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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

Thula Thula is home to a diverse African wildlife population, including elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile, kudu, wildebeest and a spectacular variety of other indigenous species, great and small. The re-introduction of a family herd of elephant in August 1999 marks the historic return of these great creatures to the area for the first time in 100 years. Game walks are guided by experienced trackers. Game drives are conducted in open
land rovers by our professional rangers

The Elephant Safari Lodge
With only 7 luxury thatched chalets, decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance, and all en-suite with deliciously designed bathrooms, the "Elephant Safari Lodge" is a haven for the discerning traveler. Thula Thula offers superb cuisine with as much privacy and comfort you could wish for.For special occasions including honeymoons or anniversaries, the 'Suite Royale' is a must.

Luxury Tented Camp
Exclusivity is assured with only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, mosquito nets, fans and luxurious en suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower in the luxury double tents.
The 2 family tents offer space, luxury and comfort for parents and children and the generous ensuite bathroom has Victorian bath and open inside shower. View wildlife while sipping a cocktail from the swimming pool bar or relax in your hammock overlooking the Enseleni river.

Candle lit dinners are served either in the dining room, around the pool, on the veranda, or in the Boma for a traditional bush barbecue under the African sky.

A walk-in wine cellar offers a great selection of superior Nederburg auction wines. Enjoy exotic cocktails at the "Marula Bar" or just relax in the lounge in the thatched lapa while viewing game at the waterhole.

Thula Thula is only a 2 hour drive from Durban, and less than 30 minutes from Richards Bay Harbour & Airport.

Local Attractions
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village, Anglo-Zulu Battlefields, St Lucia and more.

Check in: 13h00
Check out: 11h00

World Luxury Hotel Awards - Finalist 2008

Closest Airport(s)
Thula Thula is situated only 45 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport,
and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. There is a 700m airstrip on the property.