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Self-catering Lodge  From R4655 /night


Sleeps 6 people, 3 Bedrooms.

Thornwood has 3 bedrooms. One bedroom is stand-alone with a ... queen size bed, while the other two bedrooms are connected to the main house; these rooms have two single beds in each. All bedrooms are en-suite with outdoor showers.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Refundable Breakage Deposit: R2000

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Bedroom 2

2 Single

Bedroom 3

2 Single

From R4655 /night


Boma Fire
Full Kitchen
Pool Table
Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Own decoder for DSTV
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Coffee Machine
Outdoor furniture
Board Games
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Game Drives
Hiking/Walking trails
Fire extinguishers
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Serviced Daily

A unique blend of luxury timber frame units fit seamlessly into the indigenous bush with an abundance of bird life and game. This luxurious villa offers guests absolute privacy with a large living area, a private pool, a private waterhole and a fully equipped kitchen, which opens up onto a large deck with a fire pit. Thornwood is rated four stars by TGCSA.

In Room Facilities:

*Air conditioning
*Bathroom Amenities
*Ceiling fan
*Cleaning service
*Coffee/tea facilities
*DVD player
*Plunge pool
*Outdoor shower only
*Sitting area

Area Information:

*Thornwood is a luxury private retreat within Kuleni Game Park. home to four different ecosystems: sand forest, grasslands, wetland and thorn scrub
*Thornwood is situated in the heart of Southern Maputaland and is a neighbour to the famous Phinda Game Reserve and The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now a world heritage site
*The Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Park, known for its Big 5 is right on your doorstep
*Whether you are looking for game drives, water activities, cultural excursions or action adventures, there is a wide variety of activities and interesting sites to visit.

Property Facilities:

*BBQ/picnic area
*Free and secure parking
*Tour sightseeing desk
*Outdoor pool
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Large deck
*Fire Pit
*Game drives
*Water activities
*Cultural excursions
*Action adventures
*Wi-Fi public areas only


*At Thornwood you can sit and relax while giraffes, duiker, nyala, kudu, wildebeest, warthog, mongooses, serval, bush babies and many other animals visit the lodge
*There are plenty of walking trails to follow in which you will see an abundance of animals and birdlife. Guests can go on excursions in the surrounding area where they encounter: the Big 5, whales, hogging a cheetah, playing with snakes or learn about the local culture
*As Thornwood is self-catering ( B&B and Dinner B&B on special request) there are many local restaurants we can recommend
*Join us for one of our Yoga (or other) retreats that we hold throughout the year**Follow the self-guided walking trails amongst an abundance of birdlife and game.
*Bring your bicycle and cycle around the park
*Have a picnic at the hide in the middle of Central Park while waiting for animals to come to the waterhole.
*Thornwood also hosts a number of Yoga and other retreats throughout the year.
*Thornwood is registered as a Birder-Friendly Establishment with Birdlife SA.


Extra Info

Property Type Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:30 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
For more info Contact Host


16 July 2023

We loved our stay! We had a warm and friendly welcome. Thornwood is spacious, clean, well equipped and located in a very tranquil and peaceful surrounding. Will definitely visit again and can highly recommend it.

Superb. 5 out of 5
15 July 2023

A beautiful, clean, tranquil and peaceful lodge. We really enjoyed our stay and had a very warm welcome on our arrival. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend Thornwood.

Superb. 5 out of 5
25 April 2019

Die Unterkunft war sehr schön. Wir hatten einen tollen Abend mit billiard und Braai!
Die Zimmer sind sehr schön mit Aussenduschr. Am Morgen haben wir noch einen Spaziergang im Reserve gemacht!

The accommodation was very nice. We had a great evening with Billiard and Braai!
The rooms are very nice with outside shower. In the morning we took a walk in reserve!

Superb. 5 out of 5
11 March 2019

Wahnsinnig schöne Unterkunft, sehr nette Gastgeber, die uns viele wertvolle Tipps für Ausflüge gab!

Very nice accommodation, very nice hosts, who gave us many valuable tips for excursions!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
28 January 2019

La convivialité des pièces de vie et l'intimité des chambres.
Les ballades à pied dans le parc et la proximité des animaux.

The conviviality of the living rooms and the intimacy of the rooms.
Walking in the park and the proximity of animals.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
09 January 2019

Villa mit 4 Schlafzimmer und eigenem Swimmingpool für uns alleine und das mitten in einem privaten Wildpark. Traumhaft, Ausstattung perfekt, Außendusche genial, waren leider nur 1 Nacht da. Fotos in Galerie stimmen zu 100%

Villa with 4 bedrooms and private swimming pool for us alone and in the middle of a private game park. Fantastic, perfect equipment, outdoor shower awesome, were unfortunately only 1 night there. Photos in gallery are 100%

Superb. 5 out of 5
21 December 2018

Beautiful lodge, very well equipped.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
28 September 2018

Das war unser bester Aufenthalt in Südafrika! Die Villa ist wunderschön.
Wir haben genossen, dass wir in dem Park zu Fuss unterwegs sein konnten, was in anderen Parks eher nicht möglich war.

This was our best stay in South Africa! The villa is beautiful.
We enjoyed that we could walk in the park, which was not possible in other parks.

Superb. 5 out of 5
18 August 2018

Geweldige tijd gehad hier. Accommodatie ligt midden in wildpark. Tijdens onze wandelingen stonden we meerdere keren oog in oog met de giraffe familie die door het park wandelen. Unieke locatie om te verblijven ook relatief dicht bij het Hluhluwe park waar we direct ook de neushoorn hebben gespot. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Een feest om hier te verblijven.

Had a great time here. Accommodation is in the middle of a wildlife park. During our walks we stood several times face to face with the giraffe family walking through the park. Unique location to stay also relatively close to the Hluhluwe park where we immediately spotted the rhino. Fully equipped. A party to stay here.

Superb. 5 out of 5
23 July 2018

Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations - this is truly a gem in the bush.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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