Our family of 3 (myself, husband and 13yr old daughter) had an absolutely fabulous time at Thula Thula in July 2017.
We stayed in the Safari Tent Lodge for 6 nights and had the last night at the lodge. Both accommodation places had wonderful staff that were, friendly and very attentive. The Main lodge room was larger than the family tent (which was not exactly small). Our time at the Tented Camp was very special as we were there for 6 days and got to know the Rangers, staff and other guests well. We felt very at home and nothing was too much trouble.
We are bird watchers, love taking photos and being in the bush so the guided walks were thoroughly enjoyed by us all & not to be missed. The game drives were probably our favourite activity. Each time we went out we would see something different. We were lucky enough to see the elephants each game drive we went on (I am not sure if that’s usual). We never tired of watching them or the other animals as they were always doing something different. Stopping to enjoy the sunset, views and smell of the bush were a wonderful way to end the day.
We chose Thula Thula for a few different reasons. ①My daughter & I had read and loved ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ (about the Thula Thula elephants) and wanted to see the amazing herd, their home and the dedicated people who look after them. ②We loved the respect that Thula Thula owners had for the local people, animals and the environment. ③We only had 15 days in Africa & to experience different things we could easily do day trips arranged by Thula Thula (Wetland cruise, Indian Ocean beach, National Park, Zululand etc).
If you haven’t read the book before you visit you will still have an absolutely wonderful time. We had the most fabulous guides Musi, Shandu and Jenny. They made the drives, walks and chats so much fun. Four weeks later we still miss them. The food was lovely and day trips included a fabulous picnic lunch. All guests we met during our stay loved their time there and everyone was either a return visitor or planning a return trip. We definitely will be back!
- 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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- Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve And Safari Hotel Kwazulu-Natal