Award-winning Thendele Resort in the Royal Natal National Park, is home to hundreds of guinea fowl, has a superb network of graded hikes catering for all levels of fitness and agility, and offers you some of the best picturesque views in South Africa. Thendele is a very popular resort.
Thendele is famous for its views of the dramatic Drakensberg mountains, the famous Amphitheatre - a rock wall rising to about 1000 m and stretching out for 5 km, and the Mont-aux-Sources, which is the highest peak of the plateau and backstage of the elevated Amphitheatre.

Also within Royal Natal National Park is a source of KwaZulu-Natal's largest river and highest waterfall, the Tugela, plus eight other rivers.
Hiking, bird watching, fauna and flora and climbing. The most popular activity at Royal Natal is undoubtedly hiking. There are approximately 25 amazing hikes and walks. Short hikes range up to 5 km, and long hikes up to 45 km return.
A comprehensive hiking guide is available for purchase at the Visitor Centre, Thendele Resort office and at the main entrance gate.
Trout fishing at Royal Natal is available in a dam in the park and in the Mahai and Tugela Rivers, and picnicking and swimming in the clear mountain streams are popular pastimes.
The resort, which is split into upper and lower sections, consists of 26 comfortable self-contained chalets that accommodate either two or four people each. All units are equipped with satellite TV.

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 resort.

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

The resort shop has a wide range of curios and sells basic groceries and supplies for visitor’s convenience.
Camp Accommodation offered
Thendele Resort 1 x 6 bed lodge  
Thendele Resort 2 x 6 bed cottages    
Lower Section 8 x 2 bed chalets    
Lower Section 5 x 4 bed chalets    
Upper Section 6 x 2 bed chalets    
Upper Section 7 x 4 bed chalets