Thula Thula Hosted Retreat

Thula Thula Hosted Retreat
Meet the legendary Thula Thula Elephants – Rhino – Hippo – Cheetah – Birdlife – Authentic Safari Experience 

Join our scheduled departures:
29-31 May 2024 (2 nights)
23-25 June 2024 (2 nights)
Minimum / Maximum 8 guests per departure. Bookings close 8 weeks prior to travel.

Enquiries/Bookings: /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve is situated in the heart of Zululand, just 2 hours drive north of Durban. This 4500 ha, malaria free wildlife reserve is home to a wide variety of game like elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, cheetah and an array of birds. The Zulu name Thula Thula literally means peace and tranquility – rediscover nature in great style and true to the African safari camp of a past era at the Thula Thula Luxury Tented Camp, where the peaceful essence of the African bush can be heard and felt.

Thula Thula was also the home of late bestselling author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who passed away on the 2nd of March 2012. His second book, The Elephant Whisperer relates the story of the rescue of the Thula Thula elephants, and the special relationship he has created with the herd. Thula Thula is run by his wife, Francoise Malby Anthony, who carries on the legacy of Lawrence with the conservation projects and running of the reserve. Francoise wrote the sequel of the Elephant Whisperer, An Elephant In My Kitchen, who was released in July 2018, the true story and numerous adventures of the reality of running Thula Thula after Lawrence passed away. If the herd is closeby, you will have the opportunity to get know the herd and recognize the individual elephants and rhinos written about in the books.

‘Natalie – Africa Memories Travel – is fantastic – so much patience with us elderly. Always willing to help. Excellent Host’

Thula Thula Hosted Retirement Retreats

Hosted Retirement Retreats Thula Thula Highlights:

  • Thula Thula Private Game Reserve – in the heart of Zululand
  • Meet the famous Thula Thula elephants & hear their stories
  • Buffalo, rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, cheetah and an array of birds
  • Meet the fully grown once orphaned rhinos of Thula Thula
  • Includes 2 game drives per day in 4×4 game viewing vehicles with refreshment stops in the bush
  • Includes all meals, teas/coffees
  • Antelope and other smaller species visit camp
  • Fenced – safe walking permitted within lodge perimeter
  • Expansive relaxing garden
  • View wildlife while from your hammock or private balcony
  • Tented en suite accommodation – authentic safari experience
  • Outside hot/cold water private shower – revitalising showers under the stars
  • Relaxing swimming pool
  • Local artists art gallery, lounge, DStv
  • Delicious South African cuisine

Hosted Retirement Retreats travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • No big groups – we offer small, customised group getaways
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Retreats are only invoiced once the group is filled with the minimum required number of guests

Thula Thula Hosted Retirement Retreats

Your Total Investment – Hosted Retirement Retreats Thula Thula:

  • 29-31 May 2024 – R16,538 pps
  • 23-25 June 2024: 2 nights – R16,538 pps

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 2 nights’ accommodation in a tented suite; All meals, teas & coffees; 2 game drives daily with dedicated, knowledgeable wildlife guide; Conservation levies; Tourism levies.

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on game drives; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.


  • One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Space inside the vehicle is limited and we have a trailer for your bags.  Please be mindful of everyone’s comforts and it may not be possible to occupy more than 1 seat.
  • Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles.
  • Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to your destination. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.
  • You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle/s, boats, airplanes and game viewing vehicles and you will need to be able to walk with/without walking aids for short or in some cases longer distances to/from your room and the lodge and navigate uneven ground and steps. Your host can assist you where possible but please be aware that they are not carers and you do need to be physically ‘fit’.

Enquiries/Bookings: /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE


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