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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.
Property Facilities:
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.

Area Information:
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.

Attractions:
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.

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Property Type Self Catering
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Check-in after 02:30 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
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Reviews

Christine
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
Anonymous
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
Beatrice
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
Claudia
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
Richard
21 December 2018
Beautiful lodge, very well equipped.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Marion
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
Wieger
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
Cecile
23 July 2018
Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations - this is truly a gem in the bush.
Superb. 5 out of 5
R
04 June 2018
Oh my goodness, this place is stunning. Spacious, modern, but at the same time elegant, charming and magical. Animals...everywhere. Amazing trails, with wild animals (safe game) following us everywhere. Outside showers!!!!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Magrain
07 May 2018
A peaceful retreat. Clean and warm.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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