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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONNorthern ZululandPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPASpa Tent, which offers all treatments that do not require electricty
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONNo
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYNo children under the age of 6 yearsMALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Beautiful nature and jaw-dropping scenery enhanced by flickering firelight from the boma and warm paraffin lanterns to guide your feet along the walkway.
  •   To add to the genuine bush atmosphere, the camp is non-electrified.
  •   All decorated in rustic natural shades and complemented by the rich, warm hues of the African sunset.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 April - 30 April 2018 Luxury Tent R 4,405 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 May - 31 July 2018 Luxury Tent R 3,744 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 August - 31 October 2018 Luxury Tent R 4,405 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 November - 30 November 2018 Luxury Tent R 2,936 pppn sharing min/max 3 night stay special offer!
Luxury Tent R 4,405 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 December - 20 December 2018 Luxury Tent R 4,405 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
21 December 2018 - 05 January 2019 Luxury Tent R 4,880 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES AND LONG STAY RATES PLEASE KINDLY CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 OR EMAIL INFO@BUSHBREAKS.CO.ZA FOR MORE INFO.

*MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 3,303 per person per night sharing in a LuxuryTent
*valid May, June, July & August 2018
*applicable to the special rates for advance bookings listed above valid over the special validity period.
*long stay special offer - rate based on a 4 night stay



**LUXURY JABULA TENT**
Within Thanda Tented Camp lies Thanda’s Jabula Tent. Meaning 'happiness' in isiZulu, it is romantic and private, yet beautifully spacious. Decorated in sophisticated safari chic, it is ideal for bridal couples, honeymooners, special occasion travellers as well as families wanting to share with each other under one canvas roof.


R 5,400 per person per night 
*valid 01 February - 20 December 2018


R 5,980 per person per night 
*valid 21 December 2018 - 05 January 2019

* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury tented accommodation
• All meals
• Two Game Drives daily
• Selected local beers, house wine and spirits on evening game drives & with dinner
• Soft drinks throughout your stay
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children aged 6 years and older are welcome at Thanda Tented Camp.
• Children aged 6 – 16 years pay less 50% when sharing a tent with 2 full paying adults.
• Children aged 6 – 16 sleep on stretcher beds.
• Only one child under 16 years can be accommodated with 2 adults. Additional accommodation required for 2 or more children.
• Children aged 17 years and older will be charged normal adult rates.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Rhino Tracking (R 1,635.00 per person, subject to change - max 4 guests)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rates are based on a minimum stay of 2 nights.
• No MTN signal at the tented camp.
• Private vehicles are not allowed within the reserve so there are scheduled gate pick-up times:14h00, 14h30, 15h00, 16h00 & 17h00
• A Conservation Levy of R 150.00 per person per stay applies and will be added to the guest's account. (Subject to change)
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
3 hour drive from Durban
6.5 hours from Johannesburg
Road transfers are available from Durban, Richards Bay and Mkuze
 
ACCOMMODATION
14 Luxury Tents
1 Luxury Jabula Tent with private plunge pool and boma for private dining

ABOUT THANDA TENTED CAMP

The Thanda Tented Camp was renovated and reopened in May 2012 and is built in colonial safari-style, offering an authentic yet luxurious bush experience. The tented camp is equipped with a generator which will power the luxury tents for a few hours each day. Guests will now be able to charge cameras and phones in the privacy of their tents. Thanda now allows children from 6-years of age to stay at the tented camp, making for a perfect family safari getaway.
 
THE HONEYMOON TENT

The Honeymoon Tent offers a sophisticated mix of romance, privacy and refined comfort in the heart of the African bush. The Honeymoon Tent features a king-sized bed in a spacious bedroom, and a comfortable separate lounge area for relaxation.
 
