While most of the Estate is classified as Coastal Indigenous Forest, the close proximity of Grassland, Acacia thicket and the De Stades River Wetland, creates an ideal eco-diversity for bird watching. Three hundred and fifty-two species have been listed in the area, including many elusive species such as the Narina Trogon, African Rail, Grey Sunbird and the often heard Buff-Spotted, Red-Chested and Striped Flufftails. You are always assured of seeing the Knysna Loerie (Turaco) our signature bird, with its magnificent crimson and green plumage. On a good morning guests have seen all 5 of our listed kingfishers within the estate, which in its own has been a highlight for some.
Enjoy an afternoon out in the country where you will be surrounded by indigenous forest and bird song. Bask in the afternoon sun on a blanket and soft cushions with your picnic laid out before you...napkins, cutlery, crockery, glasses, and of course a gourmet delight when it comes to the food!
FOREST & BEACH WALKS
A number of walks, ranging from easy strolling to more strenuous expeditions, are within the vicinity of the lodge. Walking trails provide access to the dense indigenous coastal forest, while close proximity to Maitland Beach provides the opportunity to trace the Eastern Cape shoreline on pristine sandy beaches.
Enjoy a variety of relaxing spa treatments to be done in the privacy of your chalet with the sounds of nature "playing" in the background.
Enjoy a tranquil afternoon of bass fishing at one of our dams while the sounds of nature echo in the valley around you.
BEACH & SEA ACTIVITIES
The lodge's close proximity to the sea allows guests to enjoy a diversity of extra activities such as snorkeling, sand boarding, yacht trips, whale watching and canoeing.
Broughton Country Lodge offers breakfast, lunch and dinner (5km), Elephant Walk Country restaurant and "pad" (farm) stall (6km), Spar in Seaview (9km) Wedgewood Golf Course (10km), Maitland Beach and giant sand dunes (3km), horse riding on nature trail or beach (13km), Kragga Kamma Game Park (13km), Seaview Lion Park (7km), Port Elizabeth (25km).
In Room Facilities:
Thunzi Bush Lodge offers country lodge self-catering accommodation in the Eastern Cape in comfort and the ultimate in exclusivity, we have only 6 chalets to 44 hectares of indigenous surroundings.
Let your soul revitalise to the peaceful sounds of the African bush in the quiet privacy of one of our luxury log chalets, each with its own balcony and spectacular view of the forest. Accommodation is on a self-catering option.
Added extras for your convenience include DSTV Select, waffle weaved dressing gowns, remote controlled ceiling fans, air-conditioning, chocolates, heating, hair dryer and laundry facilities.
Attractions close to Thunzi - BAYWEST Shopping Mall (15km)
While it is easy to immerse yourself entirely in the natural beauty of Thunzi Bush Lodge, it is amazing to know that within a 15 minute drive, you have access to many other game and wildlife attractions, modern shopping malls, museums and many other first world attractions.