Thula Thula, family owned and operated, is situated in the heart
of Zululand, 40 minutes from Richards Bay, 45 minutes from
Umfolosi Game Reserve and less than 2 hours drive from Durban.
This 1500 ha, soon 4500 ha, malaria free game reserve was
established in 1911 and has been operational as Thula Thula for
the last 12 years. It is home to a wide variety of game as
elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, giraffe and many more as well
as birds, reptiles and insects.
Thula Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife
heritage takes pride in tracing back its origin to the private
hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire. The
first historic meeting between Shaka and his father (Senzangakhona),
which set the stage for the creation of the Zulu nation, took
place at the Nseleni River at Thula Thula. The Zulu name Thula
Thula literally means peace and tranquillity.
Thula Thula is also the home of bestselling author Lawrence
Anthony. His second book, The Elephant Whisperer
relates the story of the rescue of the Thula Thula elephant, and
the special relationship he has created with the herd.
will guide you on exciting safaris in open Land rovers through
the unique diversity of this ancestral land to encounter
elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hyena, crocodile,
zebra, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and a spectacular variety of
other indigenous species, great and small. Birdlife is prolific
with over 350 identified species, including raptors.
With its Unique
atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers
you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the 5 star
Elephant safari lodge, renowned gourmet destination, and the 4
star Luxury tented camp, offering an authentic African bush
experience in the heart of Zululand.
Both offer a very unique and different experience.
LUXURY SAFARI LODGE ****
Exclusive bush experience and
absolute luxury, with only 8 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, our
honeymoon suite, or the Suite Imperiale, 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 the waterhole, or in the Boma around a fire under the stars.
LUXURY TENTED CAMP ****
Rediscover Nature in great style
and true to the African safari camp of a past era at the Thula
Thula luxury tented camp, where the peaceful essence of the
African bush can be heard and felt. Exclusivity is assured with
only 8 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks, fans,
mosquito nets and luxurious en suite bathroom with Victorian
bath and outside shower. View wildlife while sipping a cocktail
from the swimming pool bar or relax in your hammock overlooking
the Enseleni river.
Visit to the
local rural Zulu village, authentic experience with an
encounter with the Inyanga, the Zulu “Doctor” who will
display for you the traditional Zulu medicine
Umfolosi-Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Cruise on the
St Lucia Estuary to view hippos and crocodiles.
retreat or yoga classes
GREAT SPECIAL PACKAGES ON OFFER
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