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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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 134 Specialty 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
Fax / photocopying
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 / closet
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
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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adriaanjob wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
Lovely, serene place to relax, and to enjoy the bush and nature. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed the hiking trail and swimming pool. Will definitely visit again. One weekend was not enough!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Trenwyth Pledger, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr & Mrs Job Thank you for your review. We absolutely agree that one weekend away is definitely not enough time to enjoy at Thunzi Bush Lodge, so much relaxing to do! After the year that we have all had I am sure that the fresh air and out doors is appreciated so much more. We look forward to welcoming you to Thunzi for a bit longer next time :) Kind regards, The Thunzi Team
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Stephen B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Though it was rainy and cold, the atmosphere was warm and cosy. It was home away from home yet refreshingly convenient. It was a lovely night away, semi in the bush. The staff was very friendly and efficient. It felt very homely to be greeted by a beautiful dog as we checked in. Thank you for having us and we would love to stay with you again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Trenwyth Pledger, Owner at Thunzi Bush Lodge
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Dear Stephen Thank you for your review and kind words. Our resident dog Neava is always happy to greet our guests and make sure they feel right at home. We're happy to hear that you made the most of your stay although rainy and cold, hopefully next time you stay you'll have beautiful weather and will be able to enjoy the activities. The chalets are cosy and lend themselves to just lying on the bed and looking out at the much needed rain, something I always enjoy doing! Kind regards, The Thunzi Team
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sheqomspec wrote a review Sep 2020
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Awesome stay. Very clean and hygienic. The resort and units are nicely laid out with stunning views. I only have good things to say. So tranquil with beautiful bird life and the distant sound of nearby waves. I highly recommend Thunzi Bush Lodge.
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We always appreciate feedback and to hear that we are doing everything right, thank you for taking time to write the review. With the past few months being so uncertain it is such a pleasure to open Thunzi Bush Lodge up again to guests so they can enjoy all the fresh air and peace and tranquility. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.
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wernerleedelange wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa26 contributions
We had an amazing stay at Thunzi. It was so peaceful and quiet with beautiful scenery. The place was very neat and well kept. We were received in such a friendly manner and felt right at home. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Sep 16, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that your stay was exactly what you expected and more. We strive to make sure that this is possible for every guests stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Thunzi Bush Lodge again.
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cindypettitltcindyp wrote a review Mar 2020
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Myself and family love enjoying time at Thunzi Bush Lodge. We have never felt un-welcome when we are there. Outdoor life does so much good to a person and myself really enjoys the relaxing time there.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Mar 18, 2020
Dear Cindy Thank you so much for your review and visiting us again. It is lovely to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay once again, especially all the clean fresh air and outdoors. Kind regards, The Thunzi Team
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PRICE RANGE
$66 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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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 (3.9 miles), Seaview Lion Park (3.2 miles), and Animals in Wonderland (3.1 miles).
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 Barnacles Restaurant, Elephant Walk, and Cafe de la Treat.
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.