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Thanda Villa iZulu
is located in the Phinda Mkhuze
area of the Natal Northeast
region of Natal
in South Africa
Thanda is a private wildlife reserve which is a substantial component of the 220 square kilometre Zululand Rhino Reserve. It covers a range of habitats, but is dominated by undulating hills of semi-open grasslands and more dense acacia scrub and forest. It contains a full range of wildlife.
Thanda Villa Izulu is a relatively stylish and upmarket option, the owners' house, with substantial public areas including lounge and dining areas, leading out to a nice swimming pool. Guest accommodation is in five suite rooms in the main building.
Activities are centred on vehicle safari, walking safari and night vehicle safari, with the possibility to go on excursions beyond the reserve and as far as the coast.
The main potential downsides at Thanda Villa iZulu are that the reserve itself is fenced and quite close to the main N2 highway. There is the potential for adverse weather conditions Dec/Apr. Also, as with almost all the lodges in this area, different groups of guests are joined together on safari activities, unless you pre-book a private vehicle at significant additional cost. The villa itself is relatively well priced if your group is of the right size to fill it.Seasons