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Free State, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed in the 3-bedroom Nguni Chalet for a week over December. The Nguni and Kingfisher chalets are situated next to each other a short walk from the reception area. I think the other units are more secluded. Units are serviced once a day. The unit has a large kitchen with all the essentials, a comfortable living room and a...

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Upstate NY
Reviewed 12 December 2015

What a perfect place. William was amazing and very attentive. The chalet's were spotless. The decor was warm and inviting. We loved being all together as a family in the King Fisher and Nguni, they are side by side. We used the outdoor Braai areas and wished we could have them at home. I highly recommend the breakfast baskets too....

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility and the amazing views from our chalet, a real nature experience so close to town. The facilities were excellent and it was a perfect venue for our club.

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

When we arrived at Thunzi Bush Lodge it had been raining all day long. But that was soon forgotten when we entered our 'room' ... this is a wonderfull place! Very beautifull lodges (i.e. luxurious tree houses) in a setting like we had never seen before. The sounds of the bush and the countless stars once the night falls are...

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1Thank vickybart
Standerton, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2015

THE PICTURES DONT JUSTIFY THE TRUE BEAUTY AND TRANQUILITY OF THE PLACE. Situated in between the bush it self. Not too far from PE. Cabins are completely hidden from one another. Dstv, AIRCON, 2 plate gas stove, loveley big bed. This is really a brilliant place.

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Thank Chris G
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We spent one night at Thunzi for our Honeymoon and we loved every minute of it. It is so peaceful at Thunzi and you leave feeling relaxed. We would definitely recommend Thunzi to couples and families.

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Excellent value for money. Rooms and kitchen are fitted superbly and just a relaxing atmosphere. The area is lovely and not too far from the city for dining. Service was great and when we had to move to another room it was done by the staff with uttermost care.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Just a few kilometers from home and it felt like we were a million miles away....peace and tranquility! Our stay at Thunzi Lodge was very special... the surroundings and well maintained lodge is truly a piece of heaven. Thank you to William for being so welcoming and informative!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Sadly we chose a rainy and windy weekend so there was not a lot of exploring going on. Just had an entire weekend of relaxing in our beautiful cabin which also has it's own private braai area about 30m away from the cabin. We did have issues with the dstv and geyser which was a bit of a bummer.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed in the Kingfisher chalet for two nights. The chalet was clean and very nicely decorated, with quality appliances and a very well-equipped kitchen. The private outside area contains a fire pit, chairs and a picnic table, and the patio contains a bbq for personal use as well as an outdoor dining suite. There is a beautiful swimming pool...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Microwave
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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: $102 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thunzi Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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