ABOUT THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Thanda Private Game Reserve is South Africa's top award winning safari destination and is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. The inimitable integration of South Africa's best climate and rehabilitated and rich bush land has made Thanda home to amazing wildlife and over four hundred bird species. Ignite your imagination and open your mind to an extraordinary experience for your soul, mind and body. It's the unique and sought after balance between energizing and exclusive relaxation that we want to share with you and your dear ones. It is here that one finds Thanda Private Game Reserve. The nine luxury bush villas at the main lodge offer a level of opulence that is hard to surpass, 220m in size, each with private heated splash pools and private bomas, ideal for intimate open-air dinners. The outdoor salas are impossible to resist for an afternoon siesta on feather-filled cushions amid extraordinary views of the surrounding unfenced bush. Each villa has a fireplace interleading between the bedroom and the lounge. Luxurious bathrooms have enormous egg-shaped baths, and indoor as well as outdoor showers.
 
Should the urge arise to venture out of your private retreat, Thanda's public areas include a library, business centre, a finely stocked wine cellar and several dining venues where deliciously mouth-watering meals are served. Culinary masterpieces skilfully prepared by the dedicated and professional chefs can be experienced in a variety of venues at Thanda. The public facilities of the main lodge include a fire-lit dining room, outdoor dining decks and an outdoor 'boma' (open reed enclosure). Private dining is available at the bush villas, where meals can be served in the private bomas or the private decks of each villa, under sparkling skies on clear nights. Bush breakfasts, high teas or dinners are also available for special occasions.
 
A superbly stocked wine cellar and cigar bar are available at the main lodge. Thanda is an exquisite venue for a honeymoon or a bush wedding. All co-ordination requirements will be taken care of by the lodge, from the legal documents to arranging an ordained minister, ensuring that the most special day of your life is totally unforgettable and stress-free. Thanda can accommodate a maximum of 58 guests and the lodge is able to cater for the wedding ceremony and reception, and would assist in finding additional accommodation nearby if required. Thanda Private Game Reserve aims to restore nature's balance by reintroducing species endemic to the area (for example, Wild Dog), as well as the Big Five. The rehabilitated land has encouraged the bird and wildlife to flourish, and has assisted in the re-establishment of the natural ecosystem. Game drives in the open game viewing vehicles and bush walks guided by knowledgeable and experienced game rangers and trackers afford guests a better understanding and appreciation of our wild heritage.
 
Private game drives are also available on request. Other activities arranged by Thanda include fresh-water and deep-sea fishing, horse riding on the beach or at a nearby non-Big Five game reserve, swimming and walking along the pristine beaches at the Indian ocean and having your own beach barbeque, snorkeling, birding safaris, microlight flights, midnight turtle tours to Mbibi, kayak and canoe safaris and visits to a traditional village and school. There are also golf courses in the surrounding areas for golf enthusiasts.
 
Of course, for those guests who would prefer to savour the peace of the luxury bush retreats, enjoy the stillness of the stars above you with the privacy of your own outdoor fireplace, or a variety of relaxing therapies and beauty treatments offered by the wellness centre Thanda Private Game Reserve has created a world-class spa facility with exclusive treatments which consist of reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stone massage using African essential oils in a base of shea butter, pressure point scalp massage, manicures, pedicures, hot & cold outdoor kniepp therapy pools, a reflexology pool, outdoor sala treatment area, steam room & hydrotherapy bath all with a unique Zulu feel and designed exclusively for Thanda.

 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Luxury Colonial Style Tents
  • Semi electrified - generator runs at certain times
  • Authentic bush experience
  • Intimate dining tent at the main area
  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Pool at main area
  • Boma
  • Spa
  • Curio Shop






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG

  • Take the N17 via Springs to Ermelo. From Ermelo, take the N2, past Piet Retief. Continue on the N2 towards Hluhluwe – approximately 25km past Mkhuze (before Hluhluwe), turn right into the D242, continue for approximately 5km on the gravel road to the Thanda gate on the right.

 
FROM DURBAN

  • Take the N2 towards Hluhluwe. Approximately 20km past the turn-off for Hluhluwe, turn left into the D242 and continue for approximately 5km on the gravel road to the Thanda gate on the right.



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