Family-owned and operated Thula Thula, is situated in the heart of Zululand, 45 minutes from the famous Umfolozi Game Reserve. This 4500 ha, malaria-free game reserve, just two-hours from Durban, is home to a wide variety of game such as elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and giraffe and antelopes. Established in 1911, Thula Thula takes pride in tracing its origin back to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Kingdom. The game reserve is also the home of bestselling author Lawrence Anthony, author of ‘The Elephant Whisperer’, the story of the rescue of the Thula Thula elephant, and the special relationship he has created with the herd. With its Unique atmosphere, stylish décor and superb cuisine, Thula Thula offers you the choice of exclusive accommodation between the luxurious Elephant safari lodge, renowned gourmet destination, and the 4 star Luxury tented camp, offering an authentic African bush experience. Dining at the Elephant Safari Lodge offers a sense of occasion. A fusion of the most delicate fare combined with exotic flavors and enhanced with the finest South African wines make Thula Thula one of the most renowned gourmet destinations in KwaZulu Natal.