Thanda Private Game Reserve
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On Sunday we flew from Port Elizabeth to Durban and then spent several hours on the bus before arriving at Thanda Private Game Reserve. As soon as we arrived at Thanda we were quickly transfered from the bus on to open 4WDs and off to spot the Big 5, being Lion,Elephant, Cheetah, Rhino and Leopard. Within minutes arriving a herd of elephants …
We had time today for the morning game drive. Escorted in the dark at 5:30am, I took a face plant on the crushed stone path and scratched up my legs good. What a Gumby!
After the drive, and after breakfast later, we packed up and headed off very satisfied with a wonderful experience at Thanda. This last bit was typical of the service one …
We had another animal viewing feast today as the pictures will atest. This was our final full day at Thanda. Unfortunately, I missed the late afternoon & evening bush dinner (the 2nd) since I was laid low with my medications but they were great according to Susan. Again, the Zulu warriors and dancers performed and the meal was superb.
Today was a great day for viewing. Maybe tops occurred late in the afternoon.....we happened on a lioness, bleeding from 2 legs, limping off to lick her wounds. Blood was under her chin, too. Not far away, in the bush, was the carcass of a warthog with its hind quarter missing! Wow, to happen on a kill is rare and a real treat for us.
No rest for the wicked, the knock comes to our tent door at 5:15am sharp. He'll be back in 15 min to escort us to the main boma (community area housing pool, bar/lounge, dining hall, gift shop, etc.) since you are not allowed to walk there yourself in our unfenced tented safari camp. (Also, no kids are allowed to stay here.) I spotted a track in …
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service