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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 7 April 2017

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...More

Thank Christelle W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

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Response from FrancoiseDurbs, Owner at Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari LodgeResponded 3 April 2017

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

Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank YvonneBernschneider
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

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Thank 45bernarda
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...More

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Rhino River Lodge
363 reviews
#2 of 10 Speciality lodging in Mkuze
 
Thanda Safari
368 reviews
#1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Thanda Private Game Reserve
 
Kapama River Lodge
1,688 reviews
#4 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
 
andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge
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Amenities
  • Top amenities
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Details
  • Price range
  • US$396 - US$467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Hotel class
  • Room types
  • Family Rooms ,
  • Suites
  • Number of rooms
  • 16
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  • Location
  • South Africa >
  • KwaZulu-Natal >
  • Ntambana
  • Also Known As
  • Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve And Safari Hotel Kwazulu-Natal
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Sue B
3 July 2017|
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Response from SRichardss | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth going and the herd of elephants are amazing. Staying in Thula Thula gives you plenty of opportunities to meet them. We had an amazing time.
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wndsrfr11
22 September 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
24 July 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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