We had a truly relaxing experience at Thunzi, and one we will always remember. Although only a few miles from civilisation, Thunzi feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. Amazing wildlife is on the doorstep and gorgeous forest surrounds the cabins. Luxury is the theme in the cabins; beautifully decorated, fully fitted grand bathroom and french doors to your own private balcony in the forest. Also, the cabins are completely removed from one another meaning you don't have to see another guest the whole time you stay, if you wish! The swimming pool is awesome, set in the middle of greenery and offers a perfect oasis.
We had dinner cooked just for us on the night we stayed and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were so attentive and could not do enough for us.
Thunzi was the perfect start to our trip along the Garden Route, and the only downside was that we could only stay for one night!
- 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
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