|This unforgettable lodge is situated in a 44Ha forest valley overlooking a pristine wetland perfectly positioning it as a charming “Mind Unwind” natural destination. Combining an expression of natural design ideas gathered from ten years of travel in Africa by the owners resulted in the creation of a collection of charming natural wooden chalets and private decks merging luxury, supreme style, spaciousness and comfort for the enthusiastic nature lover. Thunzi also ensures ultimate relaxation at our award winning swimming pool, friendly staff and interesting activities such as marked forest walks, fishing and sand boarding. |
Attractions / Things to do
|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. |
Walking - Forest and 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.
African Moon Horse Trails, just 13km from Thunzi offers peaceful and scenic forest rides, over hilltops and deep into the indigenous vegetation for all types of riders, experienced or not!
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.
Attractions close to Thunzi
While it is easy to immerse yourself entirely in the natural beauty of Thunzi Bush Lodge, it is amazing to know that within a 30 minute drive, you have access to many other game and wildlife attractions, modern shopping malls, oceanarium with performing dolphins and many other first world attractions.
|Services / Facilities|
|The Self-catering chalets comprising of comfortably furnished bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (oval bath for two and glass shower) and fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, gas hob and convection/microwave oven. The private balcony offers breath-taking views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. A highlight for the chalets are its own private boma area situated in the indigenous forest where family and friends can sit around a cosy fire and enjoy their drinks while having a braai (barbeque). |
Added extras for your convenience include LCD flat screen, DSTV select, remote controlled ceiling fans & air-conditioning, waffle weaved dressing gowns, tea/coffee amenities, heating, hair dryer, daily housekeeping service and laundry facilities.
|Rates charged self-catering from R695.00 to R 2300.00 per chalet per night.|
Individual and personal packages can be arranged to suit the guests individual needs, please enquire on email.
|Directions from PE Airport: |
On leaving airport turn left at Traffic Circle into Allister Miller Drive. When you get to the traffic lights turn left into Heugh Road. Stay on Heugh Road for 25km (changes into Buffelsfontein Road then Seaview Road. After approx 3-4km on entering Seaview seaside village turn left into Elizabeth Road (Spar opposite). Elizabeth Road changes into Maitland Road. Remain on this road for 9km. Look for the Thunzi Bush Lodge 100m road side and slow down for a sharp turn left into entrance gate.
Directions from Port Elizabeth N2 National Road:
Exit PE on the N2 towards Cape Town. On exiting drive for 8km and then take the Seaview/Greenbushes off-ramp. At end of off-ramp turn left into Seaview Road. Travel on this road for 3km. Turn right into De Stades Road. Travel on this road for 6km. Turn left into Maitland Road. After 500m turn right into Thunzi Bush Lodge entrance Gate.
Directions from Garden Route:
Thunzi Bush Lodge is approximately 70km from Humansdorp. When you have driven past the Humansdorp turn-off on the N2 drive for 60km. Take the Blue Horizon Bay off-ramp. Turn right and go over the bridge (N2 underneath) and travel on this road for 3km. When you get to the 4 way crossing turn left into Draaifontein Road. Travel for another 3km. At stop street turn right into De Stades Road. Travel for 3km. Turn Right into Maitland road. After 500m turn right into Thunzi Bush Lodge entrance gate.