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Thendele Hutted camp

Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
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Thendele Hutted camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Lower Camp. The accommodation was way beyond our expectations as it was actually a small house - very well set up with everything we needed. We bought some firewood on site (at a very reasonable cost) and it added to the atmosphere after dark. The views were stunning and we spent plenty of... More

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Olympia, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our 2-bed chalet at Thendele had the most incredible view of the Amphitheater. If there hadn't been baboons wandering around, the patio would have been a spectacular setting for cocktails and dinner. It was wonderful to have so much space - a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom - and you can't beat the proximity to the trailheads. That... More

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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You can almost feel the silence here - nestled in the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg. This place is incredible. From amazing views, to incredible hikes (ranging from very easy to very difficult) Thendele has it all. The rooms are really comfortable and clean. I will be going back soon! This place is magical! Absolutely magical! You won't be disappointed!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I hadn't been to Thendele for about 20 years and after spending the weekend there I am blown away about how wonderful the place still is. Highlights: - The view is spectacular, I doubt where many other camps in the world can match it - I have always loved the hiking trails in the RNNP and they are still lovely... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was my third trip to Thendele - and each time I ask why I don't go more often. The views from the Upper Camp (right hand side of the road) overlook the Amphitheatre - a 1,000 metre cliff wall into Lesotho. The chates are spacious, clean and well equipped - now with satellite TV if you need it. They... More

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Majestic, spectacular, breath-taking? Others have tried to describe this world heritage site, but it's impossible to do justice to this extraordinary setting. (I can see now why Stanley Baker chose this back drop to his masterpiece, Zulu [directed by Cy Endfield]. The real Rorke's Drift is some 60 miles away and understandably less dramatic as a film setting) Thendele Camp... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Good accommodations for the price. Unbeatable location. Hikes & sights within walking distance. Choose upper camp if you can. Newer chalets. Although lower camp doesn't lack anything. One of the best national park venues in South Africa. No airconditioning though.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at Thendele Hutted Camp this April for three nights. We had been a bit worried about the state of the accommodation based on the reviews on tripadvisor. Needless to say, we needn't have worried. We were assigned a hut in the upper camp with glorious views of the Amphitheater. Both, the porch and the bedroom had wonderful views... More

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Berlin, Germany
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Thendele's location is fantastic, and it's main advantage. We didn't stay in one of the more secluded huts but still had the feeling of privacy with breathtaking views from some of our windows and from our porch and braai area. In spite of the warnings in other reviews, we encountered not one baboon which was both a relief and a... More

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Austin, TX
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

my hubby & in-laws stayed here for 2 nites. we had an upper chalet for 4. of the 4 national parks we visited, i luved the accommodations and energy of this place the most. we did the policeman helmet's hike which was neither the shortest nor the longest of the options closest by. it took 4 hrs and the views... More

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

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