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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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We had a wonderful stay. The facilities were excellent.We even enjoyed a midnight swim and the views out over the property were beautiful. Hard to believe we were only 10 minutes from town. We will definitely be back to visit again with our families. A well earned break.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning accommodation. Peaceful and so relaxing. 10 min drive from home! Fully equipped unit and own private braai/boma area. Cleaning staff great. Had a wonderful massage out on the deck too! Will definitely return.

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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable stay. The picture of the pool seems to depict an edge pool, but this was not so in reality. Braai facilities were good. Chalets were pleasant, though not sure about the fact that bath and shower were in the bedrooms! The lodge was near to shopping facilities and restaurants such as the Grass Roof, and the...

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Bloemfontein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great stay at Thunzi, will definitely go back again, such friendly staff, and what a peaceful atmosphere. Wish we could have stayed longer. This is on my top 5 holiday destinations so far.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a relaxing stay, even with kids. They thoroughly enjoyed the walks we took. The Picnic lunch was the best, with delicious food! What a way to take the load off! The Kingfisher Chalet is beautiful inside with a comfortable layout, clean and lovely views.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely stay :) thank you We where upgraded to a nicer and bigger chalet, without paying extra. Staff was very helpful and friendly and accommodating. a very relaxed property away from it all. thanks again

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Tring
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We returned to Thunzi after eight years and enjoyed it just as much as we did the first time round. The only thing that has changed is that it is now an entirely self-catering property. The cabins remain in great condition; they are very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we were...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a relaxing stay at Thunzi Bush Lodge, surrounded by beautiful bird life. If you are looking for a quiet weekend away, Thunzi offers the perfect opportunity. The staff are very welcoming and the accommodation offered was comfortable and inviting. Our favourite moment was waking up to the amazing view through our French doors and hearing the bird life....

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Thunzi and hope to see you soon again.

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed in the Heron Cottage and we loved it. The accommodation was excellent. We truly appreciated the peace and tranquility. Staff very efficient and friendly. Can definitely recommend. We will be back. Thank you.

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Thunzi and experienced what Thunzi truly has to offer. Thank you for your kind review!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved our chalet, with the most amazing views. Lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us. Although there are other chalets on the property, we never saw anyone. This is our second visit to Thunzi and have always recommended it to friends and family.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thunzi in isiXhosa means "in the shade," describing a typical lazy afternoon in the forest valley. This tranquil sanctuary of coastal forest can be found 20 minutes West of Port Elizabeth and is nestled at the base of a 44 hectare private valley overlooking a pristine and lush river wetland. Luxury 4* Self-catering Chalets are fully equipped and have their own private boma's nestled under a milkwood/acacia tree in the indigenous forest where family and friends can gather and enjoy a few drinks and braai (barbeque). Added extras for your convenience include various DSTV select, dressing gowns, air-conditioning, tea/coffee amenities, mini chocolates, heating, hair dryer, daily housekeeping service and laundry facilities. There is a free Wi-Fi hotspot at the reception area and cellphone reception throughout the estate. Guests can enjoy bird watching, bass fishing, forest walks, spa treatments as well as beach walks and sand boarding at the Maitland Beach only 3km from Thunzi. Gourmet picnics are on offer Tuesdays to Sundays and you don't have to be an overnight guest to enjoy this - day visitors more than are welcome! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunzi Bush Lodge

Address: Maitland Road | Maitland, Port Elizabeth 6018, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: £60 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thunzi Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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