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Thendele Hutted camp

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Thendele is a comfortable camp with beautiful views. The chalets have everything you need so just food and clothes required. The baboons can be a menace but keep everything closed. The walks are beautiful. We will go back....

Thank Hayley I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

First off, staying here is all about the natural surroundings, which anywhere in the world would struggle to beat. The lodgings are perfectly acceptable self-catering facilities. The decor is perhaps a little run down, and a few more amenities in the kitchen would have been nice (salt, pepper, more pots and pans), but you really will spend most of your...

1Thank soh220
Schiedam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the camp. First of all, the staff have an issue with their own booklet. It states when you want your towels changed put them on the bathroom floor. Which we did, but they put them back up. We noticed this because I cut myself shaving and saw the blood again. And the floors are dirty...

Thank Ewald56
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stayed in cottage 5 for two nights while walking in Drakensberg. Stayed in two bedroom cottage with bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Notices warned that all food should be kept away from baboons and doors kept locked - when we got up in the morning a baboon was walking past our front door only a few feet away

1Thank cannytraveller2008
Essen, Germany
Reviewed 3 September 2016

It was so impressive. We arrived in the dark and had a wounderful surprise when we looked out of the window the next morning. We had a spacious holiday cottage without fancy stuff, but with a unique view! And the cottages are arranged in a way that everyone has a free, direct view on the mountains.

1Thank weihnachtsgrillen
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Much as I love Thendele, our unit was overun by ants.. We had to place EVERYTHING edible in the microwave, or the oven, to keep them away. Our cleaner Simon was amazing though. He tried his best and brought us some spray. We did advise reception, but there was nothing they could do over the long weekend. Hopefully the next...

1Thank Maria K
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Simple but comfortable self catering cottages is what you can expect in Thendele. The cottages are clean and well maintained with a well equipped kitchenette. We stayed in the lower camp and loved our views of the amphitheatre and surrounding mountains. Very peaceful and the star gazing was a real treat. If you love to hike or trail walk, this...

1Thank AmyandMarkB
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The setting is what it's all about here and lovely walks for the whole family. Hard to beat for its natural appeal and as mountainous as SA accommodation gets. Wonderful views from the chalets. We stayed in the lower camp 4 bed and it is a bit dated, but adequate and while kitchen is cramped, the lounge is ok and...

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
White River, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We first went to Thendele 50 years ago as young kids. It has always been my favourite part of the Drakensberg and this last visit was no different. The camp has grown somewhat since we were last there and although some of the units have been modernised, the chalets seem a little tired and need some upgrading. Having said that,...

1Thank Cascha
Cape Town
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous setting. We (3 generations) stayed in the 3 bed lodge which is the premium accommodation. Amazing setup and unique design. Complete privacy can't see or be seen by anyone but the mountains. Loved all the walks. The lodge is dated and lots of little issues. It needs a good cleanup and paint esp the bathrooms. Lights all dim and...

Thank Peter H

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Address: Royal Natal National Park, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Number of rooms: 132
Also Known As:
Thendele Hutted Camp Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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“choose upper camp-views are much better”
harounm292, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any unit. They all have great views.”
gkwright, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the chalets in the Upper Camp are better than the Lower Camp.”
aidandaniel, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have an amazing view of the mountains. Upper camp is more "modern"”
mariakC1067BG, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper camp is probably preferable to lower camp.”
Cascha, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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