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Thendele Hutted camp

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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...

Thank OlySilver
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2014

You can almost feel the silence here - nestled in the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg. This place is incredible. From amazing views, to incredible hikes (ranging from very easy to very difficult) Thendele has it all. The rooms are really comfortable and clean. I will be going back soon! This place is magical! Absolutely magical! You won't be disappointed!

1Thank JodySimpson
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...

Thank MakiGirl
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...

Thank PookeyPretoria
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 1 May 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

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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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