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  • Terrible0%
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“private boma”(10 reviews)
“picnic basket”(5 reviews)
“self catering”(18 reviews)
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4 Star 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...
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Maitland Road, Maitland | Maitland, Port Elizabeth 6018, South Africa
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29,1 km to Port Elizabeth Airport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most enjoyable stay. Beautiful pool area. Stunning corners for photo shoots. Stylishly decorated units, very comfortable. Enery saving efforts commendable. We really enjoyed our stay. Wr will definitely be back.More

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Response from Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Thunzi Bush Lodge. We do our best to try and do as much as possible to save energy, recycle and "help mother earth" as much as possible...we're glad you noticed. Thunzi is...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We only spent one night there but could quite happily have spent a week. The furniture and fittings were flawless, the linen was pure Egyptian cotton, in fact everything was of the highest standard. The view from our chalet was completely charming - a vlei...More

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Response from Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush LodgeResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you noticed that we do our best to offer the most comfortable and well maintained facilities. We firmly believe that our accommodation should match your home comforts or be even better. We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my Girlfriend stayed for the night, we were so looked after with friendly professional service!! Our picnic was the best we've had in our lives and the lodges were warm and cozy! We will be back soon!!More

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Response from Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Keegan for writing a review about Thunzi Bush Lodge. Our staff do their best to make you feel welcome and at home so I am so pleased to read that you did! Our picnics are very popular for their private locations and freshness...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a overnight get away with my husband and it was a great experience. Great relaxing atmosphere with lovely cabin and facilities. Will definately recommend and do another weekend trip in the summer.More

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Response from Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased to hear that you had a great experience at Thunzi Bush Lodge and enjoyed all the facilities on offer. Our cabins are lovely and cosy in winter but a summer stay is always something special with all the extra bird life and balmy...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is such a lovely place to stay at, with beautiful scenery, nature walks, peace & tranquility, and close to Maitlands beach too. The Kingfisher chalet was really lovely & comfortable, and very well equipped.This is truly value for money. Wifi not available in the...More

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Response from Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush LodgeResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you Mandy for your kind review. It is always lovely to know that our guests enjoyed their stay and all the facilities that Thunzi Bush Lodge has to offer. We are looking at offering WIFI in the chalets in the near future but do...More

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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 ...More 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! Less
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"Free wifi only available at the Reception area."
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"All rooms are outstanding"
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"Nguni chalet great option if you need 3 rooms, ideal option for up to 6 adults"
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"This is a bush lodge, so you get an entire cottage!"
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