Our Heritage

Situated between the Nande and the Dikitira hills, only 30 kilometres from Harare, Thetford Game Reserve covers some 3,300 hectares of stunning and varied countryside, with spectacular views over Lake Mazowe.

Thetford Game Reserve is home to around two dozen species and close to 900 individual resident animals. Since 2000 it has provided a valuable privately-funded conservation resource for Zimbabwe. Only recently opened to the public, it still holds to the ideals of its founders, which were to create a managed and safe environment for animal breeding.



The Team at Thetford is very proud to offer you a unique
experience in our beautiful game park, situated in the Mazowe Valley, only 40 minutes from Harare.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive in a Thetford Safari vehicle. You will be accompanied by a guide with years of experience in conservation and endangered wildlife feeding programmes.

Thetford is a haven for over 150 species of birds. Many of these are migratory and visit Thetford on their seasonal travels.



Relax in our surroundings whilst watching a variety of animals which may include Waterbuck, Impala, Zebra, Blesbok, Roan, Tsessebe, Buffalo, Giraffe, Duiker and the majestic Sable.

Relish in the experience of a lifetime up close and personal with our beautiful prehistoric WHITE RHINO and our indigenous Roan Antelope whilst enjoying a traditional Thetford Sundowner.

The flora and fauna is fascinating and diverse, together with the amazing scenery it is an ornithologist and photographer’s paradise.