The Royal Thanda Club by Thanda Safari – OFFICIAL LAUNCH A DREAM OF AFRICA

In its 20th year anniversary year, Thanda Safari is thrilled to launch The Royal Thanda Club. This exciting new experience is set to become one of the most exclusive private residence clubs and real estate offerings in Africa. Owned by discerning families from around the world, these Royal Residences, located within The Royal Thanda Club Estate, is where they gather and spend glorious days and starlit nights together. Some have chosen to make their Royal Residences available to the guests of Thanda Safari who seek an adventurous lifestyle, a great African Safari and an escape to freedom. Guests can now book these ultra-exclusive Royal Residences for the ultimate in hospitality during their Big Five Safari.

Situated in the rolling hills of Zululand, South Africa’s northern KwaZulu Natal, Thanda Safari is one of Africa’s most authentic safari destinations, rich in wildlife, Zulu culture and history, made even more exclusive by the addition of The Royal Thanda Club. Meticulously designed and individually furnished according to owners’ refined taste, each Royal Residence seamlessly blends sophistication with a unique Zulu architectural theme and spirit. Ranging in size from 587m² to 1,100m² covered area, these magnificent four and five suite abodes offer absolute privacy and spectacular views over the expansive, multi-award-winning, 5-star Big Five private game reserve, spanning 14,000-hectares, where wildlife conservation is the main priority and lions roam free. Creating a true sense of belonging, of destiny, these Royal Residence’s offer an exceptionally luxurious home away from home – a Kingdom to call Home.

With an extensive range of lavish facilities and amenities, from private verandas and air conditioning, to indoor and outdoor showers, every detail has been curated to ensure guests’ utmost comfort and luxury. Complete with private swimming pools, hot tubs, and indulgent spa treatments available, guests will experience a profound sense of belonging and peace, surrounded by the vast untouched African wilderness. A stay in one of the Royal Residences comes with a dedicated butler, private chef, personalised concierge service and hospitality staff to ensure every need and desire will be effortlessly fulfilled. In keeping with this truly extraordinary safari experience, visitors can arrive direct by Thanda Safari’s own helicopter, enjoying aerial views of protected nature reserves and KwaZulu-Natal’s magnificent coastline during the flight. With 24-hour access-controlled VIP security, guests seeking a little extra reassurance can be sure their stay at Thanda Safari is secluded and safe.

Whilst staying at The Royal Thanda Club travellers can embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery and adventure through twice-daily game drives in a private game viewing vehicle, led by Thanda Safari’s highly experienced guides and trackers to immerse visitors in the wonders of the African wilderness. From exhilarating bush walks led by specialist walking guides and outdoor dining experiences under a million stars with the sounds of the night, to sundowners overlooking the ancient African hills, the once in a lifetime activities at Thanda Safari are endless. For younger guests, a junior ranger’s course awaits, offering a remarkable educational experience, ensuring all members of the family are entertained and included, brought together by their love and appreciation of nature.

In addition to an unforgettable safari experience, what sets Thanda Safari apart is its dedication to protecting wildlife and embracing the rich history of the Zulu people– one of the most enigmatic, powerful, enduring cultures in the world. With 93% of its team coming from the neighboring communities Thanda Safari is proudly committed to the socio-economic empowerment of the local Zulu people. Supporting employment, skills development, career advancement and community educational initiatives they also work with communities on conservation. Thanda Safari’s highly skilled wildlife and environment management team operate 24-hours a day to combat rhino and elephant poaching in the region and participate in breeding and range expansion programmes for critically endangered species to ensure their protection and survival. This love and nurturing of species not only contributes to conservation, but helps create an environment of love and respect between humans and animals, the perfect conditions for an incredible safari experience, a dream of Africa.

Commenting on the launch of The Royal Thanda Club, Thanda Group’s CEO Pierre Delvaux says, “Thanda is a place where families and friends can experience freedom in a kingdom to call home. These Royal Residences offer one of the most exclusive and private safari offerings in Africa, a home away from home where you can appreciate quality time, create extraordinary memories, connect with nature in one of the world’s most beautiful game reserves and watch your future unfold…imagine.”

Taking Thanda Safari’s accommodation options to the next level, The Royal Residences add a fourth, ultra high-end safari offering, joining Thanda Safari’s other three other unique accommodation options: Thanda Safari Lodge, Villa iZulu and Thanda Tented Camp, each one an absolute dream to experience.

The Royal Thanda Club by Thanda Safari currently has four Royal Residences available for rental this year. Prices for a four suite Royal Residence starts from R150 000 a night and includes a dedicated hospitality team, field rangers and trackers, all meals and selected beverages, game drives and bush walks.

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