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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
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  • Very good18%
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  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Place is spectacular. The staff are very welcoming and attentive to your needs. Needless to say after going there twice in three months would give you some insight into how incredible it is. Love this place and will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To say our trip to Thula Thula exceeded expectations doesn't seem to be enough. We enjoyed three days at this amazing reserve. We stayed at both the tented camp and the lodge. Each had their own special characteristics and would do both of them again....More

Thank Bruna26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 3 (myself, husband and 13yr old daughter) had an absolutely fabulous time at Thula Thula in July 2017. We stayed in the Safari Tent Lodge for 6 nights and had the last night at the lodge. Both accommodation places had wonderful staff...More

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Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Thula Thula has been on our bucket list of places to visit ever since we read Elephant Whisperer. It was everything we expected and more. We stayed in our very comfortable chalet at the Lodge which was super clean and had everything we needed. We...More

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Thank LINDA AND PAUL C
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This has been my dream since I was a little girl. OMG it didn't disappoint. We stayed in the tented camp sleeping to the sound of the country. We met the elephants and rhino's up close. Saw lots of other amazing wildlife every day. Brilliant...More

1  Thank KerryMiller
The Concierge Boutique Bungalows
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About
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Amenities
  • Top amenities
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Details
  • Price range
  • $405 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Hotel class
  • Room types
  • Suites ,
  • Family Rooms
  • Number of rooms
  • 16
  • Reservation Options
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  • Location
  • South Africa >
  • KwaZulu-Natal >
  • Ntambana
  • Also Known As
  • Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve And Safari Hotel Kwazulu-Natal
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Sue B
July 2, 2017|
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Response from SueandFrank | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! You should read the book first, "The Elephant Whisperer"
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wndsrfr11
September 21, 2016|
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Response from FrancoiseDurban | Property representative |
It is just a question of privacy as family tent is superb and large open plan with 4 beds and large bathroom, and parts of the tent are separated by a wooden screen. So it all depends if tou know each other very well as... More
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WestieMom15
July 24, 2016|
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Response from PlBos | Reviewed this property |
Hi, October, November and early December are good. End of December will be very hot.
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"We loved our lodge suite, and our big tent too"
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"My favourite tent is the "Family tent""
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"All the tents are comfortable and secluded. Main lodge has a swimming pool and very comfortable deck and..."
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"We stayed in a luxury family tent and loved it. It was very comfortable and especially enjoyed the heated..."
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