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Thendele Hutted camp

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Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Thendele Hutted camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The camp has stunning views of the Amphitheatre, so it is a great place to rest and relax. But the biggest draw for me is the availability of a range of day hikes on your doorstep. From the climb to the Policeman's Helmet to the gentle but lengthy walks up the Tugela Gorge or around to the Dooley Pools, you... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I visited Thendele Hutted camp for the second time last week and it was as amazing as every. The grass and the mountains were a vivid green and a beautiful sight to behold. We did a short walk through the forest at the camp and that was very interesting. My husband tried his hand at fishing in... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place is a dream!!! The view from the terrace of the chalet is amazing! Just sit down, put on the braai, look at the view and relax. Life doesn't get any better than this. There are multiple hikes that start at the camp. In Winterton (50 km before Thendele) is a big Spar where you can stock up on... More 

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Yokneam Moshava
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49 hotel reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As 'usual' we reached the place already at night, after climbing a narrow and steep road. The key for our hut was ready, and except for a strong smell of a cleaning material, everything was ready and tidy. With the first light, I moved the curtains to be stunned by the sights.Within a minute, I was out with my camera,... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in a 4-bed chalet in the camp. It is definely the place to stay, if you want to get away from it all and be close to nature. You can get a map at the reception and start your hiking directly from the chalets. Prepare for quick weather changes when hiking and do not forget the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Thendele is a a fantastic location for a walking holiday in the Draks. The views from the huts are spectacular and they're a great starting point for daily walks. The accomodation is simple but sufficient with comfortable bedrooms and living room. The fire and BBQ were well used even in midsummer! Thanks for having us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This small and quaint accommodation boasts a view from the patio that is unrivalled by any I have seen. Your eyes get lost in the mountain and brings a sense of peace to your vacation. I enjoyed the hikes and found the accommodation suitable but a little outdated in terms of interior decor. The shop could offer more in terms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If hiking and mountains are your thing, this should be number one on your to do list. Stay in the camp and start all your walks from here, there is just to many paths to choose from. Beware the baboons! Take enough groceries as the shop is not well stocked!! Enjoy the ever changing climate, you will see rain, wind,... More 

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Backpacker83
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in one of the cottages. What a stunning view. We loved sitting out on the back porch after a long hike, drinking Savanna Dry and taking in the views. The cottage was a little dated but everything from the shower pressure to the kitchen appliances were fine. The cottage was very spacious with three... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed for four nights in one of the 2 bed chalets in the lower camp. The view was directly onto the amphitheatre - pure joy. The chalet was a little old fashioned but it was very clean and had everything we needed. We were comfortable and cozy and slept like teenagers in the comfy beds after a day of... More 

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