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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I hadn't been to Thendele for about 20 years and after spending the weekend there I am blown away about how wonderful the place still is. Highlights: - The view is spectacular, I doubt where many other camps in the world can match it - I have always loved the hiking trails in the RNNP and they are still lovely...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This was my third trip to Thendele - and each time I ask why I don't go more often. The views from the Upper Camp (right hand side of the road) overlook the Amphitheatre - a 1,000 metre cliff wall into Lesotho. The chates are spacious, clean and well equipped - now with satellite TV if you need it. They...

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Steyning, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Majestic, spectacular, breath-taking? Others have tried to describe this world heritage site, but it's impossible to do justice to this extraordinary setting. (I can see now why Stanley Baker chose this back drop to his masterpiece, Zulu [directed by Cy Endfield]. The real Rorke's Drift is some 60 miles away and understandably less dramatic as a film setting) Thendele Camp...

2Thank GMH66
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Good accommodations for the price. Unbeatable location. Hikes & sights within walking distance. Choose upper camp if you can. Newer chalets. Although lower camp doesn't lack anything. One of the best national park venues in South Africa. No airconditioning though.

1Thank Zack D
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed at Thendele Hutted Camp this April for three nights. We had been a bit worried about the state of the accommodation based on the reviews on tripadvisor. Needless to say, we needn't have worried. We were assigned a hut in the upper camp with glorious views of the Amphitheater. Both, the porch and the bedroom had wonderful views...

3Thank AresQui
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Thendele's location is fantastic, and it's main advantage. We didn't stay in one of the more secluded huts but still had the feeling of privacy with breathtaking views from some of our windows and from our porch and braai area. In spite of the warnings in other reviews, we encountered not one baboon which was both a relief and a...

2Thank Tammy0364
Austin, TX
Reviewed 12 April 2014

my hubby & in-laws stayed here for 2 nites. we had an upper chalet for 4. of the 4 national parks we visited, i luved the accommodations and energy of this place the most. we did the policeman helmet's hike which was neither the shortest nor the longest of the options closest by. it took 4 hrs and the views...

1Thank vegetarian-girl
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2014

First of all... the view! It's incredible. You can see the amphitheatre from your front window. Secondly... this is a remote mountain camp. you have to bring everything in with you. We stopped to get groceries on the way from Durban about 2 hours away from the camp. Once you start driving into the camp you will drive up into...

2Thank Scott W
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed in a very comfortable self catered thatched lodge for 2 nights. The views of the Amphitheatre and the surrounding mountains and valleys were stunning when not shrouded in mist. We thoroughly enjoyed the hiking visiting Tiger Falls, the Look Out and the Cascades despite the thunder storms which reverborated around the mountains. Watch out for the baboons! They...

1Thank Glynis P
New Paltz, New York
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The view of the Amphitheater from our thatched cottage was unforgettable. The hiking was varied and challenging. The gorge walk was great although we only got as far as the ladders. McKinley's Pool is a great swimming spot, as is Gudu Falls (it's quite cold though). Be aware that you must shop for all your food before you come because...

1Thank SS1172

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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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