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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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  • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cumbria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed for just 1 night. Spacious, but very basic hut. Camp does not have restaurant, but just a small shop to buy some food to prepare yourself (shop closes at 16.30h - before we returned from our hike, unfortunately - it requires quite a drive to the nearest restaurant). Location in Royal Natal is great though, with lots of hiking... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice and clean. The location is just right but we found the chalet too much for only 2 of us. The website reservation showed Chalet has capacity for 2 but we found that there're two bedrooms in the chalet. We found it interesting that the S African need to have a TV when spending time in the wilderness. We don't... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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