- Classic tented camp
- Thula Thula conservation
- Cuisine and wine list
- Family suites
- Swimming pool
- Lodge type Safari Lodge
- Location; Zululand
- Lodge size; 8 tented suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Thula Thula Tented Camp offers visitors an authentic and romantic safari camp that can rival any other not only in South Africa but Africa as a whole.
The family-owned Thula Thula Private Game Reserve was home to the late "The Elephant Whisperer" and conservationist extraordinaire Lawrence Anthony.
Tented Camp is highly recommended for those looking for a safari not only based on wildlife but also the conservation of wildlife.
Thula Thula, family owned and operated since 1999 offers visitors an exclusive safari experience in two superb lodges all within a 4500 ha and Malaria Free Game Reserve.
Thula Thula was also the home of late bestselling author and conservationist: Lawrence Anthony, who passed away on the 2nd of March 2012. His second book, The Elephant Whisperer relates the story of the rescue of the Thula Thula elephants and the special relationship he has created with the herd.
Thula Thula is run by his wife, Francoise Malby Anthony, who carries on the legacy of Lawrence with his conservation projects and running of the two lodges.
Wildlife including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile, kudu, wildebeest can be sighted. 370 species of bird including raptors have been recorded, a birders delight.
The reserve is 45 minutes from Richards Bay and less than 2 hours drive from Durban, there is a 700m airstrip on the property should you wish to fly-in.
Eight stunning luxuriously appointed tented suites all with private viewing decks, fans, mosquito nets and luxurious .en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower. Larger family suites with 4x beds is the option for families or those looking for more space.
Breakfasts and lunches are of a buffet style affair served by the swimming pool, outdoor thatched bar area or the indoor dining area.
Dinners are either in the boma area or indoor dining room with traditional South African options including braais and potkie kos.
- Dining room
- Air-conditioned lounge with TV/DSTV
- Outside thatched bar
- Swimming pool
When staying at Thula Thula Tented Camp, a game drive and a bush walk are included in one's stay.
Optional activities include the following;
- Champagne picnic lunch
- Gourmet French cuisine cooking classes
- Rural Zulu village excursion
- Game drives in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
- A round of golf
- Whale watching (June to October)
Children of all ages are welcome, the reserve is Malaria free.
A relaxing therapeutic massage is an option in the comfort of your own suite by professionally trained therapists.
Rates from R3 790.00 pp
- All meals
- Morning bush walk
- Afternoon game drive
- Tourism Levy
- Bar Expenses
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season