Thanda means ’love’ in Zulu and this reserve is ideally suited to couples who wish to get away from it all either in luxurious bush villas or a well equipped tented camp. A special feature of this reserve is the opportunity to explore Zulu culture in addition to wildlife viewing. Zulu people benefit directly from the reserve, both in employment and funding for community projects in the neighbouring tribal lands. There are dawn to dusk game drives and bush walks to spot the abundant wildlife in the reserve and also the chance to travel to the coast at St Lucia for sightings of whales, sharks and dolphins as well as turtles in the summer months. Visits to traditional villages, Zulu dancing, a wellness centre offering Western, Eastern and Zulu treatment plus Zulu and western cuisine, often eaten under the stars, are all available in Thanda. Much work is being undertaken to clear the reserve of alien plant species so that indigenous flora and fauna can thrive. Animals which can be seen at this reserve include cheetah, giraffe, elephant, rhino, buffalo and wild dog.