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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Stayed in Dec 2013, Thendele camp is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I've ever seen. The views of the Amphitheatre are incredible. It rained on an off on the first night which only made the setting all the more stunning. The huts themselves are spacious, nicely appointed and slept 4 people comfortably. Full kitchen facitilities, lounge room and...

3Thank MWLC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at Thendele Camp. From our 'upper' lodge we had a fantastic view on the Amphitheatre! During breakfast on the veranda we were visited by lots of curious birds. And during the night the whole milkyway was clearly visible including Scorpio.

2Thank DutchDiesel
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed in one of the lowed camp chalets - #3 - for just two nights. We arrived late afternoon to find the mountains shrouded in cloud, but awoke to crystal clear skies and that superlative view. We'd had fairly low expectations of the accommodation, expecting something similar to basic huts in the Kruger. We were pleasantly surprised to find...

2Thank CumbriaTiger
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed at the lodge which slept six very comfortably and the view was amazing. Cannot fault nature at its best. Lodge was showing signs of tiredness and hopefully authority will take it in hand. Please take enough provisions as shop is very sparse

2Thank Jenny M
London, UK
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We recently stayed for 5 nights in Thendele Lodge as the finale to a three week trip in SA. As everyone knows, the setting is just the most beautiful place - so serene and majestic - but the Lodge itself was a real disappointment. Billed as a luxury lodge, sadly, that is a misnomer. For luxury, I don't expect to...

7Thank termon
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We are recently back from a South African trip that included five nights at Thendele, staying in the Lodge, a private three bedroom property at the base of the camp, and sold as the camp's luxury option. You can't buy the view. The Royal Natal National Park is a stupendously beautiful place - I've been going since I was a...

1Thank RobJP
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stayed for just 1 night. Spacious, but very basic hut. Camp does not have restaurant, but just a small shop to buy some food to prepare yourself (shop closes at 16.30h - before we returned from our hike, unfortunately - it requires quite a drive to the nearest restaurant). Location in Royal Natal is great though, with lots of hiking...

1Thank Jordy J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Nice and clean. The location is just right but we found the chalet too much for only 2 of us. The website reservation showed Chalet has capacity for 2 but we found that there're two bedrooms in the chalet. We found it interesting that the S African need to have a TV when spending time in the wilderness. We don't...

Thank ND i
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We absolutely loved our stay at the Lower Camp. The accommodation was way beyond our expectations as it was actually a small house - very well set up with everything we needed. We bought some firewood on site (at a very reasonable cost) and it added to the atmosphere after dark. The views were stunning and we spent plenty of...

3Thank Sue63_10
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Our 2-bed chalet at Thendele had the most incredible view of the Amphitheater. If there hadn't been baboons wandering around, the patio would have been a spectacular setting for cocktails and dinner. It was wonderful to have so much space - a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom - and you can't beat the proximity to the trailheads. That...

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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
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Thendele Hutted Camp Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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“Any unit. They all have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles gkwright, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the chalets in the Upper Camp are better than the Lower Camp.”
 of 5 bubbles aidandaniel, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have an amazing view of the mountains. Upper camp is more "modern"”
 of 5 bubbles mariakC1067BG, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper camp is probably preferable to lower camp.”
 of 5 bubbles Cascha, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unit 1 in the lower camp has uninterupted views of the Amphitheatre”
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 of 5 bubbles sumpine, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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