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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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Melmoth, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Zurich
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arrival to departure we were treated incredibly well. All staff were amazingly attentive and friendly. Accommodation was excellent. Food was outstanding. Gained a few kilograms I am sure. The bush walks were magnificent and the rangers very informative. Our game drives were breathtaking, awesome, fun and food for the soul. Very spiritual place. The animals are clearly very happy.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Thula Thula so many times that I've stopped counting! I absolutely love this place and feel that I'm coming home each time I return. It is not an overly slick exclusive game preserve, but one that is very down-to-earth and real, while at the same time being extremely comfortable. While the accommodations are very nice, what is... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

my family and i stayed here for 2 nights. We had a great time. Saw lots of animals in their nature habitat and had an encounter with a herd of elephants that will live with me for the rest of my life! Was immense. The food is very good and the staff could not be more helpful. Our games drivers... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The focus is the food! Exquisitely prepared and sumptuous classical French cuisine. Four course dinners, three course midday feast and plentiful breakfast. Early morning game drives and then a lot of eating and down time until the afternoon game drive.

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Merci beaucoup pour les compliments sur la cuisine de Thula Thula. Much appreciated ! Francoise More 

Westville, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

What an amazing experience ! For anyone who has read the inspirational book The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, this is like a dream come true ... to get up close with the elephant herd that you have read about and come to love is mind blowing. Couple this with delicious French cuisine, staff who make you feel extra special... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

When our cruise ship arrived in Richards Bay at 8 am, Anthony, the shuttle driver recommended by Thula Thula was waiting for the 6 of us. He was very pleasant and efficient as he drove us to Thula Thula in time for us to do our 10 am private safari. We were in an open sided safari jeep with two... 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 

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Address: PO Box 87, Ntambana 3881, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ntambana
Price Range: RM1,644 - RM2,118 (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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