Location: Kwa Zulu Natal
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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, means “peace and tranquility”. This Zulu land is rich with culture and heritage, and was once the ancient hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire. Now an exclusive bush experience, Thula Thula is a 4500 ha of conservation focused private game reserve, just two hours from Durban.

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Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

Family owned and operated, Thula Thula guests will enjoy only the highest level of service and ethical standards. The reserce is conservation focused, with the aim to protect and enhance indigenous and endangered species, making Thula Thula a truly authentic African bushveld experience.

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve Accommodation

Whether you stay in the luxurious Elephant Safari Lodge, or Thula Thula tented camp, Thula Thula Game Reserve truly is a place of peace, where you will be surrounded by the tranquility of the African savannah.

The Elephant Safari Lodge is beautifully appointed and equipped with 8 luxurious suites, furnished in tasteful colonial elegance. Each suite boasts a private veranda, and the suite royale enjoys a direct view over the waterhole. A 5 star bush experience, you can enjoy gourmet, candle-lit dinners that are served in the dining room, around the pool, or on the veranda.

Rediscover nature at the Thula Thula luxury tented camp, an authentic bush experience where will you will stay in luxurious comfort, as close to the wilderness as you can get. Eight luxury double tents are each equipped with private viewing decks, mosquito nets, fans, and a beautiful ensuite bathroom, with a Victorian bath and outside shower. Sip exotic cocktails at the “Marula Bar”, and relax in the lounges, or around the pool.

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve Double Tent

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve pool

Thula Private Game Reserve Activities:

  • Open vehicle game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Sangoma encounter in the rural Zulu Village
  • Excursion to Hluluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Whale watching (June to October)
  • St Lucia boat cruise
  • Therapeutic massages
  • Picnic champagne lunch in the bush


If you are travelling via Cape Town, Greatest Africa also offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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