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, 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.
Thornwood is a luxury private retreat within Kuleni Game Park. home to four different ecosystems: sand forest, grasslands, wetland and thorn scrub. 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 offers on site Spa Treatments. Have a massage in your room or under the trees!
Wanting more adventure? You do not have to go far! Contact us for our excursions list for more information. Thornwood also hosts a number of Yoga and other retreats throughout the year.
Thornwood is registered as a Birder Friendly Establishment with Birdlife SA.
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 it's Big 5 is right on your doorstep. Whether you are looking for game drives, water activities, cultural excursions or action adventures, there are s wide variety of activities and interesting sites to visit. Contact us for our excursions list for more information.
In Room Facilities:
The secluded lodge-style villa features four bedrooms. Two bedrooms are stand alone cottages with queen size beds while the other two bedrooms are connected to the main house. These rooms, Scotia and Corkwood, have two single beds in each. On request the single beds can be brought together to create a king size bed. All the bedrooms are en-suite and are fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fans, study area, bathtub and an additional feature of an outdoor shower. Tamboti and Anthill Cottage have kettles and complimentary teas and coffees for those who want to stay in bed just that little bit longer. Relax in spacious comfort without losing intimacy with nature.
At Thornwood you can sit and relax while giraffe, duiker, nyala, kudu, wilderbeast, warthog, mongooses, serval, bush babies and many other animals visit the lodge. Feeling active? 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 learning 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.