BY Nikki Bolton

Thula Thula private Game Reserve is a 4500 ha 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 game rangers will share their incredible knowledge of the bush during exciting game drives while you observe elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and much more, including over 350 bird species.

Thula Thula is also the home of our matriarch Nana and the special herd of elephants made famous in the best selling book " The Elephant Whisperer".

With its unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the stylish ELEPHANT SAFARI LODGE, renowned gourmet destination, and the LUXURY TENTED CAMP, offering an authentic African bush experience in a relaxed atmosphere where children are welcome.

Thula Thula CONFERENCE CENTER,with its elegantly decorated boardroom and lounge can welcome up to 32 delegates.

Extra activities include massage therapy, visit to an authentic Zulu village, champagne picnic in the bush. Day visitors welcome for game drive and lunch.

Fully inclusive Safari packages, special last minute bookings and senior citizen rates.
For more information please visit
Email or call 082 259 9732


"Education is key to conservation...
Our conservation mission with rhinos and elephants,

our wildlife rehabilitation centre for rhinos and elephants,

our priority being the protection, safety and survival of our endangered species."

 July 23, 2017
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