A Star!

This little White Rhino calf was the star on today’s morning game drive as it posed for some great images. The Thanda guests very much enjoyed this encounter on hot summer day. Picture… Continue reading

Ho ho ho – it is going to be a busy weekend for Father Christmas!

Each year Thanda celebrates Christmas with the children that live in the three local communities around us. This year we will be visiting a village each today, tomorrow and on Sunday with our… Continue reading

Advanced Land Rover Training

Last week our guiding team hosted a very special visitor. A leading 4×4 driving instructor and global trainer for Land Rover and Jaguar, Chester Forster, stayed with us providing our guides the opportunity… Continue reading

Rosettes, Horns and a Gorgeous Bird!

Two amazing days at Thanda! Even our most frequent safari guests were very impressed when we had Leopard and Black Rhino sightings two days in a row. After last night’s exciting encounters with… Continue reading

An itch, an amazing view, and a short tail!

It is not only the Big Five which provide amazing sightings and exciting photo opportunities. On my way to a photography lesson for guests at the Thanda Tented Camp I encountered a Warthog… Continue reading

Long Walk to Freedom

Originally posted on Pakamisa Private Game Reserve:
Pakamisa has just released a male & a female serval on to the reserve. The two animals were donated by Durban’s centre for the rehabilitation of…


We are extremely proud and honoured to have once again been voted ‘The World’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ by the World Travel Awards™. Voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide and described as… Continue reading

What a view!

What an exciting sighting for the Thanda guests! This image was taken on Tuesday’s morning game drive. The Thanda North Pride of Lions was strolling up the road just below the Thanda Safari Lodge.… Continue reading


Two of Thanda’s youngest guests observe a young White Rhino calf and its mother. Together with their parents they enjoy a private safari vehicle with one of Thanda’s experienced guiding teams. For more information… Continue reading

Black Friday Special!

For the next 24 hours we are offering anyone booking a safari with us a 10% discount as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations.  (28 Nov 12:00pm – 29 Nov 12:00pm | South… Continue reading