- Lawrence Anthony, the Elephant Whisperer
- Thula Thula conservation project
- Cuisine and wine list, a gourmet destination
- Family suites for family friendly safaris
- Swimming pool and pool bar
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 9 Tented Suites
- Recommended Stay: 2-5 nights
Experience The Thrill Of A Zululand Safari Adventure At Thula Thula Tented Camp
The Thula Thula Tented Camp, nestled in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, provides an intimate encounter with South Africa's incredible wildlife. With just nine tented suites, this camp prioritises exclusivity and personal attention. Each suite is furnished to evoke the spirit of the African landscape, offering luxurious, comfortable accommodations with a classic safari ambience.
The Thula Thula conservation project is a testament to the camp's commitment to the environment and wildlife. Visitors can witness the incredible work of the late Lawrence Anthony, the renowned "Elephant Whisperer," and explore his legacy within the reserve.
Tented Camp offers a visual feast of scenic landscapes, diverse safari activities, and a culinary delight. The exceptional cuisine is matched with an exclusive wine list that promises a unique South African dining experience.
Family suites ensure that all guests, including children, have a memorable stay.
A stay at Thula Thula Tented Camp, ranging from 2 to 5 nights, promises a unique and unforgettable safari experience, rich in wildlife sightings and underpinned by a passionate commitment to conservation.
The Thula Thula Private Game Reserve stands as a testament to the beauty and diversity of South Africa's and Zululand's wildlife. This authentically African game reserve, spread over 4500 hectares, offers an intimate encounter with some of the region's most majestic and elusive animals.
A visit to Thula Thula is not just about the thrill of spotting the "Big Five" – though that is certainly a highlight – it's about immersing yourself in an ecosystem rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.
The Thula Thula Private Game Reserve is a tribute to the late Lawrence Anthony, a renowned conservationist whose passion for preserving wildlife habitats is reflected in every aspect of Thula Thula. His endeavours have been carried forward by his wife, Francoise Malby Anthony. Under her stewardship, Thula Thula seamlessly blends luxury accommodation with sustainable practices, ensuring that your stay contributes to the ongoing conservation efforts.
Thula Thula is easily accessible, just a 45-minute drive from Richards Bay and under 2 hours from Durban. There is a 700m airstrip on the property for those who prefer to fly. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply someone seeking an unparalleled retreat into nature, Thula Thula Private Game Reserve promises an unforgettable Zululand safari experience.
Rooms And Suites
Experience an enchanted retreat with only nine beautifully adorned tented suites at Thula Thula Tented Camp. Each suite is a harmonious blend of comfort and elegance with private viewing decks for an unobstructed view of the wilderness.
The nine tented suites are spaciously designed, with sufficient ventilation provided by fans and protection offered by mosquito nets. Luxuriate in the en-suite bathroom, a tasteful combination of modern and Victorian design, including a classic Victorian bath and an exciting outdoor shower.
Larger suites with four beds are available for families or those desiring more space.
Each tented suite at Thula Thula is a sanctuary that provides an intimate, immersive, and authentic bush experience.
Cuisine And Wine
Every meal when staying at Thula Thula Tented Camp is a culinary adventure that offers a taste of South Africa's rich food heritage.
Buffet-style breakfasts and lunches are a delightful medley of delectable flavours, perfectly complemented by the rustic charm of the poolside, thatched bar or indoor dining areas. The camp transforms into a warm and intimate dining haven as evening falls. The boma area becomes the heart of the camp, with a roaring fire and soft lighting creating a magical atmosphere. Here, guests are treated to traditional South African favourites, including mouth-watering braais and the heartwarming potjiekos, a slow-cooked stew that brims with the flavours of the wild.
The wine selection is equally impressive, featuring a well-curated variety of South African wines. From robust reds to crisp and refreshing whites, our wines are carefully chosen to enhance the flavours of your meal. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious novice, our knowledgeable staff are always at hand to guide you through our wine list, ensuring a perfectly paired dining experience at every meal.
The indoor dining room provides a delightful culinary experience, with meals prepared using the freshest local ingredients. The cosy bar offers a wide array of beverages, perfect for winding down after a day of game viewing.
For those who wish to enjoy some downtime indoors, an air-conditioned lounge with a small reference library offers a TV for those critical sporting and news events.
The boma area (outdoor dining area), a traditional outdoor enclosure, serves as a wonderful spot for social gatherings, complete with a fire pit for those chilly nights.
Lastly, the Thula Thula Tented Camp swimming pool offers a refreshing dip in between safaris, serving as an oasis in the heart of the African wilderness.
The safari activities offered at Thula Thula Tented Camp are thrilling and offer a unique chance to immerse oneself in the raw beauty and diversity of Africa's wildlife.
Your stay includes game drives and bush walks, offering breathtaking encounters with abundant wildlife while guided by highly knowledgeable and experienced safari guides and trackers.
To elevate your experience further, you may opt for the champagne picnic lunch (a must-do optional activity), set amidst the wild but serene environment, providing a gastronomical delight in an extraordinary setting.
For the culinary enthusiasts, gourmet French cuisine cooking classes, where you can learn, cook, and later indulge in sumptuous dishes. The rural Zulu village excursion will offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Zulu community.
You can also embark on additional game drives in the nearby Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, known for its diverse fauna.
For our guests seeking a relaxing diversion, a round of golf at a nearby course from June to October, you can partake in the spellbinding experience of whale watching.
These safari activities are designed to offer an unparalleled safari experience filled with excitement, discovery, and relaxation.
Thula Thula Tented Camp offers a myriad of exciting, family-friendly activities that ensure a memorable family holiday. Their child-friendly approach includes educational bush walks and wildlife tracking experiences, providing hands-on learning about the reserve's rich biodiversity.
Children are given the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form, sparking their curiosity and fostering a deep appreciation for wildlife and conservation.
With the understanding of the importance of family time, the Thula Thula Tented Camp team is dedicated to creating an environment where families can enjoy quality time together, immersed in the heart of the African wilderness.
Spa And Wellness
Thula Thula Tented Camp offer guests, should they desire, a variety of therapeutic massage option tailored to help relax, rejuvenate, and replenish.
Professionally trained therapists are equipped to deliver a host of treatments right in the comfort of your suite. You can choose traditional Swedish massages, deep-tissue treatments for muscle tension relief, or aromatherapy massages for a holistic wellness experience.
Each massage session is customised to your preferences and needs, ensuring a personalised wellness journey amidst the serene beauty of the Thula Thula landscape.
Thula Thula Tented Camp is more than just a place to rest amidst your African adventures. It's a destination in its own right, offering an authentic wildlife experience, luxurious comfort, and unparalleled service.
Everything at Thula Thula is designed for your enjoyment, From carefully crafted cuisine and wine pairings to the diverse range of engaging safari activities. For families or those seeking rejuvenation, the camp offers a plethora of activities and wellness options to ensure an enriching and memorable stay.
Come and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey where the wild beauty of Africa intertwines seamlessly with the warm luxury of Thula Thula Tented Camp. It truly is a sanctuary where the heart of the African wilderness beats.
Rates from R5 150.00 per person
- Thula Thula Tented Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Morning bush walk
- Afternoon game drive
- Tourism Levy
- Bar Expenses