Thendele Camp

Thendele hutted camp is situated in one of the most picturesque settings in the country with a view of the world famous amphitheatre from every chalet.
The camp nestles below the brooding sandstone cliffs of Dooley among yellowwood forests and protea savannah where visitors can often hear the rumble of boulders in the Thukela river below after a fierce summer thunderstorm.

This beautiful camp has the distinction of being the closest of the KZN Wildlife Berg camps to the main Drakensberg escarpment.Dominated by the amphitheatre which changes mood with weather and season, often covered in snow in winter or with up to eighteen waterfalls cascading down the vertical cliffs after a storm,  Thendele is a very special place to visit and is KZN Wildlife’s most popular camp.

Home to the Bearded Vulture(Lammergeyer) and Black Eagle who often disport themselves for visitors in the thermals that rise above the Mont aux Sources plateau, the surounding valleys and ridges offer superb walks through an ever changing landscape with many upland birds and flowers.

The camp, which is split into upper and lower sections, consists of 26 comfortable self contained chalets that accommodate either two or four people each.
There are also two delightful 6 bed cottages and the luxurious Thendele Lodge with 3 en-suite bedrooms and a full range of facilities in its own special space well away from the main camp.

The cottages and the lodge each have their own cook who will prepare delicious meals from the provisions supplied by the visitors. The camp shop has a wide range of curios and sells basic groceries and supplies for visitors convenience. All units are equiped with satellite TV.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast: No 
  • Self Catering: No 
  • Hotel: No 
  • Guest House: No 
  • Camping: No 
  • Game / Nature Lodge: Yes 

Main Attractions

  • Wedding Venue: No 
  • Conference Facilities: No 
  • Spa & Health: No 

Activity Type

  • Fishing: No 
  • Horse Riding: No 
  • Wine & Food Tasting: No 
  • Tour Guides / Tours: No 
  • Arts & Crafts: No 
  • Restaurant: No 
  • Sport: No 
  • Hiking: No 
  • Game & Bird Viewing: No 
  • Stock Sales: No 
  • Stud / Livery: No 
  • Reservations: No 
  • Rock Art: No 


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