Thulamela

Thulamela

Hazyview/Whiteriver Road Farm 48 JU De Rust R40, Hazyview 1242 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 5 ranches in Hazyview
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Thulamela B&B consists of 6 timber cottages accommodating 2 guests each, all with wooden decks and a spa bath situated in natural bush with free-roaming plains game. We are ideally located to explore the Kruger National Park. The property has prolific bird life which will suit the most intrepid birder. In addition our uniqueness is categorized by the many romantic celebrations of anniversaries, honeymoons and wedding proposals which makes Thulamela the ideal breakaway retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Breakfast in the room
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Justin M wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I are picky and searched for days to find the right place for us that we knew we'd both absolutely 100% enjoy with now doubts. Here was our check list:

Cabin/Cottage experience√
Jacuzzi √
Braai/Grill √
Porch √
Romantic √
Kitchen/Fridge fully stocked √
No noise/Distractions √
Nature√
Extremely Comfortable Bed√
Close to plenty of activities √
Food shopping near by √
Breakfast every morning √
Quite√

Penny, our host, was out of this world friendly, funny, and very very welcoming with such a caring persona. Much love Penny! We forget to purchase coals and braai but with a very small fee Penny provided it for us.
This was the perfect place for us to go to and we will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ThulamelaHazy, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Wow! Thank you dear Justin for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us. It was such a treat to spoil you both. We hope to see you soon. Warm regards from Penny and hear team at Thulamela
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Zandredewitt wrote a review Feb 2021
Krugersdorp, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I heard about Thulamela from a friend and saw some photos and was immediately in awe of the place I booked our stay a few days later. Upon arrival it was everything I saw on the photos and more, special requests was fulfilled and the mood was set for a romantic getaway(just to say we arrived 9:30PM and the service was still on point). Flower pedals all the way to the room Candles waiting for us, Pre arranged bottle of champagne on ice. The room was great the Spa (Jacuzzi) was something amazing especially at night. The breakfast was on time and delicious the platter was very filling and good tasting that I ordered. I will rate this place 5/5 because I could not fault the rooms nor the service everything was on point, I wish I could upload some photos of our experience.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 7 Mar 2021
What a lovely review dear Zandre! We are just delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to see those photos one day. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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TreeHugger24 wrote a review Feb 2021
Mbombela, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband took me to Thulamela for our 10 years anniversary. It was everything I wanted and more. It was quite. peaceful, the bush was so beautiful and they really take care of the gardens and make sure it looks up to standard. The service is awesome, they do what they need to do to keep you happy but also give you that space (your time alone) The staff is super friendly and helpful - thank you Julia, you are definitely a gem and thank you Penny, you have mastered the recipe for success in creating a place for couples to fall in love again. May your place only grow in beauty and abundance xxx
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 7 Mar 2021
What a amazing review, thank you so much dear admin63. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, that you fell in love again and experienced the romance and magic of Thulamela. Look after each other. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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lynnW9165NQ wrote a review May 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The bed and linen was uncomfortable and having the fridge next to us made it that much harder to fall asleep throughout the night. Jacuzzi was prob the highlight. Gorgeous patio but no scenery. So for that reason I score a 2 out of 10. Playing music was a problem esp being a music enthusiast. Unless you want to read and do nothing else this would be the ideal place. Not my cup of tea, breakfast was fancy but not something I enjoyed being carb conscious. If you don't eat pork, you'll be served vegetarian and that was disappointing. Wouldn't book again sorry Penny.
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Date of stay: April 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mimis91 wrote a review Sept 2021
Koblenz, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best time staying at Penny's. She is a wonderful host with a strong attention for detail to make your stay extra special. The cabins are cozy with a personal touch and the kitchen is well equipped with a fully stocked fridge that runs on a honesty system. We very much enjoyed having breakfast on the deck, which was absolutely excellent and our vegan request was no problem at all. The bath in the evening is the perfect end to a day of exploration.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 27 Oct 2021
Thank you dear mimis91 for your wonderful review of our special Thulamela. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your travel. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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CatharineOlive wrote a review Jan 2021
Mbombela, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful stay we had at peaceful, serene Thulamela. We arrived to find rose petals strewn along the path to our cottage. The staff and owner are friendly and very accommodating. Clean, comfortable and with so many little spoils. Breakfast (included) is delivered to your cottage each morning and is a great way to start the day. A true gem!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Wow! Thank you dear CatharineOlive. Such a wonderful review of our special Thulamela. We are just thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Please keep safe. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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Michelle C wrote a review Sept 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay. Staff was awesome and the spa bath is fantastic. The breakfasts was very nice and it was wonderful that they catered for gluten free. Perhaps a television might be a nice addition especially for rainy days. Care was taken to make it extra special. We will definitely return
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 4 Sept 2020
Thank you dear Michelle for taking the time to review Thulamela - so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Mission accomplished! And glad that I could make your food choices easier - it is always difficult to keep to a strict eating regimen when one travels! Best wishes to you both, Penny @ Thulamela
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henrystrydomsmith wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay. Nothing amiss. The staff is extra attentive, yet not intrusive, respecting your privacy at all times. The breakfast is a special anticipated surprise every morning. We felt safe and secure always. Our new favorite place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 27 Oct 2021
Thank you dear Henry. We just love to read these wonderful reviews of our guests that enjoyed their stay with us. Hope to see you bath again. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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kindersvandiewind wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Thulamela was WOW!! We are so glad that we decided to stay at Thulamela for our anniversary. Penny and her staff are awesome people and know how to make you feel special. It is really worth giving Thulamela a visit. We got so much more than what we expected. The food is 5 star and the fact that you receive your food on your patio at a time you want it, is so convenient and personal. But having your own spa bath on your own patio is the best.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Thank you dear kindersvandiewind for your beautiful review. We are just thrilled that you chose Thulamela to celebrate such a remarkable milestone with us. Hope to see you for the next one. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela
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peterdP4948HQ wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a fantastic venue with amazing host who has been in the industry for over 25 years. The jacuzzi was a real treat to relax with a glass of wine. Small attention to detail in everything such as he rose petals sprinkled on the path way to the room.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thulamela Hazyview, Owner at Thulamela
Responded 2 Apr 2024
Dear Peter, thank you so very much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Thulamela. Warm regards from Penny and her team at Thulamela.
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Answer from ThulamelaHazy
Hazyview, South Africa2 contributions
Dear Ignatius, thank you for your enquiry – I would love to welcome you to Thulamela! I do have availability for you @ R795-00 pppn sharing B+B = Total for 2 nights for 4 guests R6360-00. For the 2 year old, we will only charge for breakfast, R150-00 per day. If we could ask you to bring along your own fold up bed or cot and linen for the child, as we do not have an extra bed in the rooms To secure the reservation, we do require a 50% deposit – either via credit card authorisation or via bank EFT – let me know which option you prefer! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best wishes to you, 😊 Penny 082 454 8278
Mobile20972545750 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you order their platter you dont have to bring more food/snacks. Rather stay 2 nights. Its worth it. One night is just to little time."
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marinda_badenhorst13 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Glentana, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If coming from Witbank, take the Schoemanskloof road."
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Woods23 wrote a tip Mar 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cabins is ideal"
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Willemien P wrote a tip Oct 2016
Mbombela, South Africa19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Room 6, last unit & in my opinion most private. Our pathway walked past room 5, so room 5 was not as private as ours."
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Thelma123 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Polokwane, South Africa32 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages all the same"
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PRICE RANGE
₹7,598 - ₹9,936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaHazyview
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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What are some of the property amenities at Thulamela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thulamela?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Thulamela?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thulamela?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thulamela?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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