Thula Thula – private game reserve

With its unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula private game reserve offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the Elephant Safari Lodge, renowned gourmet destination, and the Luxury Tented Camp, offering an authentic African bush experience in the heart of Zululand. Both offering a very unique and different experience.

“To say our trip to Thula Thula exceeded expectations doesn’t seem to be enough. We enjoyed three days at this amazing reserve. We stayed at both the tented camp and the lodge. Each had their own special characteristics and would do both of them again. 

And thank you, Francoise, for spending such special time with us. We can’t wait to read your new book, An Elephant in My Kitchen!”  Kim Bruna from Chicago

ACCOMMODATION

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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.

” Our Family visit to Thula Thula was the High Light of our Safari visits. The Game drives were far and above our expectations! The closeness of the Elephants breathtaking, the knowledge of our game ranger and tracker was amazing.

Ian and I (both in out 88th year) Thank you one and All and Hope we may have the chance to revisit Your Magical part of the World again” Sincerely – Shirley Jamieson and Family

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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.

“Best honeymoon ever! My husband and I just spent 6 nights at the tented camp for our honeymoon. It was spectacular. Not only did we see so many animals, but because of the close relationship the staff have with the elephants, we were able to get a much more intimate look at the elephants than we would have at another park. 

 Highly recommend this experience!” TK Ryan

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PACKAGES

Our varied range of fully inclusive packages, cater for everyone! Our beautiful, luxury accommodation at the Elephant Safari Lodge and stunning fully equipped bush tent, includes transfers, game activities, all meals and more!

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THULA THULA EN FRANCAIS

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Thula Thula est une reserve animaliere de 4500 ha dédié à la conservation, la protection et la survie des espèces en péril. Situé dans le Zululand, seulement 2 heures de Durban et une heure de Richards Bay, Thula Thula est une destination de safari de luxe où les rangers partageront leurs connaissances de la brousse lors de safaris passionnants tandis que vous observez, rhino, hippo, éléphant, léopard, buffle et beaucoup plus, y compris plus de 350 espèces d’oiseaux.  Thula Thula est également la ou reside notre  troupeau d’éléphants, rendu célèbre dans le livre Best-seller « The Elephant Whisperer » ( L’homme qui murmurait a l’oreille des elephants). Avec son atmosphère unique, un décor élégant et une superbe cuisine, Thula Thula vous propose un choix d’hébergement exclusif entre l’ELEPHANT SAFARI LODGE, destination gastronomique renommée et le CAMP DE TENTES, offrant une expérience de brousse africaine authentique dans une ambiance décontractée où les enfants sont bienvenus. Nous proposons des activites, en plus des safaris inclus dans le sejour tout compris, tels que visite du village Zoulou, dejeuner au Champagne dans la brousse, ou visite du centre de rehabilitation d’animaux. Sejours tout compris de 6 et 8 nuits, avec transfers et excursions.

“Avec mon épouse, nous avons passé 2 semaines à Thula-Thula et nous en gardons un excellent souvenir. En recherche d’authenticité, nous avons préféré les tentes nous ne l’avons pas regretté. Entendre les animaux la nuit et se réveiller le matin avec des antilopes près des ouvertures est quelque chose de passionnant. Ce fut un voyage inoubliable, nous n’étions qu’une dizaine de vacanciers, loin des grands centres où il y a trop de touristes, et avons pu ainsi profiter au maximum.”  Simon  Cussonnet

” Bonjour Françoise, nous étions à Thula Thula au mois de mars et avons emporté en Suisse un souvenir sublime. Soyez assurée que nous allons revenir avec notre famille, en plus ayant lu le livre “the éléphant-whisperer”. Malheureusement pas avant notre visite. Avec impatience nous attendons votre “the elephant in the kitchen”au mois de Juin.”   Edith and Fritz Sigg

Pour information ou reservation contactez Francoise : francoise@thulathula.com

SEJOUR SAFARI 8 NUITS/ 9 JOURS TOUT COMPRIS
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We need your help to get Thabo a girlfriend….

rhino face offThabo our rescued orphan rhino is turning 11 years this year. Since he is in his breeding prime we need to find him a girlfriend! 
Thabo is just not mating with Ntombi our female rhino as they were brought up together, and since 2009 are enjoying a “brother-sister-relationship” Help our Rhino for future generations!
We need your financial help and support to purchase two female rhinos.
To learn more about our fundraiser read here!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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CONFERENCES

The fully air-conditioned conference room is private with great bush views, seats 32 delegates cinema style (approx 6m x 12m) and has a separate air-conditioned breakaway lounge with bar, library and TV / DVD.

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WEDDINGS

Thula Thula, the oldest Private Game Reserve in Zululand, is filled with Adventure, Zulu History, Style and gourmet cuisine. The unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb service will make your wedding and honeymoon at Thula Thula memorable.

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ACTIVITIES

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SAFARIS

Thula Thula game reserve is 4500ha and is home to a diverse African wildlife population.

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GAME DRIVES

Experienced rangers will guide you on exciting safaris in open Landrovers through our unique diversity.

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BOMA DINNER

Our Zulu dinner and venison braai around the fire in the Boma under the stars.

Thank you for keeping the soul of this planet alive through your passion. We need more people like you! Expidicao Schurmann, Brazil

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CHAMPAGNE PICNIC

Our rangers will take you to a remote part of the game reserve for Champagne, gourmet picnic lunch in the tranquillity of the bush at Thula Thula Game Reserve.

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COOKING CLASSES

During these cooking classes a few of these precious secrets will be shared.

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MASSAGE

Our professionally trained therapists will soothe you with relaxing therapeutic massage in the comfort of your abode.

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ZULU VILLAGE VISIT

This is an authentic tour of a traditional village & introduction to their cultural lifestyle. This excursion includes a mystical encounter with a Traditional Healer known as a Sangoma.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Outside the gates of Thula Thula, experience the beauty and surrounding areas of the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, affectionately known by the locals as the ‘dolphin coast’. A discovery of African life, magnificent birdlife, hippo & croc at sunsets and picnic with the Big 5! Be immersed in the rich experiences of intriguing Zulu customs, tribal dancing, spear making and Zulu beer drinking. Why not visit the Anglo-Zulu War memorials and hear stories of courage, self-sacrifice, bloodshed & tragedy?

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This has been a wonderful experience. We have learned so much. We came here because we learned to love Nana, Frankie and their herd through the books, and now we feel we are part of the herd. Thank you for everything. Especially your warmth and good humour. The Norwegian 8