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    1/18 - Thornwood Main House
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    2/18 - Thornwood Pool at the Main House
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    3/18 - Thornwood Main House Lounge
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    4/18 - Thornwood Main House Kitchen
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    5/18 - Thornwood Blue Room with two single beds that can be made into a king size and ensuite bathroom..
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    6/18 - Thornwood Yellow Room with two single beds that can be made into a king size and ensuite bathroom.
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    7/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    8/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    9/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage Bathroom
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    10/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage bath with windows that open to the bush.
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    11/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    12/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    13/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage Bathroom
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    14/18 - Thornwood walking trail
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    15/18 - Thornwood Inyala's by our private waterhole
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    16/18 - Thornwood Kuleni Wildlife- Giraffe coming to visit
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    17/18 - Enjoy getting close to nature at Thornwood.
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    18/18 - Thornwood Yoga Retreats
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Location & Contact Details
Address:Kuleni Game Park, Sodwana Bay Road (R22), (near Hluhluwe), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact:Jacqui
Fax:+27-31-5724915
Cell:+27-82-8882540

Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • PayPal PayPal
  • Visa Visa
Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu
Bed Configuration
  • Lodge (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - single, single
Special Categories
  • Star Graded Accommodation
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35138 page views since 20 Aug, 2004.
Last updated on 09 Sep, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 15 years

Thornwood is a luxury private retreat within a Private Game Park of pristine natural bush offering self guided walking trails amongst an abundance of birds and game. The park is situated in the heart of Southern Maputaland and is a neighbour to the famous Phinda Game Reserve and The Isimangaliso /Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a registered world heritage site. The Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Park, known for its Big 5, is right on your doorstep as well as a wide variety of activities and interesting sites to visit.

Accommodation

Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to 8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the surrounding bush. Relax in the spacious lounge, entertainment area, pool, or fire deck without losing the intimacy with nature.

Guests will have exclusive use of Thornwood as we only allow one party (booking) at a time.

With a four star rating you are assured that all the accommodation is of a very high standard.

The cost of the accommodation also includes a full time housekeeper for the duration of your stay.

In brief, Thornwood consists of a spacious lounge and entertainment area with a decked swimming pool, DSTV, pool table and a study nook.

There is a large well-fitted kitchen with all modern day conveniences. The kitchen opens out onto a large fire pit deck, which is perfect for evening barbeques and fireside chats, canopied by spectacular night skies unique to Africa.

Included in the main unit are 2 full en-suite bedrooms that have outdoor showers and bathtubs that open out to the African bush.

There are also two big bedroom units that are close, but detached from the main building which offer privacy and seclusion. These rooms are made up of a large bedroom, bathroom with outdoor shower and have their own decks coming out under magnificent indigenous trees.

Thornwood is also particularly conducive to just relaxing with its own swimming pool. A pool / snooker table and DSTV with home theatre system are in place for added entertainment.

Kuleni Game Park itself offers self-guided walking trails with an abundance of bird-life and game such as Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Wildebeest and Impala. The park is enclosed by an electrified double game fence, offering security to both wildlife and residents.

Day Excursions offer:

  • "Big 5" Adventures at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park
  • Scuba diving / snorkelling / swimming from Sodwana to Cape Vidal
  • The Estuary and wetlands of Lake St. Lucia
  • Canoeing and river boat cruises
  • Fishing
  • Horse Trails
  • The Cheetah and Serval project
  • Visits to Cultural Villages
Awards:
4 star - Tourism Grading Council SA
Birder Friendly Establishment reg. with Birdlife SA

Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
Facilities
  • Airport transfers
  • Big game (less than 30km)
  • Big game onsite
  • Braai / Barbeque facilities
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking
  • Generator
  • Guided nature walks
  • Horse riding (less than 5km)
  • Internet facilities
  • Laundry facilities onsite
  • Laundry service
  • Lock-up safe
  • Nature trail onsite
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking all onsite
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Tumble dryer in unit
  • Washing machine in unit
Special Categories
  • Star Graded Accommodation
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  • Directions
    From Durban take the N2 freeway, take the Sodwana Bay / Hluhluwe offramp turn right and travel through Hluhluwe Town. Turn left at the fourth/last roundabout towards Sodwana Bay (R22). Turn right onto the new Sodwana Bay road, cross the railway line, after about 16km, you will see the sign for Kuleni Game Park. Turn left onto a small dirt road to the entrance gate and the gate guard will direct you to Thornwood.
  • Cancellation Policy
    21 - 30 Days:Forfeit 30% of deposit

    14 - 21 Days:Forfeit 60% of deposit

    7 - 14 Days:Forfeit 75% of deposit

    1 - 7 Days:Forfeit the full deposit

    Cancel on the day or during stay Forfeit full payment due

    Admin fee: R250

    refunds will not include any bank charges incurred
  • Arrival & Departure Times
    Check in - 2.30pm

    Check out - 10.00am
  • Terms Of Payment
    50% deposit to secure booking Balance prior to arrival Self catering guests have exclusive use of the whole lodge and as such a minimum charge of R3200/night out of season and R3500 in peak season will apply
  • Rules/Conditions
    All guests are subject to the regulations of Kuleni Game Park Credit card details will be requested on check-in in lieu of key/damages deposit
Directions
From Durban take the N2 freeway, take the Sodwana Bay / Hluhluwe offramp turn right and travel through Hluhluwe Town. Turn left at the fourth/last roundabout towards Sodwana Bay (R22). Turn right onto the new Sodwana Bay road, cross the railway line, after about 16km, you will see the sign for Kuleni Game Park. Turn left onto a small dirt road to the entrance gate and the gate guard will direct you to Thornwood.
Cancellation Policy
21 - 30 Days:Forfeit 30% of deposit

14 - 21 Days:Forfeit 60% of deposit

7 - 14 Days:Forfeit 75% of deposit

1 - 7 Days:Forfeit the full deposit

Cancel on the day or during stay Forfeit full payment due

Admin fee: R250

refunds will not include any bank charges incurred
Arrival & Departure Times
Check in - 2.30pm

Check out - 10.00am
Terms Of Payment
50% deposit to secure booking Balance prior to arrival Self catering guests have exclusive use of the whole lodge and as such a minimum charge of R3200/night out of season and R3500 in peak season will apply
Rules/Conditions
All guests are subject to the regulations of Kuleni Game Park Credit card details will be requested on check-in in lieu of key/damages deposit
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35138 page views since 20 Aug, 2004.
Last updated on 09 Sep, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 15 years
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    1/18 - Thornwood Main House
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    2/18 - Thornwood Pool at the Main House
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    3/18 - Thornwood Main House Lounge
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    4/18 - Thornwood Main House Kitchen
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    5/18 - Thornwood Blue Room with two single beds that can be made into a king size and ensuite bathroom..
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    6/18 - Thornwood Yellow Room with two single beds that can be made into a king size and ensuite bathroom.
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    7/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    8/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    9/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage Bathroom
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    10/18 - Thornwood Anthill Cottage bath with windows that open to the bush.
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    11/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    12/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage with double bed, ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
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    13/18 - Thornwood Tamboti Cottage Bathroom
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    14/18 - Thornwood walking trail
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    15/18 - Thornwood Inyala's by our private waterhole
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    16/18 - Thornwood Kuleni Wildlife- Giraffe coming to visit
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    17/18 - Enjoy getting close to nature at Thornwood.
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    18/18 - Thornwood Yoga Retreats
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