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Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
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Thendele Hutted camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
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282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a lodge set in such a stunning part of the world what can you expect for $100 a night. Not this. It really was surprisingly good as we’d read that SA park accommodation was sometimes not well looked after or equipped. Not here. It had clean bedclothes, bathroom and towels and was well furnished, well looked after, equipped with... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The accommodation is very tired and outdated BUT the views are wonderful. Great walking area. Take your own supplies as the nearest decent town is Ladysmith. BBQ in the evening with South African wine..... perfect. The shop supplies emergency stuff only and gifts. (Toothpaste, icecream and some tinned food.... nothing else really) We arrived after 5 so our keys were... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiking the Drakensburg has been a fantastic experience. And coming back to the thatched huts at the end of the day is like an oasis. These units are clean, spacious, well maintained, and enjoyable. Quite remarkable considering where they are situated. located high in the Drakensburg mountain range each unit has a breathtaking view of the Mountains. Do not miss!!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely three nights here. Beautiful location with many walks from your doorstep - we did policeman's helmet and the gorge walk - both recommended but our favourite definitely the gorge. Everything you need for self catering but bring your supplies. Lovely to sit outside after a hike and enjoy the view BUT beware of the baboons -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Dec 2013, Thendele camp is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I've ever seen. The views of the Amphitheatre are incredible. It rained on an off on the first night which only made the setting all the more stunning. The huts themselves are spacious, nicely appointed and slept 4 people comfortably. Full kitchen facitilities, lounge room and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at Thendele Camp. From our 'upper' lodge we had a fantastic view on the Amphitheatre! During breakfast on the veranda we were visited by lots of curious birds. And during the night the whole milkyway was clearly visible including Scorpio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the lowed camp chalets - #3 - for just two nights. We arrived late afternoon to find the mountains shrouded in cloud, but awoke to crystal clear skies and that superlative view. We'd had fairly low expectations of the accommodation, expecting something similar to basic huts in the Kruger. We were pleasantly surprised to find... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed at the lodge which slept six very comfortably and the view was amazing. Cannot fault nature at its best. Lodge was showing signs of tiredness and hopefully authority will take it in hand. Please take enough provisions as shop is very sparse

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London, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We recently stayed for 5 nights in Thendele Lodge as the finale to a three week trip in SA. As everyone knows, the setting is just the most beautiful place - so serene and majestic - but the Lodge itself was a real disappointment. Billed as a luxury lodge, sadly, that is a misnomer. For luxury, I don't expect to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are recently back from a South African trip that included five nights at Thendele, staying in the Lodge, a private three bedroom property at the base of the camp, and sold as the camp's luxury option. You can't buy the view. The Royal Natal National Park is a stupendously beautiful place - I've been going since I was a... More

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Address: Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Number of rooms: 132
Also Known As:
Thendele Hutted Camp Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

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