Thula Thula, family owned and operated, is situated in the heart of Zululand, 40 minutes from Richards Bay, 45 minutes from Umfolosi Game Reserve and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. This 4,500 ha, malaria-free game reserve was established in 1911 and has been operational as Thula Thula since 1999. It is home to a wide variety of game, birds, reptiles and insects.
With centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, we take pride in tracing back our origin to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire. The first historic meeting between Shaka and his father (Senzangakhona), which set the stage for the creation of the Zulu nation, took place at the Nseleni River on our property.
Our fully air-conditioned conference room is private with great bush views, seats 32 delegates cinema style (approx 6m x 12m) and has a separate air-conditioned breakaway lounge with bar, library and TV / DVD. A private garden with tables and chairs offers bush views with an adjacent tea and coffee station for breaks. The conference area has its own separate toilets.
The conference room is equipped with a pull down screen for overhead projection. All AV equipment can be sourced locally on request or brought in by the delegates. Group lunches can be served on the terrace of the lapa and group dinners in the boma. Suggested team-building activities include bush walks and interactive game drives.
‘Thula Thula’ means quiet and peaceful in Zulu. It embraces the heart and soul of the African bush. Your wedding ceremony will be witnessed by guests along to the tune of singing crickets and African drums! Under the acacia trees and curious game in the distance, celebrate your wedding reception safari-style, in a star-lit boma or on the pool deck overlooking unspoilt African bush as you and your beloved are pronounced husband and wife.
The oldest private game reserve in Zululand, we're filled with adventure, Zulu history, style and gourmet cuisine. The unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb service will make your wedding and honeymoon at Thula Thula memorable.