Thanda Tented Camp combines the romance of a traditional tented safari, with a dose of Zulu culture and some modern, contemporary touches to create a stylish, very comfortable, and sensibly priced safari lodge. The tents are spacious and beautifully furnished: but for the canvas over your head you could easily be in a 5-star hotel room. Views into the bush are afforded in every direction and open-sided lounges provide somewhere to relax and enjoy the stunning setting.
One of the newer reserves in KwaZulu-Natal, Thanda is 14,000 hectares of prime bushveld that is being returned to its natural state, having previously been farmland. The Big Five once again roam the land, and there is a breeding pack of the incredibly rare Wild Dog on the reserve: if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these animals, it is a privilege afforded to very few people. Thanda means “love” in the Zulu language, and Zulu culture is very much a part of the Thanda experience.