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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I came here with my girlfriend and we spent an incredible 9 days here. At first I worried 9 days were too long, but every day was full of new animals, amazing people and the staff felt like a second family. Andrew and Muzi were our guides and were full of great information, incredible stories, and were a ton of...

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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 ..... so delighted to read that you enjoyed yourselves so much and were so happy here. That means a lot to us! Looking forward to being able to welcome you back and in the meantime - take care and best wishes!

Weston
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I was introduced to "The Elephant Whisperer" 4 years ago & as a result of trips by both these 2 friends I booked 2 nights in the luxury tent for my partner & myself. I have had experience of the Kruger, Addo, Pillansberg & the Okovanga Delta but this experience surpasses all the others. THE BEST.

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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 - we are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much. Thank you!

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We enjoyed every minute at Thula Thula. When we arrived we were surprised to have booked a chalet as we'd set our hearts on a tent! The chalet was comfortable and well-equipped except for the plunger which didn't work and we had "Turkish" coffee full of grounds. We didn't experience fine French cuisine apart from the dessert and having had...

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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 this wonderful review - we are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Thula Thula and will pass on your compliments to the Rangers and trackers mentioned! Greatly looking forward to welcoming you again and in the meantime, take care and best wishes!

Ballito
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Excellent, staff were friendly, food all meals displayed beautifully, accommodation in your luxury tent very exciting. I have over past years visited ma y game reserves, this trip to Thula Thula was the best yet, Having re ad The Elephant Whisperer it made seeing Thula Thula very special, seeing the entire elephant t herd unforgettable, and extremely close up encounter...

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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 - it is so encouraging for us to hear back from guests that they enjoyed being with us, as much we enjoyed looking after you. Thank you and we look forward to being able to welcome you back - in the meantime, take care and best wishes

Western Norway, Norway
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Close encounters with the animals.Lodge was very private. Amenities very clean. Very friendly staff. Our guides were exceptional at what they did,luv u! Food was divine. No negatives if you luv nature.

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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 - absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit here at Thula Thula, as much as we enjoyed looking after you!

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

After reading the book "The elephant whisperer" I decided I had to see these elephants myself. We had the most fantastic game drives with very professional rangers, and even an early morning bush walk. We got really close to many animals, even the elephants, by foot, it was a real adventure. We stayed one night in the lodge and one...

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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 - so absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed yourselves here, as much as we enjoyed looking after you and sharing our little piece of paradise!

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Such a joy to return to Thula Thula where on our first visit in 2014 we were privileged to have Thabo the Rhino step on to our Patio to satisfy his curiosity - a close up and personal experience we shall remember always! This 2015 visit was equally satisfying as it was thrilling to be surrounded by Lawrence Anthony's elephants...

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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 and so deeply satisfying - not only to know that you continue to enjoy Thula Thula - but that you also care and support our conservation work. Thank you! And looking forward to being able to welcome you back later on this year

London, UK
Reviewed 2 February 2016

For those that have read Anthony Lawrence's "Elephant Whisperer" a visit to Thula Thula is a must. It is not a large reserve in a "Big Five" area but a safari here is a different experience. The famous elephants seem to have a unique personality and the young rhinos are amazingly inquisitive. We stayed in the Elephant Safari Lodge in...

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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 and encouraging review, we are so delighted to know that you enjoyed yourselves here as much as we enjoyed hosting and looking after you! Looking forward to your return visit!

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2016

For those who have read the writings of Anthony Lawrence a visit to Thula Thula is a must. So great to see the elephants and the rhino who featured in two of his books. Talking with the staff who knew him was really special. We stayed in the Lodge which is beautifully laid out, spacious and restful. The optional morning...

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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 and encouraging review, it is so encouraging for us to have feedback on how our guests have enjoyed themselves. Thank you also for pointing out your appreciation of the bush walks, which gives us a welcome insight.

Sussex
Reviewed 17 January 2016

What can I say about this place – impossible to criticise. From the moment we arrived to our reluctant goodbye, everyone involved in both the Lodge and Camp were enthusiastic and passionate. We had two nights in each. The Camp was a real contrast to the Lodge but equally enjoyable. The food at the Lodge was exceptional. The tents were...

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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 and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit to Thula Thula - both encouraging and heartwarming! Take care and once again - thank you!

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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: $488 - $602 (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”
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“We stayed in a luxury family tent and loved it. It was very comfortable and especially enjoyed the heated beds. :)”
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“All the individual chalets offer privacy with different views of the property.”
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“All rooms are excellent in the Lodge.”
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