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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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45 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Durban
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I was so impressed the minute i arrived, was greeted with the most friendly staff and felt welcome throughout my stay. The food was magnificent and the game drives were educational and inspiring. Seeing the rhino and elephant was very special for me. I would definately recommend Thula Thula to anyone who wants a real experience of the bush and... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was my second time at Thula Thula, and I already feel like one of the family. I stayed 2 nights at tented camp and 3 at the lodge. For both my mornings at Tented camp I would have been the only guest so I got the choice of a walk or a drive with the guests from the lodge.... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Having spent 5 incredible days at Thula Thula it is with a sense of profound gratitude that I am writing this review to unreservedly recommend and encourage people to visit this truly amazing place. We stayed room no. 6 in the Safari Lodge complex and can highly recommend for all needs including a little extra privacy by virtue of being... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife has a love of elephants and our annual pilgrimage to Umhlanga Rocks called for a visit to Thula Thula. Madness reins in Umhlanga over the New Year so what better time to leave and see some ellies. After a pleasant 2 hour drive we arrived, we were met at the gates my a ranger that took us to... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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67 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

After reading all Lawrence Anthony's books it was quite incredible to finally arrive at this long awaited destination - and reading at least "The Elephant Whisperer" before arrival I would suggest is a must. We were a group of six friends, driving the easy enough 2.5 hour drive from Durban and we very much enjoyed our three-night visit. On 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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