Thula Thula, family owned and operated, is situated in the heart of Zululand, 40 minutes from Richards Bay, 45 minutes from the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and less than 2 hours drive from Durban. This 4500 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.
Thula Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, takes pride in tracing back its 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 at Thula Thula.
The Zulu name Thula Thula literally means peace and tranquillity.