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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Pity about the electrical pylons + surrounding townships on reserve borders ( eyesore ) otherwise authentic bush/landscape - guaranteed viewing of Rhino / Giraffe / Elephant / buck / zebra etc - pity the elusive Leopard not sighted

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

Thank you very much for your review and delighted to know that you enjoyed our bush experience - although difficult to respond to your remark i.r.o. the surrounding township, as it is thanks to these communities that we have the land on which Thula Thula stands

Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Very warmly welcomed by Zelda and just in time for a delicious lunch. The food was always excellent. We stayed in the tented camp. Warning! Tents are very noisy in rainy / windy conditions! That said the beds were comfy and we slept fitfully most nights. The game drives were very good in the capable hands of Kaya and Vusi,...

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Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful review. Absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to our little piece of paradise, as much as we enjoyed hosting and caring for you!

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 11, 2016

The setting and story behind the reserve and animals is what draws people I feel, For us I was expecting a more polished performance by the present management considering the price versus other very nice reserves and experiences in SA. The pool was in a poor condition, ok there was a drought but a lack of effort to even net...

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Thank you for your feedback - greatly appreciated - and the content has been both noted and followed up. This should not have happened, so thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 3, 2016

We loved our stay at Thula Thula and were glad to have read The Elephant Whisperer before we went as it introduced the elephants and ethos of the place and of course the people in such a thorough way. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and knowledgeable. We would love to return one day.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we are delighted to know that you enjoyed being our guest, as much as we enjoyed looking after resp. entertaining you and we look forward to you return visit ;-)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We spent four days at Thula Thula after reading the Elephant Whisperer. Everything was to our expectations. The expertise of the rangers, the outstanding food and service and the overall ambiance of the property.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - so encourging to know that you enjoyed being our guest, as much as we enjoyed looking after resp. entertaining you

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I have been planning the trip to Thula Thula for some time, having read all of Lawrence's books. I can't rate Thula Thula highly enough. I travelled with a girlfriend and we shared a beautiful lodge literally in the middle of the bush. Complete peace and no sounds other than the sounds of the bush. Foe me the highlights were...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we are delighted to know that you enjoyed being our guest, as much as we enjoyed looking after resp. entertaining you and we look forward to you return visit ;-)

New York City, New York
Reviewed March 16, 2016

I came here with my girlfriend and we spent an incredible 9 days here. At first I worried 9 days were too long, but every day was full of new animals, amazing people and the staff felt like a second family. Andrew and Muzi were our guides and were full of great information, incredible stories, and were a ton of...

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review ..... so delighted to read that you enjoyed yourselves so much and were so happy here. That means a lot to us! Looking forward to being able to welcome you back and in the meantime - take care and best wishes!

Weston
Reviewed March 13, 2016

I was introduced to "The Elephant Whisperer" 4 years ago & as a result of trips by both these 2 friends I booked 2 nights in the luxury tent for my partner & myself. I have had experience of the Kruger, Addo, Pillansberg & the Okovanga Delta but this experience surpasses all the others. THE BEST.

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much. Thank you!

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed February 29, 2016

We enjoyed every minute at Thula Thula. When we arrived we were surprised to have booked a chalet as we'd set our hearts on a tent! The chalet was comfortable and well-equipped except for the plunger which didn't work and we had "Turkish" coffee full of grounds. We didn't experience fine French cuisine apart from the dessert and having had...

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Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Thula Thula and will pass on your compliments to the Rangers and trackers mentioned! Greatly looking forward to welcoming you again and in the meantime, take care and best wishes!

Ballito
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Excellent, staff were friendly, food all meals displayed beautifully, accommodation in your luxury tent very exciting. I have over past years visited ma y game reserves, this trip to Thula Thula was the best yet, Having re ad The Elephant Whisperer it made seeing Thula Thula very special, seeing the entire elephant t herd unforgettable, and extremely close up encounter...

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review - it is so encouraging for us to hear back from guests that they enjoyed being with us, as much we enjoyed looking after you. Thank you and we look forward to being able to welcome you back - in the meantime, take care and best wishes

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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 

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: $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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