Thanda is a superb luxury resort in Northern Zululand, South Africa. Also a private reserve, Thanda is an ideal destination for in love couples, as its name means “love” in Zulu. The resort’s motto is “for the love of nature, wildlife and dear ones”.
Opened by the Zulu monarch Zwelithini Goodwill kaBhekuzulu, Thanda offers twenty luxe accommodations that range from the romantic and elegant tented camps to the Royal Villa, ideal for family getaways. Here guests can admire the impressive wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five: the elephant, the rhino, the lion, the leopard and the buffalo. This is also the first private reserve in KwaZulu-Natal to successfully introduce a breeding pack of wild dogs to its collection of wild animals.
Activities at Thanda include admiring the wildlife, taking long and relaxing bush walks, diving with the sharks in the Indian Ocean, or enjoying a lavish time at the resort’s exquisite bush spa. The children are invited to the Bucks & Bugs Club, where they can learn about the fascinating world around them. In the evening, guests can enjoy a fine dinner, sip a glass of expensive wine, taste a fine cigar in the cigar bar, or just sit on the terrace and admire the beautiful nature and the starry sky.