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Thunzi Bush Lodge, Erf 485, Plot 57, Maitland Road, Maitland Maitland, Port Elizabeth 6018 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/09/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 152 in Port Elizabeth
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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 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!
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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beerfamily05 wrote a review 20 Jun
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
My husband, six year old twins and myself stayed at the Hornbill cottage and we had a wonderful time. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was fully equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed braaing at the private boma. I highly recommend Thunzi Bush Lodge
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Date of stay: June 2022
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kristenf884 wrote a review May 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
What an absolutely stunning place - so close to the city but yet so far! My family and I absolutely LOVED our stay and would definitely go back for the tranquil, in the bush living. Our cottage was surrounded by trees which was incredible
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Date of stay: April 2022
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rigardocarelse wrote a review Apr 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
We could not sleep on the cushions. They were not flat enough. All 4 were too puffed up. We could not sleep at all. Maybe provide different cushion options. Otherwise perfect accommodation for a romantic night.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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adawe942609 wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great one nighter at Thunzi on our way down to St Francis. It was an awesome place set in beautiful forests - wish we had stayed longer - next time it will be a longer stay so that we can make the most of being in the forest & doing some walks & birding. The chalet was comfortable and had almost everything we needed for our night there - could've done with a blanket as the night was a bit chilly.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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NicoleGouveris22 wrote a review Apr 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
Thunzi is where my love story started, we spent our anniversaries there, got engaged, stayed the night before and the night of our wedding. Trenwyth is always so accommodating and the staff is very helpful. We always love staying here!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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merlefaku wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
We just want to thank the staff at Thunzi Bush Lodge for making our stay there memorable. The place was great very high standards. They provide quality utensils which really made me feel like I was home away from home.
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annelizedelport wrote a review Mar 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed the week end for our Anniversary. From the moment we enquired about rooms till the moment we arrived we received exceptional service. Check in was a breeze and when got to our accommodation we were welcomed with a beautiful little note and champagne. The picnic we did was amazing and the food really delicious. will highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2022
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nallen601602 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Beautiful, feels remote without the feeling of insecurity , a perfect getaway for nature lovers , Sbongile looked after us very well, our 2 year old had a great time. Lovely pool area too. And stunning beach nearby
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Tyler C wrote a review Jan 2022
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I just wanted to say thank you for being so amazing and accommodating 😁😊 it was absolutely beautiful 😍 myself and my bridal party got ready there and we can't wait to see the pictures. Thanks again for being so amazing. 100% recommend you guys 😊
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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zitavskeho wrote a review Dec 2021
Prague, Czech Republic539 contributions270 helpful votes
As mentioned in the other reviews it is a nice location in a nature reserve with a lot of space. When we visited the place for 2 nights we happened to be the only guests and the service was nearly non existent. We first had to wait for 15 minutes at the gate (arriving at the normal time) for the gate to be opened. When we requested for services, we were informed that these were not available and received contradictory information. They filled the pool with some water and left it unattended and if we had not closed the tap it would have overflown ... and there were signs on the property not to waste the water. It was like they were sleeping all day at the reception.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$86 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thunzi Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Holmeleigh Farmyard (6.3 km), Seaview Lion Park (5.2 km), and Animals in Wonderland (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elephant Walk, Barnacles Restaurant, and The Wind Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thunzi Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Thunzi Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.