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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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California
Reviewed 17 October 2016

When our cruise ship arrived in Richards Bay at 8 am, Anthony, the shuttle driver recommended by Thula Thula was waiting for the 6 of us. He was very pleasant and efficient as he drove us to Thula Thula in time for us to do our 10 am private safari. We were in an open sided safari jeep with two...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Francoise and her team have thought of everything. By having the tented camp and lodge separate the sense of seclusion is optimised. No crowds, and a time to be one with the bush. Each tent is sufficiently screened so as not to be aware of anyone else. Having read Lawrence's books is was wonderful to experience all that he held...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was totally captivated by the account of the rescue of the elephants in Lawrence Anthony's book and recently planned a weekend visit to Thula Thula with a friend. Due to roadworks in the area, we had some difficulty in reaching the Lodge, but once there, were met with warm hospitality and a delicious lunch. The accommodation in individual chalets...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Something everybody should do ones in your life time The elephants were incredible Everybody was wonderfull It was a privilege to spent time at Thula Thula Many thanks to everybody there It was also a privilege to meet Francois

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Port Edward, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

had an amazing time overall at Thula Thula. Small complaint that milk tea and coffee were not replenished for second morning in tent and some of the food at evening meal was a little cold but the amazing interaction with the ellies more than compensated for this. Guides and staff were very friendly and very helpful

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This holiday was fantastic. I was so excited to be visiting Thula Thula after reading The Elephant Whisperer and it didn't disappoint me at all. The Imperial lodge we stayed in for the first week was beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We were amazed to see so many animals from our decking, monkeys, zebra, kudu and the elephant we saw...

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Mid August, I visited Thula Thula (3rd time), in the Tented Camp. It was a warm welcome again. The staff is very professional and kind, good food, helpful and their informative rangers take their time with you to observe the animals. Lovely place, the tents are spacious and have everything you need, incl. outdoor shower. One night I experienced a...

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Chicago
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We spent eight nights st Thula Thula. I arrived sick bringing a travel virus that was strong. The staff were sympathetic, understanding and responsive bringing my meals to me for two days and escorting me to a very good private clinic. The meals were outstanding. The guides were skilled, patient and helpful. The animals, especially the elephants were absolutely extraordinary....

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We loved every aspect of our trip to Thula Thula. From the moment we booked almost a year ago, we got little updates on life a Thula. Talk about making us excited for the trip!! The transfer from Durban was convenient and welcome after the long flight (in spite of the road work mentioned). We were 5 women on a...

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FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - greatly appreciated - and delighted to know that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. I will most definitely pass your praises on to the people mentioned - hopefully we can welcome you back again at some future date!! In the meantime - take care and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The were road works en route were rough going in a small rented vehicle, but on arrival at Thula Thula the discomfort was utterly forgotten. An easy booking in process followed by a very warm welcome to the Lodge. Our room was mognificent & ALL the staff, including our designated Rangers, were amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable & nothing was too much...

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FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review .... yes, unfortunately, the road works is an absolute pain at the moment and rather distressing. Nevertheless, so delighted to hear you "forgot" all about it once you arrived here. Looking forward to welcoming you back and in the meantime - stay well

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thula Thula private game reserve is a unique safari destination and home to elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and superb bird life, in Kwazulu Natal, in a malaria free area. With its unique atmosphere, stylish decor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the luxurious Safari lodge, renowned gourmet destination, and the 4 star Luxury tented camp, offering an authentic bush experience in great style. Special packages, spa massages, Zulu culture tours. ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ntambana
Price Range: $487 - $601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“My favourite tent is the "Family tent"”
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 of 5 bubbles Sofia-A-201643, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the tents are comfortable and secluded. Main lodge has a swimming pool and very comfortable deck and dining area”
 of 5 bubbles 932duncanw, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a luxury family tent and loved it. It was very comfortable and especially enjoyed the heated beds. :)”
 of 5 bubbles lambp, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the individual chalets offer privacy with different views of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles Flossie34, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent in the Lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles PlBos, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
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