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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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PO Box 87 | Heatonville, 3881, South Africa
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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge
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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, wow what an amazing experience to be at Thula Thula. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. On arrival we received a welcoming drink and were shown to our chalet. We were very lucky to be upgraded :) Our accommodation was absolutely superb. So spacious, the decor was beautiful and everything smelt so lovely. Lunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a safari destination with a big history especially in respect to its work with elephant and rhino consevation. Beautifully located in the green hills of Zululand. The owner is French and this is reflected in the excellent cuisine. Rooms are authentically safari but comofrtable and large enough. Tented camp is recommended for families. Staff very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We visited for 3 nights in early December and will definitely plan a return trip. Of course we were very interested in seeing the elephant herd which has now grown to 26 from "Elephant Whisperer" days but there is plenty other wildlife and abundant bird life to get your attention and all set in a pristine bush environment. It is... More 

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

Thank you for your beautiful comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We Stayed at Thula for 5 nights in October this year. After my husband bought me the Elephant Whisperer for xmas we really wanted to visit this wonderful mans dream and experience the place and the animals we felt we came to know through the book. We were not disappointed, from the first email contact they could not have been... More 

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

We are so glad that you had such a good time with us. One simply can not come to visit us and want to watch their figures - it is indeed a time to feast and totally relax. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Nana and the herd will be waiting. More 

Staffordshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We first visited in 2009 and were so happy to return. It was great to see Francoise, Promise our Ranger and Faith again. Our main reason for returning was to Thabo the rhino as he was just a baby last time. It was great to see him and his mate Ntombi. It was great to be able to see the... More 

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

Thank you for coming back to visit us and we are so glad that you once again had a lovely time. Please come back soon so you can continue to see how Thabo and Ntombi are growing. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and absolutely felt like stars staying here at thula thula. They treated us to the best food, snacks and drinks better than anywhere else in South Africa. The rooms were so comfortable. Nd our Rangers kaiya and passion were the best; so dedicated to this land and to the conservation of African wildlife. They are full... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, our rangers are very devoted and love to share their knowledge of our beautiful reserve. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards from Thula Thula. Debbie (PA to Francoise). More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visted here after reading about Lawrence in The Elephant Whisperer. I just had to see these elephants. And we weren't disappointed. We saw the elephants on both game drives as well as the giraffe, zebre, wildebeast. The two rhinos - Thabo & Ntombi were beautiful to watch The conservation and work this park is doing with the surrounding villages... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thula Thula was a great recommendation by Lyon Tours & Safaris out of a dozen other venues within a three hour drive from Durban. My sisters and I spent a couple of nights at Thula Thula and really enjoyed our stay. We are retired and try to meet somewhere every year for a few days, away from husbands and obligations.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were blown away. Our Guides Sia and Shambo made every moment on the game drives exciting and fascinating. Their stories about the game was so different to what we were used to, describing differences nuances in their personalities. The accommodation in the Suite Imperial was beautifully decorated, and spacious. We had a wonderful surprise... More 

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Sausalito, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

...what we felt at Thula Thula last week. But since words are what these reviews are all about, I will do my best to describe our experience. We arrived to Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban Airport) from Cape Town and were picked up by Stuart the owner of Fever Tree Tours (http://fevertreetours.co.za/). It took about two hours to get to Thula Thula... More 

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Address: PO Box 87 | Heatonville, 3881, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve And Safari Hotel Kwazulu-Natal
Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve And Safari Lodge South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal

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