Thanda is an expression of the magical union of powerful Zulu culture, wildlife, romantic decadence and exclusivity, offering a luxurious main lodge and safari-style tented camp, an award-winning wellness centre, and Big Five game viewing.
Situated in False Bay Park near Hluhluwe, overlooking the marine shoreline and coral reefs and bordering onto the greater Isimangaliso Wetland Park.Enjoy the wildlife, birds, turtles, beaches, diving, snorkelling, traditional Village &Health Spa.
Exclusively situated in the middle of the proclaimed 'Greater St Lucia Wetland Park' Reserve near Hluhluwe, the largest marine lake in Africa, Makakatana remains the only privately owned Lodge set within this pristine 'World Heritage Site'.
An 11 bedroom luxury lodge built above a lush sand forest. Each chalet is inter-connected by spectacular raised wooden walkways that lead to the main lodge facility area. With spectacular views of the unsurpassed bushveld.
See hippos and crocodiles at the adjoining World Heritage site of Lake St Lucia, explore the 4000 ha Bonamanzi Game Reserve or view the Big Five at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. Excellent for photography, game watching and bird viewing.
*The distances are measured as a straight-line and do not necessarily reflect the actual travelling distance.
Strategically placed for eco-tourism, with cultural and historical trips to
places of interest in Zululand and Maputoland. Surrounded by world renowned
Game Reserves, Nature Reserves and Eco Destinations, like St Lucia,
Imfolozi and Mkuze, and much more.
Hluhluwe Imfolozi is one of South
Africa's most popular game parks affording visitors fascinating wildlife
encounters. The wide range of plant life in the park gives rise to a
diversity of mammals, birdlife, reptiles and amphibians. The BIG FIVE -
lion, rhino (back & white) elephant, buffalo and leopard are all to be seen
in the park, as well as a variety of other species, including cheetah, wild
dog and giraffe. It is also one of the best places in the world to see