Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, Safari - Hotel / Lodge, Accommodation in Empangeni, Kwazulu Natal

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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, Safari - Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Empangeni Kwazulu Natal

General Description     

Only 2 hours north of Durban, in Kwazulu Natal, Thula Thula, the oldest private game reserve in Zululand, is a wildlife sanctuary and home to elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and superb birdlife.

Experienced rangers will guide you on exciting safaris in open Landrovers 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.

THE LUXURY SAFARI LODGE *****

Exclusive bush experience and absolute luxury, with only 8 airconditioned 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.
Stylish décor and superb cuisine in the unique atmosphere of the Elephant Safari Lodge make Thula Thula one of the most renowned gourmet destinations of Kwazulu Natal.
Enjoy exotic cocktails at the "Marula Bar" or just relax in the lounge in the open thatched lapa while viewing game at the waterhole and magnificent birdlife.
Rates are fully inclusive of 3 gourmet meals, 2 game drives, a bush walk and luxury accommodation.
Children + 8 welcome

THE THULA THULA 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.
Dine under the stars in the boma for a traditional South African braai (barbecue) or “potjie” where you will share stories of the day’s game viewing with our dedicated rangers and trackers.
Rates are all inclusive of a bush walk and a game drive, brunch, high tea and dinner. Drinks not included.Children welcome from 2 to 12 years old and pay 50% off the adult rate. Malaria free.


THULA THULA CONFERENCE CENTER

Thula Thula new conference center, and its private elegantly decorated boardroom or breakaway room with bar , lounge, library and TV can welcome up to 32 delegates.
Fully aircondtioned and situated at the Safari Lodge with great bush views.

GREAT SPECIAL PACKAGES ON OFFER AND YOU CAN VIEW THEM ON OUR VERY INFORMATIVE WEBSITE www.thulathula.com, OR ENQUIRE ON 035 7928322, OR EMAIL thula@netactive.co.za



 

Attractions / Things to do

Extra activities include a massage therapy, or a 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, the visit of Umfolosi-Hluhluwe Game Reserve or a cruise on the St Lucia Estuary to view hippos and crocodiles.

DAY VISITORS ARE WELCOME FOR GAME DRIVE AND LUNCH . Please Enquire for tariffs.
 
Services / Facilities
All rates are fully inclusive of all meals, walking safaris and game drives guided with our professional rangers in open Land Rover. 
Rates
These rates includes the following:
1 bush walk daily
1 game drive daily for tented camp and 2 daily for lodge.
All meals (tented camp is south African cuisine, the lodge is Afro/french cuisine)

Deluxe Suite: x 2 units
Each suite has a double bed in each.

01 October 2010 – 31 March 2010 = R 1900.00 pp pn sharing

01 April 2011 - 30 September 2011 = R 1800.00 Per person sharing per night

Luxury Safari Suite: x 4 units
Each unit contains 2 x 3/4 beds in each

01 Oct 2010 - 31 March 2011 = R 2200.00 pp sharing per night

01 April 2011 – 30 September 2011 = R 2000 pp pn sharing

Suite Royale: x 1 unit. Has 1 x queen size bed

01 Oct 2010 - 31 March 2011 = R 2550 pp sharing per night

01 April 2011 – 30 September 2011 = R 2400 pp pn sharing


Suite Impériale : x 1 unit which has 2 x Queen beds

01 Oct 2010 - 31 March 2011 = R 2750.00 pp pn sharing
01 April 2011 – 30 September 2011 = R 2500 pp pn sharing

LUXURY TENTED CAMP
Luxury tent x 6 units
Each unit has 2 x 3/4 beds:

01 Oct 2010 - 31 March 2011 = R 1500.00 pp pn sharing

01 April 2011 – 30 September 2011 = R 1500 pp pn sharing

Family tent x 2 units
Each unit has 2 x 3/4 beds as well as 2 x single beds

01 Oct 2010 - 31 March 2011 = R 1700 pp sharing per night – child R850 – 3rd adult R 1500

01 April 2011– 30 September 2011 = R 1700 pp pn sharing – child R 850 – 3rd adult R 1500


SPECIAL PACKAGES AND RATES :

1 ) STAY LONGER AND PAY LESS !
- WE OFFER SPECIAL RATES FOR 3, 4 AND 5 NIGHTS STAY( UP TO 20% DISCOUNT) AT THE SAFARI LODGE AND THE LUXURY TENTED CAMP

.2 ) THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS ! SPECIAL SUMMER PACKAGE : COMBINE YOUR STAY AT THE SAFARI LODGE AND THE LUXURY TENTED CAMP FOR 2, 3 OR 4 NIGHTS AT A SPECIAL RATE.

FOR MORE SPECIAL PACKAGES.....

Visit www.thulathula.com for more information or e mail thula@netactive.co.za
Telephone : 035 7928322


 
Directions
DIRECTIONS TO THULA THULA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE AND SAFARI LODGE – ZULULAND -



FROM JOHANNESBURG ( 5 to 7 hours)

Take the N2 out of Johannesburg towards Kwazulu Natal through Mpumalanga. Drive past Ermelo, Piet Ritief and Pongola. At the Richards Bay/Empangeni turn-off, take the R34 to Empangeni. Drive through Empangeni following the direction of Nkwalini/Melmoth, then turn right towards Heatonville. Follow the road for about 10 km crossing 3 railway tracks. After the 3rd track, at the T-junction turn left onto a dirt road, follow the road upward for about 8 km, and turn right for 2 km to Thula Thula and arrive at the gate. NB. From the Heatonville turnoff the road is signposted.

OR

Take the N2 out of Johannesburg towards Mpumalanga. Drive past Ermelo and Piet Ritief; take a turnoff to the R33 towards Paulpietersburg/Vryheid. At Vryheid, take the R34 to Babanango/Melmoth. Drive past Melmoth, when you get to Nkwalini, turn left to Empangeni (R34), drive for 36 km and take a second turnoff left to Heatonville and follow directions as above. NB. From the Heatonville turnoff the road is signposted.


FROM DURBAN (2 Hours)

Take the N2 North bound to Empangeni. At the Empangeni turn off take the R34 to Empangeni. Drive through Empangeni following the direction of Nkwalini/Melmoth. Take a right turn towards Heatonville, cross 3 train tracks. After the 3rd track at the T-junction turn left onto a dirt road follow the road upward for about 8 km, then turn right for about 2 km and arrive at the gate.
NB. From the Heatonville turnoff the road is signposted.



FROM THE DRAKENSBERG AREA (4 – 6 Hours)

Drive back to the N3; follow the N3 towards Durban, past Howick/Pietermaritzburg. Drive past the Pavilion Shopping Complex. Take the N2 North and follow directions as Durban above.
NB: From the Heatonville turnoff, the road is signposted.

The gate of the game reserve closes at 5pm.
Should you wish to arrive later than 5pm, please call our offices on
035 7928322 or 082 2599732.
 

Physical Address
Past Heatonville
Empangeni
KwaZulu Natal
3881

    Tel

035 792 8322

     Email

thula@netactive.co.za

    Fax

0866478357

   Web

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, Safari

    Cell

082 2599732    

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