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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, Beautiful Tranquil setting, Lit up walk ways to the cabins make it a truly fairy tale experience in the night. Balcony overlooks the bushes & all you hear are the singing birds & monkeys in the distance. The lodge we stayed in was 5-star, everything of the best. A must for anyone looking to get away from the hustle...

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Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, chalet and all that Thunzi has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful setting, brilliant management and all you need in the comfortable and classy lodge - we stayed in Kingfisher and it was perfect! From the large rooms with crisp clean linen to the air conditioning and fully stocked kitchen. Had a braai that evening and even managed to work though a business meeting for 6. The price for this two...

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are always keen to hear how our guests enjoyed their stay at Thunzi. It was a pleasure hosting you and your group and we do hope to see you in the near future.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an excellent place for; relaxation, holiday, picnic or camping. It offers an excellent;clean, secure and quiet environment surrounded by ever green natural bush, natural stream and hills. It has simple beautifully designed charming and comfortable chalets build on beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds which are attractive for any outdoor activity. I would always want to return for another moment.

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Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and managed to appreciate the essence of what Thunzi has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Despatch, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our arrival we were greeted with kindliness and escorted to our lodge. Completely enclosed with bushes and trees, gives you a private feeling were you can relax to the fullest. The Lodge it self was beautiful inside and we loved every moment of it. We relaxed under the air-con and went canoeing and also tried the hiking route. Thank...

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed every minute of your stay. You certainly made use of all that Thunzi has to offer! Thank you for taking the time to write the review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Pretoria
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The good The lodge is conveniently located close to PE, in a very scenic setting with a lot of options in and around the area. Happy that we upgraded to the Nguni chalet, very spacious rooms and nice stoep. The chalets are set away from the pools and dams, that works great for small children. The kitchen have a lot...

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate hearing what our guests recommendations are. We were very happy to upgrade you to the larger chalet free of charge and we are pleased that you found this more comfortable. We are aware of the maintenance issues, especially at the braai. Unfortunately a previous guest had made the fire to big and...

Despatch, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It was my birthday and I was spoilt with 2 nights stay at Thunzi. It was wonderful. Peaceful, quiet and just a stone-throw away from the beach. We have decided that we will definitely be back later this year. Many thanks

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Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I suggest more out door activities,like Quad biking and horse riding etc...same people like to be in doors some out doors. Beautiful view, I like you Thunzi Bush lodge I enjoyed my stay thank you very much

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We are looking at more outdoor activities for the guests that fit in with the peace and tranquility that Thunzi is known for. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

sussex
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The resort itself was very good with a peaceful outlook . Unfortunately the pool had not been looked after and was not clear. On our first morning the sound of chainsaws carried on all day. I took issue with the manager as this was to be a peaceful break. The sawing finished and the result was some quite ancient trees...

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Calkyva, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. The manager did bring the pool issue to my attention, we have been having very hot days coupled with very cold days and this does affect the pool somewhat. We are very cautious to add too many chemicals at one time due to it causing a problem for some guests, hence the process...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I spent the weekend at Thunzi Bush Lodge in one of the forest cottages for our 8th wedding anniversary. The scenery was idyllic and we really enjoyed the peace and quite. Everything was in good working order and the cottage was well equipped. Some of the cutlery wasn't completely clean and the outside chairs by the private...

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Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I have gotten onto housekeeping about he cutlery as that is unacceptable, my apologies. We have also removed the chairs and replaced them with new ones as outdoor furniture does tend to get damaged quite easily. We hope to see you back again for your 9th...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stayed 8 people (6 adults + 2 children) in two houses at Thunze Bush Lodge during our vacation in South Africa in February 2017. The location was fantastic with a wonderful pool overlooking the surrounding forest! The houses were well-equipped and we had everything we needed to cook our dinners. The surrounding area is full of interesting places to...

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Thunzi and experienced all that we have to offer. Not all guests get to visit the surrounding area which is very scenic and offers many interesting things to do, so I am glad that you managed to visit these places. We look forward to welcoming you all back again in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 4,927 - ₹ 10,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thunzi Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Nguni chalet great option if you need 3 rooms, ideal option for up to 6 adults”
Witkruisarend, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is a bush lodge, so you get an entire cottage!”
GailL-CT, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Narina lodge is amazing”
Mcdphotosa, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We looked at a couple of other Chalets in case the two of us couls come back next year. They were lovely.”
George0903, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It's purely self catering, bring your own food.”
LataniFi, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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