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Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve and Safari Lodge

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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I really don't know where to start, from the minute we arrived to the moment we left the 4 days we spent at Thula Thula were truly amazing. The lodge we stayed in was brilliant with friendly geckos wishing you good morning, room was spotlessly clean and well stocked in the bathroom. The bar and eating area was wonderful as...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I decided to treat ourselves to this game lodge over the December holidays. We are South African born and well travelled. We currently live in Australia. After booking online from Australia we were so excited to stay in a "Luxury" tent. We arrived in 40 degree heat to an absolutely filthy tent with no working fan. The...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were so excited to visit, but for more than three times the price of other lodges we were so disappointed. Our room was dirty and broken. Mould you tea bags, dust you can draw in, towel under the sewage pipe from the toilet, you name it. It was really disgusting. Further to this the staff were hardly ever available...

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

Good day, and very sorry to read your review. Please could you let us know exactly when and where you stayed at Thula Thula ? Which room and which lodge / camp. And your full name as well so that we can contact you by email to find out more about your stay. I am not aware of any broken...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely relaxing weekend. Particularly enjoyed the bush walks. Unfortunately i contracted Tick Bite Fever a week later. Please advise guests there are infected ticks in the area and try to take precautions.

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

So sorry about your tick bite. All guests should normally be informed about these tiny little creatures who can give you such terrible headaches. Above all when you do bush walks. I also had it when I arrived 18 years ago and I feel for you ... i shall remind our rangers to inform all our guests as this can...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to Thula Thula with high expectations and they were exceeded in every aspect. Our encounters with the elephants were magical beyond belief thanks to our ranger, Shandu, and tracker, Khaya. And it is not just about the elephants, so many other animals to enjoy as well, especially the rhinos, Thabo and Ntombi. The accommodation was so luxurious and...

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

Thank you Shelley for your beautiful review. So happy you enjoyed the special encounters with our herd and our rhinos. Quite unique indeed. Thank you for the compliments about my staff and your whole experience and shall pass it in to them. Love from the bush Francoise

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

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

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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: ₹ 24,552 - ₹ 31,128 (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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Portland, Oregon
over a year ago
Petra M Hillcrest, South Africa Reviewed this property
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Hi, I'm sorry, but I'm not sure about the dog painting. I don't remember seeing any.

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over a year ago
San Francisco, California
FrancoiseDurban Durban Property representative
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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 little privacy in a large open plan tent.

Two tents are more private but you have a single supplement applying ..

7 months ago
Salem, Massachusetts
PlBos Reviewed this property
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Hi, October, November and early December are good. End of December will be very hot.

9 months ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Hallo Natalie

Jojo here from Thula Thula! I just came back from my days off, so apologise for the slight delay in responding. I have checked with my colleague and she has already written an email to Banghazi, as your mom also wanted to find out about the riding for you! As Sheila has already written - it is a little bit of a schlep across to St. Lucia from Thula Thula (about 1.5 hrs), BUT the horse-riding is well worth the effort and I strongly recommend the beach & game combo (about 2.5 hrs). Absolutely sensational.

As soon as we hear back from Banghazi, we'll send you an email with all the details .... in the meantime, take care and best possible wishes

Jojo

over a year ago
Laval, Canada
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Bonjour Pauline,

mes rangers sont tous Sud Africains et ne parlent pas le francais. Nous avons beaucoup de clients Francais qui parlent peu l'anglais et la communication passé tres bien quand meme ! Bien cordialement. Francoise

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“We loved our lodge suite, and our big tent too”
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“We stayed in a luxury family tent and loved it. It was very comfortable and especially enjoyed the heated beds. :)”
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