Africa Travel Week

Nothing but ‘love’ for Thanda Safari

It’s high praise for the ladies at Thanda Safari who recently pulled out all of the stops for Vicky Govender from iTravel Marketing who had the pleasure of staying at their flagship property, Thanda Safari Lodge in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. 

“What a stunning surprise to arrive and find out we are actually staying at Safari Lodge. From the minute we entered the gate our adventure began always knew Thanda is a special experience but nothing prepared us for this,” Vicky says.

“I take my hat off to the wonderful efficient staff who were so welcoming and friendly. We were treated like family rather than guests. Joe stood out for us, his willingness to go the extra mile was something we will remember for a long time. Promise is such an asset to the Lodge – well done to the front office team!”

“Our tracker-guides, Kyle and Madida, actually take my breath away with their knowledge and passion for everything that they do! This was the best game drive experience ever! Our last evening was made so special, there are just no words to describe how amazing it was. Kyle drove us up a mountain for sundowners and I could have cried at the sheer beauty of Thanda!! That sunset from that mountain top was too much.

“Our chef for the evening surprised us with a cake for our 20th wedding anniversary and the little song and dance they did for us was a 10 out of 10!

“You can travel the world over and never find something as special as Thanda. It is not just the amazing service, the sumptuous décor, stunning game viewing, and sheer beauty of the actual reserve, it is everything together that makes it a unique experience. I really hope that more South Africans get to enjoy this experience.”

“From my family, Lara and Sumayah a huge heartfelt thank you, there are just not enough words to say thank you to the ladies at Thanda Safari. Bless you, all!” she concludes.

Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience matched with sincere commitment to the isiZulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. It is known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.

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