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Thanda Tented Camp offers an authentic Big 5 bush experience in the 14,000 hectare Thanda Private Game Reserve.

Fourteen luxury tents are reminiscent of a bygone era, and the camp maintains its natural safari romance through the use of paraffin lamps instead of electricity.

Rooms are elevated on wooden platforms, each one with its own private sun deck. Thanda’s reception, lounge and dining area offer traditional spaces in which to relax and meet new friends. The outside boma, with its roaring fire, is the ideal location to spend evenings catching up on game stories. When the heat of the day gets too much, cool off in the large rim-flow pool, or perhaps enjoy a spa treatment in your tent.



Fourteen spacious tents, each with a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathroom.


14 – One Queen, 4 King, 19 Twin

Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

In addition to morning and afternoon game drives and bush walks, guests have the opportunity to work with the conservation team for a day – tracking the Big 5 if possible and even assisting the team, by appointment, with things like:

  • Checking fences
  • Reserve maintenance
  • Counting game 
  • Monitoring elephant
  • Tracking rhino (seasonal)
  • Transporting animals (seasonal)

Wildlife & Birdlife

This is a 14000 hectare Big 5 Game Reserve that is also home to the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, ant lion and buffalo weaver).  Also including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life.