Thanda Villa iZulu
Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - Premier 5
There is little wonder that Villa iZulu was voted 'Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' and 'South Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' at the World Travel Awards. After all, this magnificent homestead is an outstanding safari hideaway for international celebrities, families, wedding parties and holidaymakers in need of privacy.
Protected from wild animals by a fence, the Villa features separate accommodation for child-minders and/or VIP security officers, as well as a private helicopter landing pad.
Designed and created for Swedish investors Dan and Christin Olofsson, Villa iZulu was once one of the best-kept secrets in Africa but is now available for the exclusive use of discerning groups of travellers... Those looking for royal treatment.
Situated amidst lush green lawns and surrounded by expanses of wild African bush, Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites - each with its own private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom. The master bedroom features an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Villa's private waterhole.
The shared main areas include a magnificent Afro-chic inspired dining room and spacious lounge, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a traditional Villa boma and bonfire area, verandas and terraces, many beautiful entertainment areas, an outdoor gym, a heated swimming pool (with kiddie pool), a wine cellar and a vast viewing deck overlooking the waterhole.
The art, décor and finishes are beyond compare - achieving that rare marriage between African authenticity and natural style.