Thanda is situated 23km north of Hluhluwe on the N2, towards Mkhuze, approximately 220km north of Durban. The reserve is easily accessible from the N2 by gravel road, the D242 extending approximately 5km to the west.
The closest commercial airport is Richards Bay and the closest international airport is King Shaka International Airport, Durban. Road transfers are available upon request from both destinations, and so are inter-lodge transfers. Enquire now.
Directions from Johannesburg
Take the N17 via Springs to Ermelo. From Ermelo, take the N2, past Piet Retief. Continue on the N2 towards Hluhluwe – approximately 25km after Mkhuze (before Hluhluwe), turn right onto the D242. Continue for approximately 5km on the gravel road before reaching the Thanda gate on the right.
Directions from Durban
Take the N2 towards Hluhluwe. Approximately 20km past the turn-off for Hluhluwe, turn left onto the D242. Continue for approximately 5km on the gravel road before reaching the Thanda gate on the right.
GPS Coordinates for Thanda
Guest entrance, South Gate: -27.865523, 32.134273
Helicopter landing, Thanda Safari Lodge: -27.846158, 32.109909
Helicopter landing, Villa iZulu: -27.806417, 32.109689