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Thornwood Self Catering

Thornwood is a luxury private retreat within Kuleni Game Park, 150 hectares of pristine natural bush. Thornwood offers luxury accommodation of up to 8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge.

Tel: +27 31 572 7606
Cel: +27 82 888 2540
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Thornwood Self-Catering

Thornwood luxury bush lodge Self Catering accommodation near Hluhluwe

Location Information
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Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe

Elephant Coast, South Africa Email an enquiry +27 31 572 7606 +27 31 572 4915
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Property description

Thornwood is situated within Kuleni Game Park in the heart of Southern Maputaland and is a neighbour to the famous Phinda Game Reserve and The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now a world heritage site. The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, known for it's big five, is right on your doorstep as well as a wide variety of activities and interesting sites to visit.

Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to eight 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 only one group (booking) is allowed 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 both evening barbecues and fireside chats, canopied by spectacular night skies unique to Africa. Included in the main unit are two 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.

Kuleni Game Park itself offers self-guided walking trails covering a variety of different biospheres 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. Surrounded by game reserves and the St. Lucia wetlands and within easy reach of beaches and lakes Thornwood can offer an amazing variety of activities – to name a few: scuba diving, snorkeling, day excursions to game reserves, big five game viewing, bush dinners, canoeing, river boat cruises, fishing, horse trails, visits to cultural villages, turtle watching and visiting of The Cheetah and Serval Project.
Check in times
Check in: 14:00 pm Check out: 11:00 am
Area Activities
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.

Day Excursions onoffer:
Scuba diving / snorkeling / swimming from Sodwana to Cape Vidal
The Estuary and wetlands of Lake St. Lucia
Big "5" Adventures at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park
Phinda Game Reserve. (bush dinners on request)
Canoeing and river boat cruises
Horse Trails
Visits to Cultural Villages

Driving 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.
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Policies & disclaimers

A deposit of 50% on reservation. If cancelled: 0-7 days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit; 7-14 days prior to arrival, forfeit 75% of deposit; 14-21 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit; 21+ days prior to arrival, forfeit 30% of deposit. Taxes and levies: All inclusive. Credit cards are accepted.



Corporate Social Responsibility

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