Thanda Main Lodge is situated 23 km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, on the 14,000 hectare private game reserve.
Accommodation consists of nine luxury bush villas each with a private infinity pool, viewing deck, private sala (thatched outdoor day-bed area), lounge, fireplace and full bathroom with both inside and outside showers. Each villa has a private boma where meals can be served, ideal for special occasions.
The public facilities at the main lodge include a lounge opening on to a viewing deck, a cosy library, a dining room and dining deck, communal boma, wine cellar stocked with a selection of both local and international wines, and cigar bar. Artefacts made by local artists enhance the public areas in honour of Zulu culture and craftsmanship.
Game drives are conducted by trained and knowledgeable guides and trackers in open game viewing vehicles. Thanda’s game rangers, trackers and field guides have extensive knowledge of both the fauna and flora in Thanda's ecosystems. The best time for game drives is first thing in the morning or late afternoon as animals are more active during the cooler hours of the day. Game drives are conducted in open-topped Land Rovers with a maximum of six guests per vehicle. During bush walks, guests have the opportunity to learn about all the fascinating uses of plants in the area and to identify animal spoor. Guests may also track specific animals with a ranger's assistance on request.