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 forest lodge and hot tubs 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 forest chalets and hot tubs are located in the tranquil sanctuary of coastal forest and African bush and offer 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 2023 to 14 December 2023R4000.00
15 December 2023 to 09 January 2024R4500.00

*Direct Bookings from 1 August 2023 qualify for a 10% discount*

***Festive Season Bookings confirmed in 2023 to be paid in Full by 30 November 2023


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.


15% of fee if cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival
50% of fee if cancelled less than 30-15 days prior to arrival
100% of fee if cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival


Our fully equipped self-catering units have the following amenities included:

  • Luxurious Bathroom Amenities

  • Indoor Bathtub

  • Outside Shower

  • Bathrobes

  • Slippers

  • Hairdryer

  • Wood-fire 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

  • Television with Select DSTV

  • Netflix

  • Celestron Telescope 

  • Complimentary Wireless Connection

  • Cleaning Service

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

  • Baskets Options Available: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

  • 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.
Sugar Bird

Contact Thunzi Bush Lodge

Please complete this short form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.