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.

    In keeping with those ideals, access to Thetford is strictly limited. So as to preserve a natural habitat for both our ‘residents’ and our visitors, we impose a strict maximum on the number of people in the Reserve at any one time.

    Our Game Drives are conducted with guides in our dedicated game viewing vehicles.

    As well as the opportunity to meet our ‘residents’ on a Game Drive, we offer a self catering lodges for those who wish to spend time relaxing in the splendor of our natural surroundings, whether for a night, a weekend away from the hubbub of the city, or for a protracted period of unwinding and de-stressing.

    And for keen bird watchers, around 200 species of birds have been recorded in the Reserve.

    There are also several locations on Thetford Game Reserve suitable for small and intimate weddings in the most beautiful and romantic setting you can imagine.

    Whether you are seeking sight of our ‘residents’, solitude, tranquility or just plain luxury, Thetford Game Reserve should be your destination of choice. Once you enter our gates, you will forget that Harare is only 30 minutes away.



The Natural Beauty