi Research Program is a wildlife and conservation project designed for nature-loving volunteers.

The People of Heaven

The amaZulu

Those wishing to delve further into Zulu culture will be invited by Thanda’s Zulu custodian to visit a Zulu homestead on an In the Footsteps of the Zulus excursion, with possible experiences from spending time with a sangoma (spiritual medium and healer) to visiting a crèche, or joining school children (and future Thanda employees) at a 'Star for Life' school, whose vital AIDS awareness program reaches over 150,000 kids.

Zulu Vocabulary :) The word Zulu means ‘Heaven’, the Zulu people, amaZulu, are ‘The People of Heaven’, and their home KwaZulu is ‘The Place of Heaven’. Thanda in Zulu means ‘love’.

The making of a bush toothbrush by Behki, the Zulu way!

One of three accommodations options, the Thanda Safari Lodge is abundant in size and as colorful as its people, featuring 9 bush suites shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead.

Set amidst lush green lawns and with its own helipad, Villa iZulu (‘heaven’) is a majestic 5-suite Villa that provides an outstanding safari hideaway for those seeking true privacy.

Comprising 15 spacious canvas tents, including the Jabula (‘Happiness’) Tent, Thanda Tented Camp offers a relaxed safari experience.

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