8 Day Thanda & Mozambique Safari

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8 Day Thanda & Mozambique Safari

An ideal bush & beach combination, offering two unique luxury experiences with extremely easy access between the two. Experience the wonder of the wild and the best of beach living in one journey.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Northern Zululand to the Mozambique border, where you’ll find White Pearl Resort – the beach equivalent of Thanda Safari Lodge. Just as exclusive and just as well-known for impeccable service, it’s located at Ponta Mamoli on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast and is the gem of the Indian Ocean.

8 Day Thanda & Mozambique Safarii

This packaged itinerary provides an ideal luxury bush & beach break. Stay 3 nights at Thanda Safari Lodge (ful board) in a luxurious suite with a private pool followed by 4 nights in a luxury private villa at White Pearl Resort on a fully inclusive basis where you can enjoy the numerous beach and ocean activities on offer. The package includes all road transfers from King Shaka International Airport to Thanda, Thanda to White Pearl Resort and a flight from White Pearl Resort to Maputo.

Highlights

Wholesome Safari Experience: Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience mateched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment.

Laid-Back Beach Luxury: From the comfort and luxury of your private ppol suite, the war Mozabican hospitality, the exlusive yet easlity accessible private beach, and a fantastic range of activities make this a sublime beach holiday destination.

More information on Thanda Private Game Reserve – Safari Lodge: More than a luxury lodge, more than a dream safari destination, more than an African escape... Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. It is known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa’s magnificent Big Five.

Accommodation:

Step out onto your wooden deck. Take a dip in your heated plunge pool. Enjoy dinner served in your own private boma. Or admire the African sunset from the circular daybed atop your thatched outdoor sala. Thanda Safari Lodge is known for its 9 beautiful bush suites – each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m2 suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve. Each suite is a tribute to abundance, Africa-style – with a spacious lounge and majestic master bedroom and double-sided fireplace.

The bathroom has a vanity, his-and-hers basins, egg-shaped bath, enclosed toilet as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Use your suite as a secret hideaway for relaxation, romance or reflection – or as the base from which you head out to enjoy one of our many magnificent experiences. Thanda Safari Lodge’s public areas are colourful and drenched in light, with touches of beading, welcoming leather and authentic wood.

They include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole that is favoured by elephant and other game, a private business area, a cigar bar and an impressively stocked wine cellar. There’s also the lounge: our guests’ starting point for the steaming coffee and biscuits and delectable high tea that herald every game drive. Featuring African art, huge windows, fascinating books on African legends, plush sofas and dark wooden accents – brightened by rich hues – our lounge epitomises African hospitality.

Guests of Thanda Safari Lodge and Villa iZulu enjoy exclusive access to the Thanda Spa, which is located in a lush yet hidden corner of the lodge property. It offers a glorious menu of treatments including reflexology; aromatherapy; hydrating; exfoliating and detox body treatments; facials; African massages; hand and feet treatments; hydrotherapy baths; hot and cold Kneipp therapy pools; and more.

Following the Famous Five

A truly African experience goes beyond the five senses. It’s felt. An early morning or late afternoon safari is the best way to absorb the sights, smells and sounds of Africa.

Encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo): the animals that inspire a long-lasting connection with the continent. And, once you’ve found them, go looking for Africa’s other famous five – the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, ant lion and buffalo weaver).

Our guides and trackers are experts in the circle of life, and how it spins both slowly and frenetically in the African bush. They will offer you wildlife lessons from their own cultures and knowledge. They will tell stories and share anecdotes. They will explain, inform, educate and then sit back and let you fall in love with the wild in your own way.

With 14 000 hectares to explore, you’ll see diverse wildlife including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life.What is more, it’s all exclusively yours. Thanda is a private game reserve and our dedicated staff members are the only people you’ll encounter on the roads while you’re here.

More Information on White Pearl Resorts:

White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers the ultimate in beach luxury in Africa. Experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive beach resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique.

On a magnificent stretch of coastline, tucked behind Casuarina trees, experience a place so beautiful and so pure, quite unlike any other in all of Mozambique. [/tab In October 2011, a magnificent resort opened its doors to the world. The tranquil blue ocean, endless untouched beach and enchanting bush surroundings soon earned White Pearl Resorts the reputation of being the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Nestled in a sheltered bay on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast, poised amongst the dunes on timber stilts, our 21 luxurious suites have been sensitively designed to take advantage of their beautiful natural setting, while protecting the fragile eco-systems beneath them. Cool, clean lines, contemporary furniture and a palette inspired by the surrounding coastal landscape, make for a getaway out of this world. In this striking setting, put your feet up as you sip your favourite summer cocktail at the Ibiza-styled glamorous beach bar, recline on the wide deck soaking up the sun or head down to the beach for some R&R as you listen to the sound of the waves breaking nearby.

Inspired by the rich coastal biodiversity of the area and beautiful Indian Ocean reefs, the guest areas offer laid-back beachside chic, with spaces designed to relax and enjoy. The striking beach bar, set against a backdrop of white and turquoise, is at the heart of this unmatched beach experience. Stretch out on one of the beautiful over-sized day beds or comfortable loungers while you indulge in a refreshing cocktail with views over the great expanse of ocean and white sands.

Accommodation:

Open the glass doors to hear the waves crashing on the shores nearby. Feel a soft sea breeze caress your skin and catch the scent of the ocean as it drifts gently around you. Sip on an ice-cold, refreshing drink from your personal bar while you recline on a comfy lounger overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean.

The 15 stilted timber suites, with clean, modern lines, convey a feeling of floating above the dunes. Each suite is air-conditioned and the epitome of contemporary beachside elegance and informality, with the interior spaces blending seamlessly into the outdoors. Feel free to take time out soaking up the sunshine on the deck, submerging yourself in the sublime coolness of the pool or dropping into the soft organic linens and cottons that adorn the living area and bedroom. A refreshing outdoor shower and stylish bath tub in the luxurious bathroom await.

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