Coast Accommodation / Hluhluwe
Game & Safari Lodges
Thula Private Game Reserve - Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast - KwaZulu-Natal,
Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge / Tented Camp,
Thula private game reserve in Zululand, South Africa, is a unique safari
destination and a wildlife sanctuary where elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard
roam freely, only 2 hours from Durban and 45 min from Richards Bay.
accommodation at the 5 * Safari lodge, or the 4 * Luxury tented camp.
venue, wedding safari, gourmet cuisine, massage spa, visit of Zulu village,
Special packages on offer.
Private Game Reserve, Safari Lodge, Luxury Tented Camp and Conference Center,
Zulu name Thula Thula literally means peace and tranquility...
Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, takes pride
in tracing back it's origin to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka,
founder of the Zulu Empire.
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.
Thula is situated only 45 minutes from Richards Bay harbour and airport,
and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. There is a 700m airstrip on the
owned and operated, Thula Thula is administered to the highest ethical
standards, in keeping with modern conservation methods for the protection
and enhancement of it's indigenous and endangered species...
Anthony received the prestigious Earth Day Award at the United Nations
in March 2004 for his rescue of the animals at the Baghdad zoo. In September
2004, he was invited to become the first South African Member of the esteemed
"Explorers Club" of New York. Lawrence Anthony is the founder of the international
"Earth organisation" dedicated to environmental issues.
cuisine is our pride.
of the most delicate fare combined with exotic flavours and enhanced with
the finest South African wines make Thula Thula one of the most renowned
gourmet destinations in KwaZulu-Natal.
superb menus offer a great selection of seafood, venison and the best vegeterian
dishes.From our Seafood Bouillabaisse Creole to our famous Oxtail Bourguignon
with garlic crushed potato, our Three cheese and Pesto feuilleté
on tomato compote, the Venison terrine with Marula jelly and our renowned
fillet of Impala served on sweet potato cake with a redwine and bacon sauce,
the dining experience at Thula Thula is a moment to remember.
desserts include our legendary Nougat Glacé with strawberry sauce,
the Sublime dark chocolate with orange coulis and the unforgettable Cappuccino
ice cream with hot chocolate sauce or the Chantilly home made ice cream
with caramelized redberries....
the lighter side, exotic fruit and vegetable salad with Biltong and sweet
chilli dressing, chicken with lemon and honey served with curried fuit
and vegetable, grilled calamari peri peri on olive polenta, chicken and
mango on pumpkin cake with chocolate and chilli sauce...and the selection
of sorbet granité made with fresh mango, pineapple, redberries,
banana, kiwi and paw paw with granadilla pulp are just perfect to end a
Zulu dinner and venison braai (barbecue) around the fire in the Bom include
a vast selection of delicious traditional Zulu dishes cooked on the fire
in cast iron pots, accompanied with slow roasted leg of venison served
with red wine sauce and marinated whole fillet cooked on the barbecue with
a choice of vegetable cooked in the fire. Followed by our sublime dessert
Elephant Safari Lodge
bush experience and absolute luxury
exotic cocktails at the "Marula Bar" or just relax in the lounges in the
thatched lapa while viewing game at the waterhole...
"Elephant Safari Lodge" offers 8 luxurious air conditioned chalets elegantly
decorated in ethnic and colonial style, each with a private verandah.
the Suite Royale, our executive Suite with King size four poster bed, with
generous bathroom, lounge and verandah with view over the waterhole.
Suite Imperiale, for a journey into the past, exclusively decorated to
celebrate nature, offering the very best in elegance, privacy and luxury,
where elephant and antelope wander peacefully a few meters away from your
spacious viewing deck overlooking the African bush. The Suite Imperiale
has got 2 double four posted beds for absolute comfort and space, a lounge
suite and a beautiful large bathroom with bath and shower.
lit dinners with the finest cuisine are served either in the dining room,
around the pool, on the verandah, or in the Boma around the fire under
the African sky.
Elephant Safari Lodge is one of the most renowned gourmet destinations
of Kwazulu natal.
atmosphere, stylish décor, exclusive and personalized service make
Thula Thula Elephant Safari Lodge a five star bush experience.
||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, mosquito nets, fans
and luxurious en suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outside shower
in the luxury double tents.
|The 2 family tents offer
space, luxury and comfort for parents and children and the generous ensuite
bathroom has Victorian bath and open inside shower.
View wildlife while sipping
a cocktail from the swimming pool bar or relax in your hammock overlooking
the Enseleni river.
A buffet lunch is served
around the outside thatched bar or by the swimming pool. Dine under
the stars in the boma for a traditional South African braai (barbecue)
or a pojkie (meat stew with vegetables cooked on the fire in a cast iron
pot) where you will share stories of the day's game viewing or the legends
of the bush with your hosts, our dedicated rangers and trackers.
Accommodation: 8 luxury
6 standard luxury tents
2 3/4 beds, ensuite bathroom
with Victorian bath and outside shower, mosquito net, tea and coffee, fan,
2 family tents.:
2 3/4 beds for parents and
2 single beds, mosquito nets, teas and coffee, en suite bathroom with Victorian
bath and shower, fan.
All beds equipped with electric
Central living area with
bar, dining room, lounges, outside thatched bar, boma, swimming pool.
Children 2 to 12 pay 50%
of adult rate if sharing with parents or adults in the family tent or in
standard luxury tent.
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. Malaria free
Summer (October -
March). Hot days, warm nights. Temperatures 25 - 35 degrees centigrade.
Winter (April - August).
Dry season: generally warm days, cool nights.
Temperatures 10 - 25 degrees
A morning bush walk, an afternoon
Game drives and bush walks are
conducted on the Thula Thula private game reserve by our professional rangers
and trackers. Game viewing includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard,
giraffe, crocodile, hyena, wildebeest, kudu, nyala, zebra and many more,
including exceptional birdlife.
Optional extra's: Sangoma
expeditions in the rural Zulu Village, Game drives in Hluluwe/Umfolozi
Game Reserve, Whale watching (June to October), Therapeutic spa massages.
Thula is home to a diverse African wildlife population, including elephant,
buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile,
kudu, wildebeest and a spectacular variety of other indigenous species,
great and small.
is prolific with over 350 identified species, including raptors...
re-introduction of a family herd of elephant in August 1999 marks the historic
return of these great creatures to the area for the first time in 100 years.
Thula, the oldest private game reserve in Kwazulu Natal, and former hunting
ground of legendary Zulu King Shaka, boosts a unique diversity of landscapes,
from riverine bush, savanna and forest.
rangers will guide you on exciting safaris in open Landrovers through the
unique diversity of this ancestral land to encounter big game and superb
exclusive bush experience in absolute luxury...
available on request: