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PO Box 87 | Heatonville, 3881, South Africa
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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see many people have reviewed this lodge and just wanted to quickly do the same. Some things we really enjoyed about our stay: it really felt like a small, family run operation where everyone really cares about each other and you as the guest, the food was great, our tented site was a unique experience, the game drives... More

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Monterey, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent our anniversary last year, April, by treating ourselves to Thula Thula, a dream come true! We spent10 days in a lovely guest cottage where the orphaned rhinos, Thabo and Ntombi would graze on the front lawn and greet us each morning with their play time antics. What an amazing way to wake up each morning!... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, I knew we had to visit Thula Thula. I was enchanted by the story of his journey to save this rogue herd of elephants and not only gain their trust but develop a personal relationship with these beautiful, wild creatures. A trip to Africa was always on our bucket list but now... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did two nights in the Tented Camp and then two in the Main Lodge. You get an extra Game Drive in the Lodge but you can also pay for extra in the Tented. The food in both is excellent but in the Lodge it is French Cuisine. Tented is more like Africa but there appeared to be more Wild... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Best experience for beeing in contact with nature. Rhinos and elephants around, friendly staff and excelent food. If you like animals, is the place to go in South Africa. My husband and I had a wonderful week in Thula Thula Reserve.

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Salem
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our tent was amazing. I loved all the little details in our tent. We also enjoyed listing to all the different animals noises during the night. The sounds were amazing. We also enjoyed watching all the different animals walk by our tent and cabin.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

When was the last time you visited a place that exceeded all your expectations....and even six months later you're still Facebook friends....!! We took a group of 16 to Thula Thula and stayed in the tented camp. The accommodations are absolutely lovely, the staff headed by Francoise and Zelda were most accommodating and became fast friends, the rhinos visited our... More

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Address: PO Box 87 | Heatonville, 3881, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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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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