Thunzi Bush Lodge

*25.1KM from race village *23.6KM from T1 *24.9KM from T2

Thunzi in isiXhosa, the local African language, means “in the shade” describing a typical lazy afternoon in the forest valley. This tranquil sanctuary of coastal forest can be found in the Malaria free Eastern Cape Province nestled at the base of a 44 hectare (100 Acres) private valley overlooking the pristine and lush De Stades river wetland. Conveniently situated en-route to Cape Town only 25km from the friendly City of Port Elizabeth and 2km from the untouched Maitland Beach perfectly positions Thunzi as a charming natural destination to complete a scenic Garden Route adventure. “Just when you think you have seen the best and experienced the ultimate you arrive at this paradise.” Fred Orban, Boggomsbaai, South Africa ACCOMMODATION Combining an expression of natural design ideas gathered from years of travel in Africa by the owners Mark and Trenwyth Pledger resulted in the creation of a collection of charming natural wooden chalets set within the indigenous forest…perfect for the enthusiastic nature lover. Let your soul revitalise to the peaceful sounds of the African bush in the quiet privacy of our Luxury 4* Self-catering Chalets which 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). GOURMET PICNICS Picnics for overnight guests and day visitors in a safe and secluded part of Maitlands Valley – ideal for romantic proposals, special occasions or family treats. Choose from a scrumptious picnic menu and we’ll do the rest! BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Picnics offered Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm. R175.00 per person (excludes alcohol, alcohol and coldrinks to be bought from Thunzi Bush Lodge. Includes food selection) ACTIVITIES & SURROUNDINGS: Thunzi offers a variety of activities namely, bird watching, Bass fishing ,shady forest & beach walks, sand boarding at the near-by Maitland Dunes and even relaxing Spa treatments in the privacy of your own chalet. Our swimming pool the “Lazy Lizard” is also a perfect excuse to soak up the sun in true lounging fashion. While most of the Estate is classified as Coastal Indigenous Forest, the close proximity of Grassland, Acacia Thicket and the De Stades River Wetland, creates an ideal eco-diversity for bird watching and indigenous game viewing. The lodge supports abundant wildlife with over three hundred and fifty-two bird species having been listed in the area, including many elusive species such as the Narina Trogon, African Rail, Grey Sunbird and the often heard Buff-Spotted, Red-Chested and Striped Flufftails. You are always assured of seeing the colourful Knysna Turaco, our signature bird, with its magnificent crimson and green plumage. Enchanted Forest walks on the reserve provide access to the dense indigenous coastal forest where a natural life of wild orchids, tagged trees, the rare Blue Duiker antelope, Bushbuck and Vervet Monkeys can be spotted. The lodge is also situated on the doorstep of the Maitland Nature Reserve, a 127 hectare property comprising of three nature trails ranging from 3Km to 11 Km, with the famous giant Maitland sand dunes and pristine shores of Maitland Beach a mere 3km away. While it is easy to immerse yourself entirely in the natural beauty of Thunzi Bush Lodge, it is also amazing to know that within a 30 minute drive, you have access to a variety of game and wildlife attractions, modern shopping malls and many other attractions. FREE WIFI AT RECEPTION AND PAID WIFI IN CHALETS

Amenities

  • Wifi
  • Aircon
  • Tv
  • Safe
  • Laundry
  • Refrigerator

Pricing

Room InfoFitsPrice


Nguni Family Chalet
Comfortably furnished three-bedroom family self-catering chalet comprising of two bathrooms (main en-suite - full bathroom with oval bath & separate double shower, additional bathroom with shower only), lounge with fully equipped open plan full kitchen. The private balcony leads from the lounge and two bedrooms offering breath-taking views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. A highlight for this chalet is its own private undercover braai area where family and friends can sit around a cozy fire and enjoy their drinks while having a braai (barbeque). Added extras for your convenience include various DSTV channels, dressing gowns, air-conditioning, tea/coffee amenities, mini chocolates, heating, hair dryer, daily housekeeping service and laundry facilities.


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2 450
Per Unit


Kingfisher Family Chalet
Comfortably furnished two-bedroom family self-catering chalet comprising of two bedrooms with open plan bathrooms (separate toilets) and lounge with fully equipped open plan kitchen. The private balcony leads from the lounge and offers breath-taking views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. A highlight for this chalet is its own private under braai area where family and friends can sit around a cosy fire and enjoy their drinks while having a braai (barbeque). Added extras for your convenience include LCD flat screen, DSTV select, remote controlled ceiling fans & air-conditioning, mini chocolates, dressing gowns and tea/coffee amenities


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2 250
Per Unit


Hornbill Family Chalet
Comfortably furnished two-bedroom (double & twin) family self-catering chalet comprising of full bathroom (bath & separate shower), lounge, & dining area with fully equipped open plan full kitchen. The private balcony leads from the lounge which offers breath-taking views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. A highlight for this chalet is its own private boma area situated in the indigenous forest where family and friends can sit around a cozy fire and enjoy their drinks while having a braai (barbeque). Added extras for your convenience include various DSTV channels, air-conditioning, dressing gowns, ceiling fans, tea/coffee amenities, mini chocolates, heating, hair dryer, daily housekeeping service and laundry facilities


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2 250
Per Unit


Turaco One Bedroom Suite
Luxuriously furnished one bedroom chalet with full bathroom (oval bath for two and glass shower), fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, gas hob and convection/microwave oven, lounge and private balcony with spectacular views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. Added extras for your convenience include LCD flat screen, DSTV select, remote controlled ceiling fans & air-conditioning, mini chocolates, dressing gowns and tea/coffee amenities.



1 400
Per Unit


Heron Chalet
The Heron chalet is a luxuriously furnished en-suite chalet with full bathroom (oval bath for two & glass shower), fully-equipped compact kitchen with fridge, gas hob and convection/microwave oven and private balcony with spectacular views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. Added extras for your convenience include LCD flat screen, DSTV select, remote controlled ceiling fans & air-conditioning, mini chocolates, dressing gowns and tea/coffee amenities.



1 195
Per Unit


Narina Chalet
The Narina chalet is a luxuriously furnished en-suite chalet with full bathroom (oval bath for two & glass shower), fully-equipped compact kitchen with fridge, gas hob and convection/microwave oven and private balcony with spectacular views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. Added extras for your convenience include LCD flat screen, DSTV select, remote controlled ceiling fans & air-conditioning, mini chocolates, dressing gowns and tea/coffee amenities.



1 195
Per Unit

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in: 1 PM
Check-out: 10 AM

Cancellation Policy

Payment & Cancellation policy Please note that a reservation is not guaranteed until a deposit has been received, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation if no deposit has been received and place another guest in the room. 15% of fee if cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival 50% of fee if cancelled less than 30-15 days prior to arrival 100% of fee if cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival

From 1 195 ZAR

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€77
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