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Thendele Hutted camp

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Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The huts are the usual park style with rendered walls and thatched roofs. They are a little bit dated with a few scuff marks and internal lighting is a bit dull. The single huts are spaced apart for good privacy and in a great location looking onto the mountain escarpment and at the start of the waterfall walk. Avoid hut... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This camp has a upper and a lower part, in each some chalets. The chalets are well equipped, with kitchen, tableware, fridge/small freezer , cutlery. Bring your on food and drinks, camp shop very small with basics (supermarkets in Winterton or Harrismith), exc. Bedroom spacy and clean with an rustic outfit, big TV disturbs a bit the nature experience. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

For what they are, these chalets are brilliant. The best thing is that you have lots of hiking options right from your door. The kitchen is well equipped, and the showers are hot and good pressure. Great price, couldn't ask for better. We were also surprised and impressed that they were serviced daily. Highly recommend the Thekula Gorge hike. Easy... More 

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

A stunning and exceptional place. Views are incredible. Huts are basic but well equipped. Ask for an upper hut, preferably at the front (ie on the right as you drive along the access road). Bring all the BBQ fuel, firewood, food and drink you need, including lighter fuel and matches - the shop at the site closes at 4.30 pm... More 

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1 Thank djhydrocarbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the most special place in South Africa! Here you can look at the mountain the whole day and see the different faces of the mountain as the sun moves. Best nature experience you can think to have. The houses need a little upgrading. Just be aware of the baboons! They come in to your house and are not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Nothing can prepare you or the awe-inspiring views you get of the Drakensburg Mountains from the Upper Camp at Thendele in the Royal Natal National Park. The whole of the Amphitheatre is laid out before you in all its magnificent grandeur. The self-catering chalets are very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. All you do is open your sliding doors, walk outside... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We did not stay in the hutten camp, but at Royal natal mahai campsite. Great campsite, with beautiful views on the mountains. Chilly in winter time in south africa, but it was worth it. Making fires in old trees, waking up and seeing the sun come up coloring the mountains red, beautiful walks. Kids loved the campsite: making huts and... More 

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1 Thank marleencornelio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

What more to say... Beautiful tranquil environment. Houses are very clean, even the kitchen gear. Based on Some of the reviews I expected damaged property but this was absolutely not the case. Hiking trails start from the premises. Watch out for the baboons... They know how to open doors!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Thendele camp has stunning views and as far as we could make out from every chalet. These were exceptionally clean and well equipped.I managed to cook roast lamb for 12 on Easter Sunday ! ( all supplies brought with us ) A superb place to rest and take it easy or to go on day hikes. As a keen gardener... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful 4 days in this beautiful peaceful spot. The mountains were majestic & wonderful for walking/ hiking. Our 2 bedroom cottage was basic but clean & comfortable. You do have to remember it is a self catering camp so it is necessary to take all your provisions with you - it's a long drive back out of the... More 

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