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Thendele hutted camp is situated in the Royal Natal National Park in one of the most picturesque settings in the country with a view of the world famous amphitheatre from every chalet.

This beautiful camp, Thendele, 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.

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 surrounding valleys and ridges offer superb walks through an ever changing landscape with many upland birds and flowers.

The camp shop sells basic groceries and supplies for visitors convenience. The nearest town which has a full range of services is Bergville which is 50 kms away.

Accommodation at Thendele:
The camp is split into upper and lower sections.

Thendele Lower Camp:
Accommodation in 8x 2-Bedded Chalets and 5x 4-Bedded Chalets.
The self-catering chalets are fully equipped with linen, crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator and cooking utensils. Visitors must bring their own food supplies and wash their own dishes.

Thendele Upper Camp:
Accommodation in 6x 2-Bedded Chalets and 7x 4-Bedded Chalets.
The self-catering chalets are fully equipped with linen, crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator and cooking utensils. Visitors must bring their own provisions and wash their own dishes.

Other Accommodation:
2x 6-Bedded Cottages, each featuring 3 bedrooms.

1x 6-Bedded Thendele Lodge.

Thendele Lodge has 3 en-suite bedrooms and a full range of facilities in its own special space well away from the main camp.

The lodge each have their own cook who will prepare delicious meals from the provisions supplied by the visitors.

Mahai is a beautifully situated campsite featuring 80 large campsites nestled along the Mahai River with magnificent mountains forming the backdrop. Half of the campsites have plug points and the other half without. All sites have shared cold water taps. Mahai campsite is serviced by five, modern ablution blocks with hot baths and showers, flush toilets, laundry machines and dish-washing facilities.

Thendele Activities:

Trout fishing
Horse riding at Rugged Glen - 10 minutes from Thendele camp.
Lots of hiking trails.

Thendele Map:


Thendele Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.3 out of 5 based on 100 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

A wonderful experience, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thendele and would certainly recommend it.
 Reviewed by Blyda Mackey on 8 November 2014

Lovely spot and excellent service from staff.
 Reviewed by Andrew Marshall on 2 October 2014

Complete cabin with wonderful view. Homey and comfortable.
 Reviewed by Kathy Bohrer on 26 April 2014

A nice place to stay. The accomodation offers all facilities you need and also a spectacular view.
 Reviewed by Kerstin Bleile on 15 April 2014

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