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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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May 7 May 8
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 the local herd of elephants. I have never ever seen in 20 years of travelling...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I was only there for one night, but what an incredible experience. The staff, the lodges, the reserve, the animals....amazing. Will definitely return! Thanks to all at Thula Thula for the hospitality.

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

Thank you so much Mike and yes please come back for longer next time ! Warm regards from the whole Thula Thula Wild Team 🐘🐾🐘

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The elephants are magnificent and a MUST see on any bucket list. The staff are great and knowledgeable and really look after you. The food at the Lodge was fantastic. Unfortunately the maintenance of the property is poor and cleanliness in the rooms could be improved.

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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay here. Every detail is taken care of by wonderful staff and the beauty of the bush is very special. The best part of course is the game drives and seeing the very special herd of magnificent elephants. It is the highlight of the trip. They are such majestic creatures, and, having read The Elephant Whisperer,...

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Boston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I arrived at Thula Thula, having read the Elephant Whisperer and loved it. We chose to stay in the tent camp, although we were torn because we read that you get Francoise's food in the main house. But the tent camp choice was great for us, although we are not especially outdoorsy people. It was delicious to...

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

Dear Annee, Thank you so much for your beautiful review and so happy you had such a great time at Thula Thula. Hope to see you again back to visit us ! Love from the bush Francoise

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ranger Andrew and his team members Evan and Musi are passionate about putting animals first and educating guests about every little detail of the bush and the importance of conservation for all of us. Our safari was outstanding, the service and food excellent. It stood out compared to other safaris we did. Read the Elephant Whisperer! Thank you Francoise, Andrew...

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Zwolle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good accommodation, excellent food and service, and the ranger was first class. One annoying element however: We knew that drinks were not included. However, apart from the small,bottles upon arrival, all water had to be paid (and the tap water was not drinkable). Even the bottles offered during the drives had to be paid. Small money, but was not congruent...

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Four glorious days at Thula Thula. Despite pouring rain our ranger Andrew went out of his way to ensure that our stay was memorable. Housekeeping and kitchen staff were always friendly and accommodated all our requests. Staying in the beautifully appointed tented camp was an unforgettable experience too.

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Edmonds, WA
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Where to begin? We've had a life long dream to visit Africa~ and reading the Lawrence Anthony book "The Elephant Whisperer" inspired the visit. I'm a professional artist, so the trip was planned to hopefully see Elephants up close~ but in my wildest dreams I never imagined the opportunities to actually meet and commune with this special herd. Breathtaking, and...

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Firstly I have to say I am surprised by the two bad reviews posted. I visited Thula Thula on my own, originally for two night only, I stayed an additional TWO nights as I had such an amazing time! Shandu & Khaya took me and my fellow lodgers at the time on all our morning and evening drives, they were...

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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ntambana
Price Range: RM1,682 - RM2,230 (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”
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“All the tents are comfortable and secluded. Main lodge has a swimming pool and very comfortable deck and dining area”
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