Wildlife & Photography Weekend at Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari - Wildlife and Photography Weekend
"Thanda Safari - that great 5-star private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal which puts a great emphasis on conservation, community upliftment and is the perfect place for holidaymakers and families to experience and discover the Big Five and all the other creatures in the bush – is still moving in its new direction and has another ‘weekend with a difference’ planned for April."

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Thanda Safari – that great 5-star private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal which puts a great emphasis on conservation, community upliftment and is the perfect place for holidaymakers and families to experience and discover the Big Five and all the other creatures in the bush – is still moving in its new direction and has another ‘weekend with a difference’ planned for April.

Thanda Safari invites you to join Christian Sperka, Thanda’s resident photographer-of-note and the Wildlife Team to learn the ‘art’ of taking better, beautiful and brilliant photographs of the wildlife.

The Thanda Safari Wildlife & Photography Weekend will take place from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 April 2021.

“I’ll be around all weekend to help with camera setups, answer questions and – if requested – will ‘critique’ your pictures”, says Christian.

“Joining me in hosting is Vincent Hindson, Thanda Safari field guide and an expert photographer, there’ll be a ‘Best Photo Of The Weekend’ competition, and I and Thanda Safari’s Wildlife manager, Lorraine Doyle will be giving short talks about the supporting role of photography in wildlife conservation.”

Thanda Safari is home to a number of endangered species, including black and white rhino and cheetahs. Photographs taken of the endangered species during the weekend will be collected and analysed and will be used to assist the efforts of Thanda’s Wildlife Team to individually identify the various animals.

A Wildlife & Photography Weekend:

  • Date: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 April 2021
  • Price: R2 995 per person sharing per night  

Package includes:

  • accommodation – two nights double occupancy at the luxurious Thanda Tented Camp (spacious colonial safari-style tents, each with private viewing deck and en-suite bathroom)
  • two game drives daily with guide and tracker
  • all meals
  • selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, spirits and beers)

Excluded: conservation levy of R200 per person per stay, gratuities and all items of a personal nature. Terms and conditions apply.

Thanda Safari is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a multiple winner of The World’s Leading Luxury Lodge award, ranked as one of the 20 Top Resorts in South Africa in the 2020 Conde Nast Traveller Awards, and more recently was winner at the 27th World Travel Awards for World’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2020: Villa iZulu at Thanda Safari, South Africa and World’s Leading Safari Lodge 2020: Thanda Safari Lodge at Thanda Safari, South Africa.

At Thanda Safari you are guaranteed a unique African experience and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s Big Five.

Booking is essential –  to make your reservations contact: Thanda Safari

  • E: reservations@thanda.co.za
  • T: +27 (0) 32 586 0149 | www.thandasafari.co.za
  • Facebook/Instagram: thandasafari
  • Twitter: Thanda_

In keeping with new protocols regarding the Coronavirus, Thanda Safari is adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – the safety of guests and staff being of the highest priority.

About Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari is a Big Five game reserve situated on 14 000 hectares in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu- Natal owned by Swedish philanthropists Christin and Dan Olofsson. It offers an authentic South African wildlife experience with excellent game viewing all year round and has a sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and conservation of the environment; actively involved in conservation and wildlife research, it works to uplift the local communities through ‘Star for Life’ and other projects. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda Safari is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a multiple winner of The World’s Leading Luxury Lodge award, ranked as one of the 20 Top Resorts in South Africa in the 2020 Conde Nast Traveller Awards, and more recently was winner at the 27th World Travel Awards for World’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2020: Villa iZulu at Thanda Safari, South Africa and World’s Leading Safari Lodge 2020: Thanda Safari Lodge at Thanda Safari, South Africa.

Thanda Safari offers three different accommodation types, Thanda Safari Lodge, Villa iZulu and Thanda Tented Camp.

  • Thanda Safari Lodge has nine bush suites – shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.
  • Villa iZulu is an outstanding safari hideaway for families, holidaymakers and wedding parties wanting privacy – situated amidst lush green lawns and surrounded by expanses of wild African bush, Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 guests in five suites.
  • Thanda’s Tented Camp, with 15 colonial safari-style tents, each with its own viewing deck and en-suite bathrooms

Thanda Safari is situated 23km north of Hluhluwe on the N2 approximately 220km north of Durban and is easily accessible from the N2 by gravel road (no 4×4 required). Richards Bay is the closest commercial airport, with King Shaka International Airport, Durban being the closest international airport. Road transfers are available from and to Durban and Richards Bay Airports.

This post and content is sponsored and provided by Thanda Safari

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