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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the trip. Food was absolutely amazing. The elephants were incredible. The only thing that was a bit irritating at times, was our game ranger. He tried to make a joke of every animal or situation we found. He would then talk way to much. But other than that it was absolutely an amazing experience to be among...

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Viken, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a familly tent, travelling with two teenagers, which were excellent. Spacious with all necessities adding a flavour of luxury to a "tent like" experience. The hospitality staff were very friendly and all you ever could wish fopr were arranged. The fantasitc rangers took us on moring bush walks with close, but safe, game encounters and afternoon game...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To all of you at Thula Thula I would like to thank you for opening up your home to us in May 2016 and allowing us to be part of your family at Thula Thula. We have never felt so welcome, looked after and appreciated as we did for those 5 nights. Françoise - It was both a pleasure and...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great, Mozi and Damien were fantastic and very knowledgeable and those elephants and rhinos... I'm still speechless! Also a huge thank you to Kim Mcleod for taking me to the chemist during my allergic reaction. Only downside was that I couldn't thank Fraancoise in person. Keep up the great work that you all do at Thula Thula.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Thula Thula tented camp. The service, food, accommodation and all the staff from kitchen to the best game rangers Shando and Kaya that took us on our gamedrive and bushwalk! Saw the Nana elephant tribe and a giraffe giving birth! Absolutely amazing

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I visited Thula Thula in Nov 2016. My first visit was 8 years ago. Still one of the best experiences I've had with nature, with life and of course the elephants they have. Thula Thula (BTW, this means in zulu "Peace and Tranquility") offers are 2 types of accommodation: the luxury lodge and the tents. Experiencing the tents (camp) is...

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

Dear Sofia Thank you so much for your beautiful review and we look forward to having you again back at Thula Thula ! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Francoise and the Thula Thula Wild Team

Melmoth, South Africa
Reviewed November 28, 2016

The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. The lodge has a very tranquil feel and is well kept, however the main reason we visited was for the elephant encounter and we saw none.

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

Dear Maeve, Thank you very much for your nice review. But I am sorry the herd was in hiding when you came. Hope you will come back soon and we shall make sure you see them all. Warm regards and wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Francoise and the Thula thula team

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed November 24, 2016

This was our second visit to Thula Thula and it will definitely not be the last. I just loved everything about this reserve. We stayed at the tented camp this time around and I was very impressed with the entire experience. Each tent is pretty well secluded from the others which creates a nice atmosphere, particularly when you hear lots...

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

Dear Duncan, Wow what a beautiful review and so glad you enjoyed your stay as a return guest. Thank you for all the compliments about our staff and I am happy that you noticed that they all are so dedicated and passionate about their work. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas to you and your family. Francoise and the Thula Thula...

Zurich
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This place was the trip of a lifetime! Magicval experience with the elephant herd! The rangers were the best. Thank you Promise and Seya for making our stay in Thula Thula even more memorable and special. We have memories that will last a lifetime and we plan on coming back again. Nature and conservation at its best!

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

Thank you ! What a great review in a few words. We really hope you will come back again soon. Warm regards and wishing you a wonderful Christmas Francoise and the Thula Thula team

Cool, CA
Reviewed November 8, 2016

This place is magic! Had the most unbelievable experience of being greeted eye-to-eye by one of the female elephants, will absolutely never forget that moment! Staff is incredibly friendly, makes you feel at home and food is superb!!

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Thank you for this special review. An encounter with our elephant eye to eye can be a true spiritual experience and I am glad you had that unforgettable moment. Thank you for the compliments about our staff. Much appreciated. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas From Francoise and the Thula Thula Wild Team

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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: $375 - $459 (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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“My favourite tent is the "Family tent"”
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 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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. :)”
 of 5 bubbles lambp, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“All the individual chalets offer privacy with different views of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles Flossie34, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent in the Lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles PlBos, Jun 10, 2016 | Read review
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