Thandulula is a brainchild of Hans, my husband and myself and we are extremely proud to present this establishment to the hospitality industry. Thandulula was established in 2003 as a child and family friendly holiday destination. The name Thandulula which means “UNWIND” was eventually found in a small English/Zulu pocket dictionary in the late hours of one April night in 2003. It is owner built with great care, constant planning, engaging with all local authorities. Environmental input was sourced, no trees were disturbed or un-rooted therefore, guests often refer to our tents as “the tree house by the sea”. Thandulula is owner operated. Personal welcoming of guests, warm-hearted friendliness, great attention to detail, stylish furnishing with a romantic twist, spotlessly clean units, flowing lawns and well-kept gardens contributed to Thandulula’s SUPERIOR grading by AA Travel – a well-deserved award which keeps us on our toes at all times.


GPS Co-ordinates

  • S30°40’54.4″
  • E30°20’35.5″
  • OR The name THANDULULA can also be entered into GOOGLE MAPS and will bring guests straight to our property.

Closest main airport

  • King Shaka in Durban – 150 km
  • Margate Airport in Margate – 25 km

Closest major city
Travel time by road from the closest major city:

Durban is closest – 1 hour 15 minutes

Closest beaches
Southport beach 1,5 km flanked by Banana Beach and Umtentweni beaches.



No. of rooms
4 tent units – 6 rooms
Room Categories
  • 1 x 2 sleeper tent
  • 1 x 4 sleeper Family tent
  • 2 x 4 sleeper tents
Room Facilities
Self-catering tents with:

  • Own bathrooms – shower, basin, toilet.
  • Fully equipped kitchen – medium fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, tabletop stove, all cooking and eating utensils, basin for washing dishes, paper towel, dishwashing liquid.
  • Linen, blankets, duvets, electric blankets on beds, bath towels.
  • Big pedestal fans, small oil heaters.
  • Flat screen TV’s with SABC 1, 2, 3 and eTV. Decoder facility so guests can bring their own.
  • DVD machines, radio clock.
  • Amenities like shampoo, soap, shower caps, shower gel, dispenser with hand-washing liquid, sanitary bags, toilet paper.
  • Undercover deck areas with deck chairs per person and wooden table and chairs.
  • Each tent has its own braai place.
OUT of SEASON tariffs:

  • R343 per night for 1 adult
  • R260 per night for 1 extra adult
  • R100 per night for 1 teenager 14 to 17 years
  • R70 per night for 1 child 13 years and younger

IN SEASON tariffs:

  • April and December school holidays.
  • R495 per night for 1 adult
  • All other tariffs stay the same throughout the year

July and October School holidays:

  • Out of Season Tariffs.
Tariff Includes
Tariff’s include the following:

  • Daily cleaning service of the tent.
  • Daily cleaning of the braai area.
  • Daily supply of firewood.
  • Good quality camping cots with mattresses, linen, and blankets for babies.
  • Refreshments on arrival.
  • On-site parking underneath trees.
  • Safe environment with remote control access.
  • Property is electrically fenced.
  • Panic button system in each tent connected to our security company.
  • Guests receive THE SOUTHERN EXPLORER free of charge – this is our Route Guide to explore our whole region – very effective and user-friendly.
  • In each tent, guests will find a good quality ring-folder with a lot of information on our region like hospitals, medical doctors, dentists, chemists, shopping malls, restaurants, fishing charters, shark cage diving, wild waves entertainment center for young and old and much, much more – This folder is apart from The Southern Explorer Route Guide.
Season Specials
Out of Season Specials:

  • 20% discount on bookings of 5 nights and more
  • 25% discount for guests of 65 and older


List of Facilities/activities available for guests:

  • Free Wi-Fi in the office/reception area for a limited time.
  • Splash pool with adjacent lapa seating about 20 guests.
  • A fully equipped kitchen, big braai area, ablution facilities, games for children.
  • A small sandpit and toys, as well as a small jungle gym.
Guests should bring
  • Their clothes and OWN BEACH TOWELS.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Charcoal for the braai.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Tanning lotion, etc…
  • Comfortable shoes/boots should they want to do hiking trails.
Restaurant & Dining
NO RESTAURANT ON SITE as all our tents are self-catering.
There are several excellent restaurants nearby – only 5 to 10 minutes drive from us.
A list with telephone numbers and directions are in the ring-folder in each tent.


14 Mhlangankulu Drive, Southport, Port Shepstone, 4230

Hans and Annatjie Dreyer

082 430 3334
Office: 039 681 3755


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