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Thunzi Bush Lodge, Erf 485, Plot 57, Maitland Road, Maitland Maitland, Port Elizabeth 6018 South Africa
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 17/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 145 Speciality lodging in Port Elizabeth
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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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TryScratchy wrote a review Aug 2021
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We absolutely loved the stay, everything about the property was amazing, I cannot think of a single negative thing about the place, it was tranquil, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the views you are able to get there reminiscent of a stay in a mountain lodge in Bali. Me and my partner were supremely satisfied with our stay there.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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736tracey wrote a review Jun 2021
Port Elizabeth, Bequia1 contribution
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We so needed to escape and Thunzi certainly was the perfect choice. We loved the cosy wooden lodge with all modern appliances, super friendly staff, beautiful walks and picnic spots. "Essence" spoilt us by lighting our fire and ensured that we had everything we needed. We will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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kgillm616666 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a great stay. Place was all and more that we expected. Will definitely recommend to anyone. Great hiking trail and very safe area. The lookout with the sundowners was also very nice. Great views.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Trenwyth Pledger, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge
Responded 4 Jun 2021
We cant wait to have you back at Thunzi, thank you for the lovely review
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larissaprimmer wrote a review Mar 2021
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Spick n' span resort with chalets that are well stocked with appliances. Everything in the chalet was clean, neat and tidy and of good quality. Staff was on hand on our arrival and very helpful showing us the whereabouts of the chalet. the braai area was even raked and everything was in place including ample wood and firelighter. Most enjoyable evening away from home.
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Responded 4 Jun 2021
Thank you Larissa, we look forward to you staying with us again!
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annekiduplessis wrote a review Mar 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
WOW WOW WOW - This was one of the most pleasurable stays we have experienced at a bush lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful - Thank you. The buildings and environment is so well maintained and clean. Being in the "bush" hearing the animals, smelling nature and enjoying a lovely walk will be the memory that calls us back, this time for more than just 1 night. A hidden Gem, until you have experienced it. It is a must to experience Thunzi Bush Lodge. THANK YOU!
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thunzi Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Holmeleigh Farmyard (6.3 km), Seaview Lion Park (5.2 km), and Animals in Wonderland (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elephant Walk, Barnacles Restaurant, and The Wind Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thunzi Bush Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thunzi Bush Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thunzi Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.