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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Uwe K
Response from FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the staff and the food ! We closed for a couple of weeks after your stay for a major maintenance and much needed facelift of the lodge. Maintenance is an ongoing action at the safari lodge...More

Reviewed May 7, 2017

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...More

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Response from FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded July 29, 2017

Dear Geerts Thank you for your review. Very sorry about the placement at the table. This should have been arranged before the sitting. I am glad tou enjoyed our special herd of elephants ! Warm regards Francoise

Reviewed May 4, 2017

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...More

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Response from FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you so much Margaret and we love you too for loving Thula Thula ! Hope to see you back some day ! Warm regards Francoise

Reviewed May 1, 2017

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....More

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Response from FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded July 29, 2017

Thanknyou so much for your beautiful review and choosing Thula Thula for such a special occasion ! Hope to see you back ! Warmest regards Francoise

Reviewed April 20, 2017 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...More

2  Thank Tomas E
Response from FrancoiseDurban, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded July 29, 2017

Dear Tomas, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. Yea indeed good point for the view from your tent. They really are "in the bush", but some of them have got a view on the river Enseleni. The waterhole is at the lodge .....More

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • $392 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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  • Family Rooms
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  • 16
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  • Ntambana
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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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