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About Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

About Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

Only 2 hours North from Durban, and 45 minutes from Richards Bay, in a malaria free area,Thula Thula, the oldest private game reserve in Kwazulu Natal, once part of the private hunting grounds of legendary Zulu King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire, is today home to the Big 4 with buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hyenas, crocodile, nyala, kudu, wildebeest, zebra and many more, as well as 370 species of birds ,including raptors . Exclusive bush experience and absolute luxury, with only 8 thatched chalets decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance,

 Sleeps 36
Type: Safari
Check-in: 12:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 15 reviews

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Terms and Conditions for Bookings.

All rates are subject to change without notice. All rates are per person per night and include 14% VAT.

Booking Procedure:
Reservations all require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final confirmation of booking is only made on receipt of above-mentioned payment.

Full payment 14 days prior to arrival. Should deposit not be received as requested, the lodge reserves the right to cancel the booking.

Guest Reviews

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geert smit
May 2017
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Food, lodging, drives were all OK. Good value for our money. Just one remark: we were a group of six (elderly couple, children and grandchildren, celebrating the x th anniversary of ...), when we joined for dinner we discovered that our group was split because there was free seating for everyone at one table. Thula Thula should not let this happen. They should make... Read more
ken williams, south africa
January 2012
My wife and I had two days at Thula Thula, they were truly remarkable. Everything was wonderful and the staff were tremendous, especially our guide Siswe. Thanks to all for a memorable visit!
elmari rautenbach, south africa
September 2010
What a wonderful experience, we were a group of 11 and nothing was too much to change for us. The food was superb and the friendliness of the staff was wonderful. You were all were great, keep up the good work.
paola guadarrama, canada
June 2010
Me and my parents loved staying in Thula Thula! The staff are so nice and always available for you whatever you need. The game ride was cold but rewarding and the animals are just beautiful. All the information given by the guides is so interesting. The rooms are beautiful, clean and in general the place is amazing. What can I say about the food? It is delicious, a truly culinary experience. I... Read more
nora tomori, hungary
October 2008
Very kind members of staff, beautiful place.Pool was not cleaned of leaves.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Vitality Collection
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge location

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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge is 0.5km from the centre of Empangeni , the nearest airport 73.4km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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