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Menerbes, France
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We really enjoyed our tented experience. The trackers and rangers were very informative and to see the interaction amongst the elephants was wonderful. Us humans could learn a lot from the love, trust and help the elephant family showed each other. I have "adopted" one of them.

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

Thank you for your special review and so true that we all have so much to learn from the animal kingdom. Getting closer to nature should be part of today's education so that to learn real values and regain balance with the natural world. Our special herd show us this everyday. Thank you for adopting one of them... 🐘🐘🐘 This...

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We really enjoyed the trip. Food was absolutely amazing. The elephants were incredible. The only thing that was a bit irritating at times, was our game ranger. He tried to make a joke of every animal or situation we found. He would then talk way to much. But other than that it was absolutely an amazing experience to be among...

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes indeed we have a very talkative game ranger, very enthusiastic and passionate... I think even our elephants tried to tell us same .. 😀 Glad you enjoyed your experience with our very special herd. With love from the bush Francoise

Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 13 January 2017

What an amazing stay. Luxury tented camp was beautiful and perfect for our family. The staff and rangers provided a 5 Star experience. We would highly recommend staying at Thula Thula to anyone looking for a fantastic game reserve experience.

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What a great review and thank you so much. I shall definitely pass on your wonderful compliments to my staff and rangers. Love from the bush 🐘🐘🐘 Francoise

Viken, Sweden
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed in a familly tent, travelling with two teenagers, which were excellent. Spacious with all necessities adding a flavour of luxury to a "tent like" experience. The hospitality staff were very friendly and all you ever could wish fopr were arranged. The fantasitc rangers took us on moring bush walks with close, but safe, game encounters and afternoon game...

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

Dear Jonas Thank you so much for your great review. Glad you met our special herd but so sorry you missed seeing Thabo and Ntombi our special rhinos. They keep being our daily roadblocks when we try to get to the lodges at the moment. Thank you for the great compliments about our staff and rangers and shall pass them...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

To all of you at Thula Thula I would like to thank you for opening up your home to us in May 2016 and allowing us to be part of your family at Thula Thula. We have never felt so welcome, looked after and appreciated as we did for those 5 nights. Françoise - It was both a pleasure and...

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

Dear Lauren! Wow what an amazing review and so many compliments about our staff at Thula Thula. So glad you had such a wonderful experience and i really hope we shall see you again back to visit your new family ! We shall be waiting for you 😀 With love from the bush Francoise

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Food was great, Mozi and Damien were fantastic and very knowledgeable and those elephants and rhinos... I'm still speechless! Also a huge thank you to Kim Mcleod for taking me to the chemist during my allergic reaction. Only downside was that I couldn't thank Fraancoise in person. Keep up the great work that you all do at Thula Thula.

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Thank you so much for your lovely review and glad you had a great experience with our game rangers seeing our special herd and very special rhinos ... so sorry for your allergic reaction. I shall pass on your great compliments to all at Thula Thula. With love from the bush 🐘🐘🐘 Francoise

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stayed at Thula Thula tented camp. The service, food, accommodation and all the staff from kitchen to the best game rangers Shando and Kaya that took us on our gamedrive and bushwalk! Saw the Nana elephant tribe and a giraffe giving birth! Absolutely amazing

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Thank you so much for your beautiful review and so glad you has such a great experience. I shall pass on your lovely compliments to our staff and our game rangers Shandu and Khaya. Love from the bush 🐘🐘🐘 Francoise

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I visited Thula Thula in Nov 2016. My first visit was 8 years ago. Still one of the best experiences I've had with nature, with life and of course the elephants they have. Thula Thula (BTW, this means in zulu "Peace and Tranquility") offers are 2 types of accommodation: the luxury lodge and the tents. Experiencing the tents (camp) is...

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Dear Sofia Thank you so much for your beautiful review and we look forward to having you again back at Thula Thula ! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Francoise and the Thula Thula Wild Team

Melmoth, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

Dear Maeve, Thank you very much for your nice review. But I am sorry the herd was in hiding when you came. Hope you will come back soon and we shall make sure you see them all. Warm regards and wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Francoise and the Thula thula team

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...

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Dear Duncan, Wow what a beautiful review and so glad you enjoyed your stay as a return guest. Thank you for all the compliments about our staff and I am happy that you noticed that they all are so dedicated and passionate about their work. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas to you and your family. Francoise and the Thula Thula...

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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: RM1,754 - RM2,282 (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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