Thula Thula Safari Lodge
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - Classic 4
The Zulu name Thula Thula literally means peace and tranquility...
Thula 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.
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.
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 property.
Family 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...
Thula 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.
The "Elephant Safari Lodge" offers 8 luxurious air conditioned chalets elegantly decorated in ethnic and colonial style, each with a private veranda.
And the Suite Royale, our executive Suite with King size four poster bed, with generous bathroom, lounge and verandah with view over the waterhole.
The 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.
Candle 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.
The Elephant Safari Lodge is one of the most renowned gourmet destinations of Kwazulu natal. See below for Gourmet Safari cooking classes.
Unique atmosphere, stylish décor, exclusive and personalized service make Thula Thula Elephant Safari Lodge a five star bush experience.
Accommodation, with only 8 luxury thatched chalets decorated in flavours of ethnic and colonial elegance. The Suite Royale - for the most tranquil and romantic safari indulgence. The Suite Imperiale - for ultimate luxury, space and comfort
Central living area, Boma, viewing deck, Wine cellar, curio shop, Swimming pool, The Marula Bar, conference center, private lounge with bar and library
Open vehicle game drives, bush walks.
- Sangoma encounter in the rural Zulu Village,
- Excursion to Hluluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
- Whale watching (June to October),
- Ste Lucia boat cruise
- Therapeutic massages,
- Mountain biking,
- Picnic champagne lunch in the bush.