Sometimes it pays to be a tourist in your own country – just ask Thanda Safari! Forget embarking on an expensive, faraway overseas trip, this winter you can holiday at home at a fraction of the cost thanks to Thanda Safari’s huge 40 percent off special just for locals! We all love a good beach break but a bush holiday is like chicken soup for the soul so why not take advantage of South Africa’s winter this year and head to a bush lodge for a winter holiday to remember?

Thanda Safari is one of the country’s top Big Five game reserves and June, July and August are the best dry season months to view the spectacular wildlife SA has to offer. A private game reserve, situated about 22km north of Durban, Thanda is passionate about environmental conservation, making it the perfect place to learn about nature in a beautiful setting. What better way to experience close-up encounters with the Big Five than a weekend away at incredible discounted rates? Here are the special rates Thanda has on offer:

Thanda Safari Lodge

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With 9 bush suites available, this luxury lodge is the ideal family holiday destination. This winter locals visiting Thanda Safari Lodge pay just R5,082 per person sharing per night and children between the ages of 2 and 16 get 50% regular rates! These rates include luxury accommodation; two game drives per day with a pro guide; all meals and select local drinks; guided bush walks; an in-room minibar; WiFi and laundry. Plus, if you stay four nights or more, you will also get a complimentary private boma dinner included in your booking price. All this comes with a panoramic view of the entire game reserve!

Villa iZulu

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Keen to get away from the crowds? Villa iZulu offers guests an exclusive-use, private residence for up to six people at just R29,592 per night for the entire villa. The cost includes a host, service team, chef, all meals and select beverages, WiFi, laundry, and wildlife guide and tracker with two guided game drives per day as well as bush walks. This is the ultimate getaway for a bunch of friends and family!

Thanda Tented Camp

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Offering the ultimate form of glamping Thanda Tented Camp brings you into the heart of the bush. With rates per person sharing per night starting at R2,667 (children between 6 and 16 pay 50%), locals can get a little closer to nature at wallet-friendly prices. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom and viewing deck but giving you prime game viewing opportunities all day long. For a little more luxury, book the Jabula Tent at R3,270 per adult sharing per night – this deal includes two game drives as well as all meals along with tea, coffee, juice and water. (Note than no children under the age of 6 are permitted at the Thanda Tented Camp).

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Just married? Thanda’s Honeymoon Special Romance Package, at R30,492 per couple offers newlyweds an affordable break after their big day. What’s more, honeymooning couples booked for a three-night stay at Thanda Safari Lodge will be treated to a private moonlit dinner, turndown service, scented bath, champagne on ice, chocolate fondue, beaded Zulu necklace; as well as a complimentary 45-minute spa treatment per person and a traditionally Zulu blessing ceremony.

For more information about Thanda Safari’s special rates and packages, visit thanda.com.

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