Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Lodge

Accommodation in Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

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At Thula Thula you will have an exclusive bush experience in absolute luxury, with only 7 thatched chalets decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance.  The Elephant Safari Lodge offers superb accommodation with as much privacy and comfort you could wish for; and the "Suite Royale", for those special occasions.

Candle lit dinners are served either in the dining room around the pool on the veranda, looking at wildlife coming to drink at the waterhole, or in the Boma under the stars. The 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 open thatched lapa while viewing game at the waterhole and magnificent bird life. The creation of a new gourmet menu specialising in venison and seafood dishes prepared by the Chef is a fusion of Mediterranean inspired cuisine combined with traditional African flavours.

Thula Thula is family owned / operated and is situated in Zululand, only 40 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport, 45 min from Umfolozi game reserve, Cengeni Gate, and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. A helipad and a 700m airstrip are on the property.

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. Bird life is prolific with over 350 identified species, including raptors.

Game drives are conducted in open landrovers by  professional rangers, and exciting bush walks are guided by  highly experienced trackers.

Room Description at :

There are 8 luxury thatched chalets decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance.
The Suite Royal - for the most tranquil and romantic safari indulgence.
The Suite Imperial - for ultimate luxury, space and comfort


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Luxury accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives per day, bush walk, champagne picnic lunch in the bush, teas & coffees through out the day & 14% VAT
Rates Exclude:
Curios, telephone calls, personal bar account, transfers, day excursions, tourism levy, gratuity


Extra information

Malaria: Thula Thula is situated in a malaria free area.

Children Children welcome 8 +
Children 8 to under 12 pay 50% of adult rate if sharing with parents or adults.
Children under 4 are not allowed on game drives. Baby sitting can be arranged.

Check in 12:00 and Check out 11:00

What to take: Walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, cameras, binoculars, light clothing and swimming costumes in summer and in winter warm clothing and jackets.

Climate: Summer (October - March) Rainy season: hot days, warm nights. Temperatures 25 - 40c
Winter (April - August) Dry Season: generally warm days, cold nights. Temperatures 10 - 25c

Thula Thula is situated: 45 minutes from Richards Bay Airport & Harbour.  45 minutes from Cengeni (southwest entrance of Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve).  45 minutes from Shakaland.  2 hours from Durban.