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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to see elephants and white rhino up close, Thula Thula is worth a visit. Not all that easy to find, Thula Thula (which means "sleep sleep" in IziZulu) is in the heart of Zululand. Started by the wildlife conservationist, Laurence Anthony, and his wife Fransoise, it is a relatively small lodge offering accommodation in chalets or in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the staff were very friendly and the food was great , we expected more from the accommodation. We stayed in the lodge as the tented camp was booked out . The lodge units , whilst very spacious, are as old as the game reserve itself and bathroom fittings are worn out. The terrain felt more like a farm rather...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many nature reserves. Thula Thula is not really a worthwhile nature reserve. It is all about the elephants and the way they interact with humans. This in itself is interesting enough, if not to say: spectacular, to visit Thula Thula. A wonderfull experience that we could offer, and share with, our children and grandchildren from Holland who...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our time at Thula Thula was awesome! From the game drives to the walking tour, it was all marvelous... We met some great people and the food was fantastic! Just finished reading "Babylon's Ark" and am on to "The Last Rhinos." Was very special to experience the legacy of Lawrence Anthony and the dedicated work being done at Thula Thula!...

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Swindon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a truly perfect holiday. We had of course read the book and had high expectations which Thula Thula really lived up to. We booked the 6 night / 5 day package in the tented accommodation (fully furnished tent) and so glad we did. Just as comfortable as a hotel room but much more exciting! The food was excellent...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at luxury tents which are exclusive and perfect hideaway. The accommodation is superb with a great atmosphere and very personal touch of mrs. anthony. Thula thula is a wonderfull place with a story. If you come for the safari experience you will love the local herd of elephants. I have never ever seen in 20 years of travelling...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Unfortunately I was only there for one night, but what an incredible experience. The staff, the lodges, the reserve, the animals....amazing. Will definitely return! Thanks to all at Thula Thula for the hospitality.

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FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mike and yes please come back for longer next time ! Warm regards from the whole Thula Thula Wild Team 🐘🐾🐘

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The elephants are magnificent and a MUST see on any bucket list. The staff are great and knowledgeable and really look after you. The food at the Lodge was fantastic. Unfortunately the maintenance of the property is poor and cleanliness in the rooms could be improved.

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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We had a wonderful stay here. Every detail is taken care of by wonderful staff and the beauty of the bush is very special. The best part of course is the game drives and seeing the very special herd of magnificent elephants. It is the highlight of the trip. They are such majestic creatures, and, having read The Elephant Whisperer,...

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

My friend and I arrived at Thula Thula, having read the Elephant Whisperer and loved it. We chose to stay in the tent camp, although we were torn because we read that you get Francoise's food in the main house. But the tent camp choice was great for us, although we are not especially outdoorsy people. It was delicious to...

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FrancoiseDurbs, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Annee, Thank you so much for your beautiful review and so happy you had such a great time at Thula Thula. Hope to see you again back to visit us ! Love from the bush Francoise

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thula Thula private game reserve is a unique safari destination and home to elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and superb bird life, in Kwazulu Natal, in a malaria free area. With its unique atmosphere, stylish decor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the luxurious Safari lodge, renowned gourmet destination, and the 4 star Luxury tented camp, offering an authentic bush experience in great style. Special packages, spa massages, Zulu culture tours. ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ntambana
Price Range: $392 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We loved our lodge suite, and our big tent too”
SueandFrank, Mar 10, 2017 | Read review
“My favourite tent is the "Family tent"”
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Sofia-A-201643, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“All the tents are comfortable and secluded. Main lodge has a swimming pool and very comfortable deck and dining area”
932duncanw, Nov 24, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a luxury family tent and loved it. It was very comfortable and especially enjoyed the heated beds. :)”
lambp, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“All the individual chalets offer privacy with different views of the property.”
Flossie34, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
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