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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

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Accommodation Overview

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve is a luxury safari lodge situated 2 hours from North Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Includes game drives. From R3740.00 p/p
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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve is a luxury safari lodge situated 2 hours from North Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Includes game drives. From R3740.00 p/p

ACCOMMODATION OVERVIEW

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve (the Zulu name which translated means peace and tranquillity) is situated in the heart of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The luxury safari lodge is a mere 2 hours’ drive from North Coast KZN and 7 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, situated on a malaria free 4500 hectare wildlife reserve – home to a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, birds and many more.

Home to the renowned conservationist and author Lawrence Anthony (who passed away in 2012), famous for his novels of the rescued Thula Thula elephants and the very unique and special relationship he had with the herd. Thula Thula is now run by his wife, Francoise Anthony, who carries the legacy of Lawrence with the conservation projects and the running of the two lodges.

Accommodation comprises of the Elephant Safari Lodge and the Luxury Tented Camp – both offer a unique and different experience, along with stylish décor and superb cuisine. 

The Elephant Safari Lodge offers 5 star accommodation in luxurious and private chalets – each decorated in a colonial style with private verandas that overlook free roaming wildlife and a variety of birdlife. From your private veranda, you can observe superb birdlife and wildlife roaming free in the 4500 hectares conservancy. 

 

The Elephant Safari Lodge offers the Suite Royale, perfect for honeymooners and complete with a king size four poster bed, a separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath with bush view and twin basins, and a verandah that overlooks the watering hole. The Deluxe Rooms have queen size four poster beds with an en-suite bathroom with shower and a verandah with bushveld views.

The luxury rooms have 2 x ¾ four- poster beds and 1 of the chalets has a queen size four-poster bed.  The en-suite bathrooms have twin basins, bath and shower.  Each luxury chalet has a veranda over-looking the bush.  Additional single beds for children can be put into the luxury rooms on request.

The final room option at The Elephant Lodge is the Suite Imperiale offering the best in luxury with two Four poster double beds, a lounge and full viewing deck. 

 

Facilities at the Elephant Safari Lodge include the Marula Bar which overlooks the waterhole and a swimming pool adjacent to the bar, complete with sun-loungers, tables and hammocks. 

 

Cuisine is a favourite at Thula Thula and is a fusion of the most delicate fare combined with exotic flavours and enhanced with the finest South African wines. 

 

 

The Luxury Tented Camp is for those who wish to rediscover nature in great style  - where the peaceful essence of the African bush can be heard and felt. With only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, fans, mosquito nets and luxurious en-suite bathrooms (with Victorian bath and outside shower), exclusivity is assured!

The 2 Sleeper Luxury Tents is ideal for a romantic safari and set with 2 x ¾ beds, and a private verandah. The Family Luxury Tents are built in an old-colonial style complete with 2 x ¾ beds and 2 single beds. They too offer the same amenities as the 2 sleeper Safari Tents.

 

Facilities at the tented camp include a central living area with bar, dining room, lounges, outside thatched bar, boma and swimming pool (ideal for sipping sundowners whilst viewing wildlife) Children of all ages welcome.

 

Activities include a morning and an afternoon game drive conducted on the Thula Thula private game reserve by professional rangers. Optional extras include a Sangoma visit in the rural Zulu Village, Game drives in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, Whale watching (June to October), St Lucia cruises, Therapeutic spa massages, mountain biking and picnic champagne lunches in the bush. 

A buffet lunch is served around the outside thatched bar or by the swimming pool. Dine under the stars in the boma for a traditional South African braai where you will share stories of the day’s game viewing or the legends of the bush with your hosts. 

Thula Thula is dedicated to nature conservation and protection of wildlife in which they also offer a volunteers programme. 

 

Come experience an authentic African bush experience in the heart of Zululand at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve!

 

RATES AT THULA THULA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, EMPANGENI, KWA-ZULU NATAL

SPECIAL RATES (Valid until 15 March 2021) 

Minimum 2 night stay required 

Pay for 2 nights and stay for 3 

Pay for 3 nights and stay for 4

Elephant Safari Lodge 

R2 995.00 per person per night sharing (includes morning and afternoon game drives and all gourmet French cuisine) 

Luxury Tented Camp 

R2 700.00 per person per night sharing (includes morning and afternoon game drives, all meals, coffees and teas) 

 

 

STANDARD RATES AT THULA THULA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Elephant Safari Lodge (includes morning and afternoon game drives and all gourmet French cuisine) 

 

Deluxe Room

From R3740.00 per person per night sharing

 

Family Tent (max 4 guests) 

From R4 250.00 per person per night sharing

 

Luxury Safari Tent

From R4 250.00 per person per night sharing

 

Honeymoon Suite

From R4 680.00 per person per night sharing

 

Suite Imperial 

From R4 680.00 per person per night sharing

 

Luxury Safari Suites 

From R4 250.00 per person per night sharing

 

Luxury Tented Camp (includes morning and afternoon game drives, all meals, coffees and teas) 

From R3 740.00 per person per night sharing 

 

Children

1 – 11 years pay 50% of the sharing rate

12 years and older pay full rates

 

SERVICES AND FACILITIES 

Wheelchair accessible

Deck Area

Sun Loungers

Curio Shop

Bar 

Restaurant

Conference and Wedding facilities

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Children welcome

Rates exclude a 1.5% Conservation Levy in support of local communities

Pets not permitted 

No smoking indoors 

For young children who are not able to go on game drives - a babysitter can be arranged (in advance at an additional cost) 

 

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Game Drives, Restaurant, Spa
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Fans, Conference facilities, DSTV, Fire Place, Television, Wedding Facilities, Wellness/Spa, Wheelchair Friendly, Housekeeping, Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool, Braai facilities, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Chalet, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Game Reserve, Luxury, Tented, Conference Venue, Wellness Centre/Spa

Location

Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
D312 Buchanana Main Rd, Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3880

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