Thanda Awards & Accolades


  • World Travel Awards Grand Finale: World’s Leading Luxury Island
  • World Travel Awards Africa Edition: Africa’s Leading Luxury Island


  • World Travel Awards Grand Finale: World’s Leading Luxury Island
  • World Travel Awards Africa Edition: Africa’s Leading Luxury Island
  • Robb Report Best of the Best Awards: Winner of the Journeys Category
  • Inclusion on the Condé Nast Traveler ‘Hot List 2017


  • World Travel Awards Grand Finale: World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island

In The News

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Three Momentous Wins for Thanda

11 October 2017: Thanda Island and Thanda Safari were the proud winners of three awards at last night’s prestigious World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017, held in Kigali, Rwanda. The exclusive Thanda Island was awarded Africa’s Leading Luxury Island title, whilst Villa iZulu, Thanda Safari’s majestic safari villa situated in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, was named both Read more

Thanda Island included on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

April 2017: Thanda Island has been honoured as one of the best new properties of 2016 with inclusion on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2017”. Highly anticipated by globe-trotting consumers and travel industry professionals alike, Condé Nast Traveler’s annual “Hot List” awards are compiled by editors and reporters who comb the globe seeking new properties that stand out as Read more

VIP Guest returns to the Island

April 2017: Thanda Island was thrilled to welcome the most important of repeat visitors on 2nd April – a female Green Turtle who came ashore to lay her eggs on the beach between the boathouse and the helipad between the hours of 8-12pm. Due to the endemic illegal fishing practices that had been taking place in the waters around Read more

Thanda’s New Reservations & Yield Manager

February 2017: We are delighted to introduce Lara Soldat who has joined the Thanda team as Reservations & Yield Manager bringing with her a wealth of experience. She started her career working at The Royal Hotel whilst qualifying for an International Diploma in Hospitality Management at the International Hotel School in Durban. Following this, and a number of Front Read more

Thanda Island Wins First Award

December 2016: Thanda Island was honoured together with Thanda Safari’s multi-award winning Thanda Safari Lodge at the glittering World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 held in the Maldives and titled World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island. MD of Thanda Tanzania, Pierre Delvaux: “We officially opened Thanda Island last month and having already gained membership into the prestigious Leading Read more


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