The lodge has been sensitively built into pristine African sandforest, carefully preserving this fragile ecology. The focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness.
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
Guests can enjoy an unrivalled ethnic experience by staying in DumaZulu Lodge which consists of ethnic units resembling the different tribes of Southern Africa on the exterior while the interior is modern and tastefully decorated in ethnic fabrics
Bushlands Game Lodge is centrally situated in Zululand and surrounded by 300 000 acres of National Parks, including Hluhluwe/Umfolozi, Mkuzi, Nduma, Sodwana Bay and St. Lucia.
Comfortable overnight facilities are available at Ezulwini Lodge, and there are choices between either one of six self-catering units detailed under the Rates section below. Breakfast and dinner are being served in a central kitchen-lapa.
Given that this region of Zululand has become a major tourist attraction, Hluhluwe village has become an important staging post for visitors to the area. The N2 highway passing through the region makes for easy access by car and the Hluhluwe air strip further facilitates access to the many attractions Northern Zululand has to offer.
In addition to the Game Park, private game reserves and wilderness trails that characterise the region, the diver's haven of Sodwana is within a comfortable distance of Hluhluwe, as is St Lucia Wetlands.
"Zululand Wilderness" is an apt description of the area surrounding the village of Hluhluwe. It is also the title of an enchanting book by the well known conservationist Ian Player, (brother of golfer, Gary), written to celebrate the life of Qumbu Ntombela, a Zulu game guard and tracker who along with the author and other leading figures, was instrumental in the creation and development of the world renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park.
The legacy left to the world by those who fought tirelessly and often thanklessly to preserve this tiny part of our planet as a sanctuary for the wildlife that tourists can now enjoy is priceless.