Safari Lodge Spa Retreats.


Thanda Safari offers a wide range of treatments at Thanda Safari Lodge and Thanda Tented Camp, including a combination of Western techniques and ancient Zulu holistic practices – learnt from traditional Zulu women. Our therapists use beautiful, non-allergenic products and are expertly trained. In their care, you’ll relinquish all responsibility for a while, and emerge refreshed, radiant, and revitalized.

Situated in a secluded enclave within Thanda Safari Lodge, the spa emerges from a bed of stone and rock, leading out to a relaxation deck and swimming pool. Treatments can be enjoyed in our tranquil therapy rooms or outside in the sala space with beautiful views of the reserve. In-suite treatments can also be booked on request.

Treatment Menu



Luxury Shea Body Butter Hot Stone Massage

R1000 for 90 minutes R 700 for 45 minutes (Back only)
Enjoy the freedom of choosing your favourite scent from our selection of luxurious herb-infused avo and shea massage butters. Heavenly exotic aromas and natural essences are used to calm the soul, rebalance and uplift the mind.

African Fusion Aromatherapy Massage

R850 for 60 minutes
Experience a gentle therapy facilitated by our selection of Marula-herb infused fusion body oils to address your every need whilst restoring vitality and realigning muscle and tissue to allow for a greater balance and harmony.

African Vigour Massage

R850 for 60 minutes R650 for 45 minutes (Back only)
A warm aroma blend infused with circulatory-boosting essential oils is coupled with a deep tissue massage designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. Tension is relieved from back, neck and shoulders ending off with a refreshing gel, leaving your body feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Signature Massages

Tri-scented Shea Body Massage

R1 000 for 90 minutes

Inspired by the people of Africa’s use of the circular form, this unique ritual was created to encompass our connection with nature and celebrate the circle of life. Small blocks of citrus-infused shea butter are placed on different areas of your body, which will aid circulation and relaxation of the body. Experience the soothing warmth as the butter melts under your therapist’s hands, leaving you utterly relaxed and your skin nourished and hydrated.

African Wood Massage

R1 000 for 90 minutes

Mimicking the rhythmical patterns of an African dance, this TheraNaka™ signature massage blends light stretching techniques and specially designed body and facial wooden implements to relax and restore your weary body. Warm olive and shea butter ointment will nourish and heal dry skin whilst you are experiencing blissful relaxation and rejuvenation.

Bath Ceremonies

TheraNaka™ Moisturising Milk Bath Ceremony

R1300 for 120 minutes
Experience a sublime body cleansing ceremony of your choice, beginning with a full body exfoliation, thereafter immersion in a luxurious bath treatment to relax the muscles in preparation of an indulging full body massage, with its roots originating in African tribal influences of our region.

Ukuzivocavoca Ultimate Indulgence Ceremony

R1150 for 90 minutes
Indulge your mind, body and soul in a luxurious bath with a blend of aromatherapy oils, accompanied by the revival of the African vigour back massage to soothe your tired muscles and ending off your ceremony with a moisturising mini facial.

Amandla Bath (Meaning ‘power’ in isiZulu)

R350 for 45 minutes
This treatment starts you off with a foot ritual, followed by a relaxing bath stimulating your senses.

Body Treatments

TheraNaka™ Body Cream Scrub

R600 for 30 minutes
A gentle exfoliating treatment, combining crushed apricot kernels and Mafura butter in a creamy texture to detoxify the skin, remove dead skin cells and improve softness. The inspiring scent will remind you of the freshness after the first rains.

TheraNaka™ Uplifting Leg Ritual

R800 for 45 minutes
Experience a gentle massage therapy facilitated by our uplifting marula-herb infused fusion body oils to address your jet lag whilst restoring vitality, realign muscle and tissues to allow for a greater balance and harmony with lime, lavender and sweet orange essential oils, followed by an invigorating pressure point foot massage to restore your energy. Your treatment will be concluded by a relaxing scalp massage leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

TheraNaka™ Relaxing Aloe After Sun Gel Wrap

R800 for 45 minutes
A relaxing blend of jasmine, geranium and lavender is expertly applied to ensure complete relaxation, followed by the hydrating comfort of an aloe ferox and rooibos gel wrap which immediately soothes, calms, and promotes healing. Relax while your skin is drenched in enriching actives.


This unique assortment of exceptional products will collectively repair, hydrate and rebalance the skin’s natural protective functions whilst leaving your skin feeling smooth, toned and radiant. The Essential Skin Care Collection consists of key products to transform your skin while the fusion of carefully interwoven elements take you on a blissful sensory journey.

TheraNaka™ Essential Phyto-Boost Facial

R850 for 60 minutes
A synergistic action of premium new generation actives, indigenous plant actives and medicinal botanicals to help restore, hydrate and re-balance the skin’s inherent protective functions with a focus on naturally improving the condition of the skin while safeguarding the skin against the impact of elemental abuse. Featuring a plant stem cell anti-aging treatment mask, the treatment helps to deeply hydrate the skin and increase skin firmness – ideal for those looking to replenish moisture levels and rejuvenate moisturedepleted skin.

Manicures and Pedicures

Buff and Paint

20 Minutes

Soft Touch Manicure

60 Minutes

Express Manicure

30 Minutes

Walk to Wellness Pedicure

60 Minutes

Express Pedicure

30 Minutes

Add Ons

Manicures and Pedicures/Soak Off

Gel Soak off and Removal

Manicures and Pedicures/Mila Rose Gel Overlay

Add on to manicure or pedicure treatment

Manicures and Pedicures/Mila Rose Gel Overlay
Manicure and Pedicures/French Paint
Manicure and Pedicures/Heel Rescue

Cashmere and Co’s heel peel system leaves your feet feeling soft and hydrated

Kids Spa

Thanda Spa uses special spa products to ensure your child’s skin is healthy and glowing. Suitable for children aged 6-12.
Tri-scented Shea Butter Massage

30 Minutes

Prince or Princess Facial

30 Minutes

Happy Feet or Happy Hands

30 Minutes

Deluxe Princess Experience

The package consists of a mini manicure, mini pedicure, including a foot soak

& scrub. A back massage can be added.

60 Minutes

“Phenomenal luxury, service and location.”