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Thulamela
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

This was our second to last place to stay on a trip to SA in January 2011, and what a wonderful way to end our holiday! The individual luxury log cabins are set in their own little private woodland where even though you're only a short walk away from a communal pool and other cabins, it feels like a million miles. The cabins are ideal, very romantic with excellent attention to details and soft furnishings, the veranda is a really lovely place to relax as the sun goes down and the hot tub on the veranda did not go un-used!! It was absolutely heaven! To top it off each morning breakfast was brought down to our cabin, lovely fresh fruit placed on our table outside followed by some delightful breakfast fare ten minutes later (one morning we had delicious spinach muffins...mmm!).

The owner and her family (and two lovely little dogs) are so welcoming and friendly they made our stay so pleasant and unforgettable I'd recommend Thulamela to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

We had a great stay. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. The little thing makes it altogether a great place to unwind.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

My fiance and I went to Thulamela for my birthday and we had a great time, we would definitely consider going back there. Its easy to find and the accommodation is very cosy, definitely has the couple in mind. Staff is very friendly and Penny is very accommodating. Enjoyed the spa bath on the balcony as well. We ordered the braai pack for the Friday evening, and it went down really well, everything we ate was well prepared. From Thulamela we did the Panorama route as well as visiting the Kruger National Park, so its very convenient for site-seeing.

I would definitely recommend Thulamela for those looking for a romantic weekend away.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank WreckHavoc
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

Good Morning Penny



I would just like to say thank you for the most memorable weekend, you guys made it the most unforgetable experience ever had by my self and my girlfriend, the chalet was amazing and the location very spectacular, everything was great, I must compliment you and your staff on everything from the cleanness of the chalet to the exquisite breakfasts in the morning that was brought to us which was the cherry on the cake.



I will definitly recomend your place to any one that wants to visit the Hazyview area, that they must stay at your establishment,thank you once again for the roses and bottle of sparkling wine that you provided it was well enjoyed.



Your place is very romantic and an extemely peaceful get away from the hussel and bussel of Joburg life and a wonderful place for a young couple to unwind and relax.



Thank you once again for everything Penny



Kind Regards
R & S

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

My husband & I stayed at Thulamela for 3 nights. We absolutely loved it. When we travel, we enjoy the following: accommodation that is clean and of a high standard; privacy; a beautiful setting; good food; great service. We found all of this at Thulamela. The spa bath is fantastic and we used it a lot, as we had a few rainy days. We ordered a braai-pack for the one evening and the food was fantastic.
The room was very clean and the linen was crisp and fresh. The towels were big and soft and smelled great.
The thing we enjoyed the most was the fact that each room was completely private and quiet. You can enjoy the delicious breakfast in bed at a time convenient to you (they drop it off at your room).
Although the rate per room can be considered to be a bit pricey, it was exactly half the price of the place we usually stay at in Hazyview, but certainly not half as nice. I would stay here again any day.
We returned to the city relaxed and stress free. :)
I will recommend Thulamela to all my friends.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2010

Anyone wanting to visit the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas, and looking for a totally unique setting, then this is the place to come to. From our arrival to our departure, we were treated like royality. Our cottage was perfect, with beautiful fresh roses and welcome chocolates awaiting us on arrival. The cottage itself is lovely with little kitchen onto the room, made it easy for us to do our "own thing" and not have to go into town at night for dinners. The best was our OWN braai area outside the cottage and the spa/jaccuzi on the verandha. This place is totally what you need for that get away. I could quite easily have spent a week here and not only a weekend. It was also so easy to get to the Kruger Park as the Phambeni gate is only about 12km from the lodge. Thulamela is definately value for money and I would like to thank Penny and her staff for a fantastic time - we are coming back!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank travelady098
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Thulamela

Address: R40, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
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Ranked #6 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range: £66 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thulamela 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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