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    Thanda Safari Lodge

    P450 Bayala Hluhluwe | KwaZulu Natal, 3915, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent85%
    • Very good9%
    • Average3%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “the reserve” (47 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (27 reviews)
    “game drive” (39 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 317 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We actually stayed in the Villa which is a few minutes drive from the Lodge. We booked the whole Villa for our party of 10. I was really lucky in that I was allocated one of the 2 rooms overlooking the Waterhole. We had our...More

    Thank lostsoul2015
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I arrived at the tented area in Thanda, which ended up not being suitable at all - the weather was extremely hot and the very basic tent was like an oven with minimal cooling( only a ceiling fan in the bedroom).The bathroom...More

    Thank Candy3006
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you intend to share an extraordinary experience with somebody you like or just want to pamper yourself with a luxury environment in an environment offering true Southern African wildlife and nature - Thanda is the perfect place. We enjoyed a fantastic villa with terrace,...More

    Thank RGerman
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your great review and kind compliments. We at Thanda pride ourselves in delivering the best service and making our guests part of the Thanda Family. We hope to see you at Thanda again soon! Best Regards, Lara Soldat

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Thanda was the best lodge we stayed at; we were here for 4 nights and we felt like royalty the whole time we were here. Whether because of the extremely luxurious Zulu type suites, or the warm staff throughout or the excellent guiding with JR,...More

    Thank javosc
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope that you will visit us again soon in the near future. The staff at Thanda pride themselves in delivering excellent service and our guests become part of the Thanda family. Thank you. Warm Regards, Lara Soldat

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The venue is well maintained. The staff are great. The accommodation lovely. And we were fortunate to see the Big 5 - all in one place. The guides knowledgeable and know where to go to find game. What a special experience getting close to the...More

    Thank Dianne M
    Response from Lara S, Reservations and Yield Manager at Thanda Safari LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you got to see the Big 5 whilst at Thanda. We hope that you will be back to visit us soon. Warm Regards, Lara Soldat

    Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp
    35 reviews
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    8.1 km
     
    Ghost Mountain Inn
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    #1 of 1 hotels in Mkuze
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    Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
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    Ubizane Wildlife Reserve
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    #6 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$512 - US$1,657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Thanda Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Thanda Private Game Reserve Hotel Hluhluwe
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    Traveller (492)
    Room & Suite (113)
    Dining (43)
    Pool & Beach (17)
    Hotel & Grounds (430)
    Bathroom (20)
    Family and Play Areas (6)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Sezzy78
    23 August 2017|
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    Response from Lara S | Property representative |
    Good Day Sezzy78, WiFi is available at Thanda Safari Lodge in all public areas and in the Bush Suites but can be intermittent depending on the weather. Electrical appliances such as Hairdryers (we have these in the suites... More
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    Jang53
    5 August 2017|
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    Response from Lara S | Property representative |
    Good Evening, The rates include accommodation, three meals per day, two game drives per day as well as selected local beverages. Thank you for your interest in Thanda. Best Regards, Lara Soldat Reservations and Yield Manager
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    Anne W
    20 January 2017|
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    Response from Lara S | Property representative |
    Dear Anne Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay with this response and I do hope that you do not take this as a reflection on the property. I would like to assure you that Thanda Safari is the perfect place for... More
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    "Lodges 1 and 2 are nearest reception and the restaurant are convenient and quiet"
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    "If you go for 4 days, stay two nights in the tents and two in the lodge."
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    "All 3 venues are breathtaking"
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    "All great and strategically placed for privacy"
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