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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This place is amazing it's just you surrounded by nature all round. I love the log cabins very private and the weather was perfect it rained and we felt like we were in our own little bushy thick green paradise with sounds of crickets and all sorts of critters. I was in awe at the tranquility and peace I felt.... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Peace and Tranquility, the accomodation exceeded our expectation, although we did not make use of the picnic option the sites were set up very nice and romantic, we would recommend it to all. Our stay was amazing

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Boksburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We attended a function in PE over the week end of the 5th Feb 2016 and opted to stay out of town at the Thunzi Bush Lodge. We stayed in the one bedroom chalets which were beautifully furnished with lovely bathrooms. The private Boma areas are a delight and have a secluded feel.We orders the Breakfast basket which were delicious.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

This self-catering accommodation is beautifully located in middle of nature. The room is great so is the view. Little monkey came by to say hello in the morning on the balcony. We would definitely come back!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had a wonderful 3-night stay at Thunzi. The room was wonderfully setup with a balcony, gas hob, plenty of kitchen equipment (even for baking!), and a large bath. Each cabin feels secluded and private, and has its own boma area to braai. On the property is a well maintained pool, and a lake. Beaches and shops are close, but... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We found Thunzi the perfect break away, just 30min from PE. Beautiful accommodation & surrounds. Picnics is a must! Very relaxing & revitalizing. Would definitely return in the not to distant future..

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Pretoria
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We had a fantastic time and would have loved to stay longer. The lodge we had was very private, well equipped and luxurious. We had a self-catering unit, but cleaning staff was very friendly. Most of all - the lodge is located in the bush with lovely views over the surroundings. Bird-lovers paradise and lots of short walking trails available.... More 

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Edenvale
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Thunzi. A very relaxing place and comfortable accommodation. We loved the deck, looking over the forest and the boma was great for braaing and getting out of the sun.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The airconditioner at our chalet was not working when we arrived. William had us moved to a similar chalet in order to minimise discomfort. You cannot always control what goes wrong. The difference is in how you rectify the problem. Our stay was very happy!

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Free State, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed in the 3-bedroom Nguni Chalet for a week over December. The Nguni and Kingfisher chalets are situated next to each other a short walk from the reception area. I think the other units are more secluded. Units are serviced once a day. The unit has a large kitchen with all the essentials, a comfortable living room and a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Maitland Road | Maitland, Port Elizabeth 6018, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: €72 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thunzi Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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