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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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    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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Yokneam Moshava
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285 reviews 285 reviews
48 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 I enjoyed the hikes and found the accommodation suitable but a little outdated in terms of interior decor.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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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167 hotel reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

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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