Thunzi Stargazing Dome

Romantic Getaway

Nestled within the lush Maitland Forest, you’ll find a luxury once-in-a-lifetime stargazing experience. A meandering boardwalk leads you onto a spacious deck where you will discover Thunzi’s romantic dome with distinct finishes and so much more…

Thunzi Bush Lodge has the first-ever dome, consisting of 3 pods – all designed for stargazing! The pods include a bedroom, a self-catering kitchen, and a bathroom.

Relax in the wood-fired hot tub while taking in the views of the wetlands and surroundings. Or have a luxury African bush braai while watching the sunset.

Thunzi Bush Lodge is located in the tranquil sanctuary of coastal forest and African bush and offers country-style self-catering accommodation 30 km from the centre of Port-Elizabeth at the start of the Garden Route.
This dome is anything but ordinary!


Winter Warmer Special - 2 guests per night sharing

01 to 31 June 2023 (Direct Bookings Only)R3199.00

All tariffs are for 2 guests per night sharing.

10 January 2024 to 12 December 2024R4000.00
12 December 2024 to 12 January 2025R4500.00

*Direct Bookings from 1 March 2024 qualify for a 10% discount*

***Festive Season Bookings confirmed in 2024 to be paid in Full by 30 November 2024


Please note that a reservation is not guaranteed until a 100% deposit has been received, we reserve the right to cancel a reservation if no deposit has been received or arrangements have been made with management.


5% of fee if cancelled 15 days or more prior to arrival
50% of fee if cancelled less than 15-7 days prior to arrival
100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival


Our fully equipped self-catering stargazing dome has the following amenities included:

  • Luxurious Bathroom Amenities

  • Indoor Bathtub

  • Outside Shower

  • Bathrobes

  • Slippers

  • Hairdryer

  • Wood-fired hot tub

  • Air hammock

  • Outside Kamado Jan Ceramic Braai / BBQ

  • Balcony

  • Outside Furniture

  • Self-catering kitchen with bar fridge, microwave, air fryer, toaster and two-plate thermo hob.

  • Finest tea collection

  • Nespresso coffee

  • Queen Size Bed

  • Inside seating

  • Blackout curtains

  • Air Conditioner

  • Heating and Electric Blankets

  • Television with Select DSTV

  • Netflix

  • Celestron Telescope 

  • Complimentary Wireless Connection

  • Cleaning Service

  • Non-Smoking (Smoking only allowed on the balcony)

  • Malt/wine and soft drinks are available to buy at reception.

Guests will also have access to:

  • Gate remotes
  • 24-hour number to reception.
  • Back-up generator
  • Emergency borehole water.
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