The Wild Life at Thanda Game Reserve

The Wild Life at Thanda Game Reserve

Resident wildlife photographer and specialist photography guide at Thanda Private Game Reserve, Christian Sperka, shares some of his top photographs from this incredible lodge.

Christian’s specially-designed game viewing vehicle, The Green Mamba, takes luxury game viewing to new levels.

Christian in his natural habitat!

Thanda Game Reserve is proudly home to all of the Big 5.

The experienced game rangers and their trackers treat guests to up close encounters.

Thanda is also a haven for bird lovers.

Morning and evening game drives treat guests to breath-taking sunrises and sunsets.

The reserve itself is placed among the majestic Kwa-Zulu Natal mountains.

Families thrive in this African heartland.

There’s no shortage of wildlife to fall in love with here.

And at the end of the day, it’s the perfect place to just relax and rejuvenate.


While this level of lush might normally be reserved for international guests with a healthy exchange rate working in their favour, the Thanda team’s commitment to South Africa is further shown through their special SADC resident specials.

Year round, South Africans can enjoy 40 per cent off normal accommodation prices, making exploring this beautiful country that we call home accessible for locals.

Rates from now until December from R 4,445 to R 12,700 per person per night, children pay half price. SADAC rates at 40% of original price. Includes 2 daily game drives, all meals and select local drinks.


All photographs by Christian Sperka.

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