School holiday family fun!

If you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday destination that offers relaxation and adventure, Thunzi Bush Lodge in the countryside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is an ideal choice. The lodge is situated in the tranquil indigenous Maitland forest and wetlands, providing a peaceful and natural environment for you and your loved ones.

Kingfisher Family Chalet

The lodge has six self-catering chalets, which are spacious and comfortable, providing a home away from home. The two-bedroom Kingfisher family chalet is perfect for families, featuring open-plan bathrooms, separate toilets, a lounge area, and a fully equipped open-plan kitchen. The private wood-fired hot tub and under-cover braai are a bonus, allowing you to relax and unwind while enjoying the beautiful views during those chilly winter evenings.

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Nguni Family Chalet

For larger families, the three-bedroom Nguni family chalet offers even more space, with an open-plan kitchen and lounge with an indoor fireplace leading onto an undercover balcony with a hot tub. The chalet also features a private undercover braai area and spectacular views of the surrounding scenery. 

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Hornbill Log Chalet

This is one of our original log chalets and is a comfortably furnished two-bedroom family self-catering chalet comprising of a full bathroom, lounge & dining area with an open plan full kitchen. The private balcony leads from the lounge which offers breathtaking views of the indigenous forest and wetlands. A highlight of this chalet is its private boma area situated in the indigenous forest where family and friends can sit around a cosy fire and enjoy their drinks while having a braai (barbeque).

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Luxury Amenities

At Thunzi Bush Lodge, there are plenty of added extras to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. These include various DSTV holiday packages and Netflix, unlimited WIFI, dressing gowns, tea/coffee amenities, a Nespresso machine in certain chalets (pods not provided), heating, a hair dryer, daily housekeeping service, and laundry facilities.

You can also conveniently order snacks, ready meals, a selection of wines/bubbly/beers/cold drinks, and braai packs from the reception, allowing you to enjoy your holiday should you wish to rather sit back and relax and not cook an entire meal!

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Outdoor Activities for the whole family

The lodge offers a range of outdoor activities for all ages, including canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, a scenic lookout point, a swimming pool, a jungle gym and outdoor chess set, bird watching, and spa treatments. Children are free to roam and enjoy the open spaces and fresh air all day long!

Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone at Thunzi Bush Lodge.

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Explore the area

If you’re looking to explore the surrounding area, the lodge is situated just a short drive away from Maitland beach and various restaurants.

With comfortable and spacious self-catering chalets, breathtaking views, and a variety of outdoor activities, you and your loved ones will have a memorable and enjoyable stay. So why not book your stay at Thunzi Bush Lodge today and experience the beauty of the South African countryside yourself during the school holidays.

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