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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...the magic of Thula Thula. I had always wanted to go to Africa and after reading The Elephant Whisperer, I knew that I had to include Thula Thula on my adventure! Shandu and Kaiya were amazing rangers and made the most out of every game drive! They were always fun and exciting to be with! Seeing Nana her family, including... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thula Thula is a very Quiet and tranquil place. Outstanding food and service. Obviously exploiting the history but for what you get in terms of accommodation and wild life, a bit steep for South Africans.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall experience of thula thula was amazing. The bush walks and game drives were extremely informative. The ambiance of the tented camp was somewhat lacking. The staff were always friendly and helpful

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Coolangatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go to Thula Thula after my wife read Lawrence Anthony's books. The game reserve is 4500 hectares and has 2 camps. One is the lodge accommodation and the other is tented accommodation. Both offer different experiences with the lodge having an excellent restaurant style menu and the tented having a high quality buffet style catering. We stayed... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review you visit to Thula Thula and thank you too for your comments - particularly i.r.o. the necessary maintenance which, coincidentally, we have now been able to schedule for mid-August. Nevetherless, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to being able to welcome... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The destination is close to Richards Bay it's set in the Empangeni mountains with lush vegetation. Animals are personal since ranges know them by name and one can see their interaction, the food is very good and staff friendly, worth a visit if you enjoy nature and beautiful views.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Thula Thula - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and hope to be able to welcome you back one day! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The game drives were fantastic with knowledgeable and friendly Rangers added to which the food was well presented and delicious. The overall appearance and feel to the lodge was one of quiet and tranquility.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Thula Thula, as well as your special commendation on our Rangers. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to be able to welcome you back one day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A few weeks ago, I stayed for the second time at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and it was again a warm welcome. The staff is really looking after you, the dinners are superb and the lodges are very comfortable. Two Game Drives a day and a Bush Walk in the morning give you the right sense of being in... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Thula Thula and absolutely delighted to hear that (once again!) you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed looking after you. Thank you too for your commendation on our Rangers, as well as the success of the photo workshop arranged for you! Looking... More 

Karlstein am Main, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We and our 17 year old daughter really had a ball! Wonderful and highly entertaining game drives with very experienced trackers and rangers, enjoyed close encounters with elephants, rhinos, and giraffes, saw a great variety of bird life, visited the hippo family and much more. The daily bush walks (we learned a lot!) were very interesting - attention was drawn... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review ...... delightful to know that you enjoyed staying here, as much as we enjoyed looking after you. We'll ensure that everyone concerned receives a copy of your review! Take care and best wishes More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There really aren't enough descriptive words that can accurately specify what this experience has meant to us. Having read The Elephant Whisperer (and L. Anthony's 2 other books), we knew we had to visit. We also knew this visit was going to be transcendent and emotional for us. We split our visit between the lodge and the tented camps. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review - so absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed looking after you. We'll make sure that everyone mentioned in your review receives your encouraging words and in the meantime - here's to hoping we'll be able to welcome you again (once the memory... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

For those of you who have read 'The Elephant Whisperer' a visit to Thula Thula is an absolute must. Even if you haven't read it a fantastic safari experience awaits, especially with the elephants and rhinos on the game reserve - you will NOT get closer to these wonderful animals anywhere else!. Bird life is prolific and also very interesting.... More 

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Thank you so much for your delightful review ..... heart-warming to know that you enjoyed staying with us, as much as we enjoyed looking after you! Take care and best wishes More 

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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 

Additional Information about Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

Address: PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ntambana
Price Range: $313 - $406 (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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