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June 11, 2024updated Jun 12, 2024

Safari Like a Sovereign at the Royal Thanda Club

This new offering from Thanda Safari joins its impressive line-up of luxury accommodations on its private reserve.

By Toby Louch

Twenty years since Thanda Safari welcomed its first guests to the rolling hills of Zululand, the award-winning destination has just launched The Royal Thanda Club, positioned to become one of the most exclusive private members clubs and real estate offerings in Africa.

Privately owned royal residences located within The Royal Thanda Club Estate, these abodes are owned by individuals from around the world who regularly return to Thanda to experience unbeatable African sunsets and wildlife galore. A select few of these owners have taken the decision to open their residences to guests of Thanda Safari, allowing travelers to experience the height of luxury at one of the finest safaris in South Africa.

Situated in the north of the KwaZulu-Natal region, this corner of South Africa is one that’s beset with history and hums with the rich culture and tradition of the Zulu people. As with other Thanda properties, authenticity plays a major role in the essence of The Royal Thanda Club.

Royal Thanda club
The residences have been individually decorated to reflect the tastes of their owners / ©Thanda

Individually furnished to reflect the design and taste of each particular owner, these residences feature a mixture of sophisticated and refined luxury fittings that blend with a unique Zulu architectural style and spirit.

Spanning from 6,333-sq-ft to 11,840-sq-ft, these impressively large four to five-suite retreats provide visitors with both privacy and impressive views. Guests will be able to gaze over the colossal five-star award-winning Thanda Safari Private Reserve that stretches across almost 35,000 acres. On this reserve, conservation takes the top priority.

“Thanda is a place where families and friends can experience freedom in a kingdom to call home,” said Thanda Group CEO, Pierre Delvaux “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.”

[See also: Pierre Delvaux on Bringing Ultra-Exclusive Thanda Island to Life]

Dining in the bush
With Thanda Safari there will always be opportunities for outdoor dining experiences / ©Thanda

Reaching the height of luxury, these royal residences come with all the essentials like air conditioning, vital for comfort in the bush.  Showers both indoors and out, private pools and hot tubs make relaxing a breeze, while guests will also be able to book indulgent spa treatments.

Each residence comes with its own dedicated butler and private chef in addition to the personalized concierge service and hospitality staff who are focused on ensuring guests’ stays are filled with activities and when they are back at the residences they never have to lift a finger.

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As relaxing as a stay in the bush can be, the main purpose for most visits is leaving the residence and experiencing the impressive surroundings. There are twice-daily game drives, led by Thanda’s experienced guides and trackers. Bush walks also head out into the reserve and there will always be opportunities for outdoor dining experiences. However visitors like to safari, the vast majority of experiences will be extensively customizable and tailored to their wants and needs.

These new Royal Residences add a fourth accommodation option to the impressive Thanda Safari portfolio, joining Thanda Safari Lodge, Villa iZulu and Thanda Tented Camp. Prices for a foursuite Royal Residences start from $8,270 per night.

To learn more about The Royal Thanda Club visit:

[See also: Thanda Island: East Africa’s Luxury Haven]

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