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sevenoaks
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We spent two nights in the tented camp and thoroughly enjoyed the experience , no electricity but candles at night and a wonderful tent made our bush experience magical . We had four game drives in small land rovers and saw all the big five and more . Although the staff were all very friendly and efficient we would like...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Villa Izulu is absolutely beautiful. It's extremely spacious, equipped with a library stocked with books for all tastes, musical instruments for those so inclined (I had a baby grand piano to play on - albeit in want of some maintenance, and guitars), lounge areas indoors and out, wifi (a weak signal) and spacious and beautifully kept gardens and pool with...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We rented the Villa iZulu in March 2014. It was one of the most incredible experiences I've had. The staff was lovely, the property breathtaking, the safaris mind-blowing and the food exceptional. We truly have not even a drip of negative feedback, we loved every minute and didn't want it to end. I want to go back! Some of the...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Thanda is very conveniently located only a Short drive off the N2. Excellent tented camp which is more luxury than Any tent you ve ever seen. , skilled and friendly staff, but most important; the best game driver! Really made an effort to find what is there to see and always found it! Accompanied with a friendly Smile! Really recommend...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We arrived to a very warm welcome by staff at the main gate and stayed for three nights at Thanda Lodge. The staff were incredible as was the food and our room was stunning with total privacy. We had Elephants drinking from our private pool which was an unforgettable experience as we were less than four metres from them. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed 2 nights in the tented camp... Accommodation is comfortable, and food was fine.... Excellent guides..... There had been a lot of rain in previous weeks, so animals quite dispersed..... Nevertheless, we did finally manage to find one of the elephant breeding herds, which was a great experience.... We also visited Hluhluwe-imfolozi national park, which is quite close to Thanda.......

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1Thank 717RobertT
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed in the lodge at the Thanda private game reserve. As we were driven from the gatehouse to the lodge by our guides (Grace and Xolani) we stopped within a couple of minutes to allow a group of elephant to cross the road – a good start! We knew that the accommodation was going to be good – but...

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed four nights and went on 8 game drives.We saw the big 5 with the leopard proving elusive until the last one.It was a real credit to the rangers who were brilliant throughout.The tents are very comfortable, you are closer or reunited with nature as there is no electric supply in the tents.You get up early and go to...

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Dubai
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had a short and sweet stay of two nights at the lodge as part of a beach and safari package. After a far from pleasant experience at the " beach" part of the package we came in with trepidation but were met with such a high end of service and warmth that it was like balm to our souls!...

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Sandvika, Norway
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We were a family group of 20 Norwegians, aged from 15 - 80 visiting Thanda Private Game Reserve from Sept. 24th. till 27th. 2013. A roundtrip in South Africa to celebrate an eighty year anniversary initiated by the old lady herself, who is a fan of South African wildlife and scenery. We stayed at the tent camp a little way...

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