My wife and I stayed over at Thunzi for a romantic weekend at the beginning of October and it is a little piece of heaven! The chalets are all completely private and secluded in the indigenous forest. The view from our Narina chalet was of the wetland and forest which has a magnifiscent sound of birdlife, soothing for the soul, especially if you live in a city. We woke up each morning, opened the french doors leading on to the balcony and sipped on our coffee while enjoying the sounds of nature around us. We decided on the breakfast basket option for breakfast as we wanted to enjoy a meal on our private balcony. This was delivered to us each morning at our chosen time and was definitely a hit with my wife. The dinners were delicious and for a lodge of this size (only four chalets) it was great to be able to have a choice for dinner (choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts). Normally there is no choice at small lodges and you eat what is served...not at Thunzi. The manager also let us know that they will alter the menu should there be anything that we cannot eat, which I thought was great as they had 8 other guests at the lodge and would have had to have made a special meal should requested. We thought the menu perfect so didn't have to make life complicated, but it was nice to know that they would have gone out of their way. We will be returning for summer as we didn't swim in the lovely pool and we would also like to try their picnic option for lunch. I feel I must compliment them on their grounds and chalets as everything is very well maintained and neat and tidy. The staff are super friendly and all in all it is a lovely break away from city life.
- 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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