Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

NOT JUST A DESTINATION… A MAGICAL WORLD OF ITS OWN IN THE HEART OF ZULULAND FOR ANIMAL AND NATURE LOVERS!

Thula Thula, which literally means peace and tranquillity in Zulu, is the oldest private wildlife reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. This former hunting ground of legendary Zulu King Shaka boasts a unique diversity of landscapes, from riverine bush, savanna and forest. Thula Thula private game Reserve is a 4500 ha (soon to be 5500ha) Wildlife Sanctuary dedicated to the conservation, protection and survival of endangered species. Situated in Zululand, only 2 hours from Durban, and one hour from Richards Bay, Thula Thula is a luxury safari destination where our experienced game rangers will share their incredible knowledge of the bush during exciting game drives while you observe elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, hyena, leopard and so much more, including over 350 bird species.

Thula Thula was also home of the late bestselling author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who passed away on March 2012. His second book, the international best seller THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER (2009) relates the story of the rescue of a herd of seven elephants, and the special relationship he created with the herd. His widow, Francoise Malby Anthony, carries on his conservation projects and the running of the two lodges. Her two books, AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN (2018) and THE ELEPHANTS OF THULA THULA (2022) both inspirational and compelling reads, tell the story of Thula Thula since its humble beginnings in 1998. A roller coaster of emotions with the joys and challenges of a life dedicated to conservation which place the readers in the middle of the action.

Thula Thula offers exclusive accommodation with the stylish ELEPHANT SAFARI LODGE, renowned gourmet destination, and the LUXURY TENTED CAMP, for an authentic African bush experience in a relaxed atmosphere where children are welcome.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar / Lounge
  • WIFI
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Conference Facilities
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