Royal suite billed at R47 500 at Thanda Game Reserve

2010-01-09 00:00

The Mail&Guardian reports that it costs R47 500 a night to stay in the royal suite at the exclusive Thanda Private Game Reserve. Sources close to Thanda told the newspaper that Shaik stayed in the private villa with “his wife and a small child” on June 13, 14, and 15 last year. The report also states that it is not clear who paid for the stay. According to the M&G, the reserve is a regular haunt of senior politicians and that the week before Shaik’s stay Bheki Cele, who was then KZN MEC for Safety & Security, had lunch at the reserve. Both Shaik and the reserve management refused to comment on the matter. Thanda recently won the award for the world’s leading luxury lodge. Reserve spokeswoman Victoria Smith said that because of the exclusive ethos of the place and its privacy policy, she could neither confirm nor deny a visit by Shaik.

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