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Thunzi Bush Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Family Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, Valley View | Terrace/patio
Standard Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Valley View | Balcony

Overview of Thunzi Bush Lodge

Thunzi Bush Lodge

4.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
Maitland Rd, Colleen Glen, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6017

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMaitland Nature Reserve6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaitland Beach8 min drive
  • Popular LocationSeaview Lookout15 min drive
  • AirportPort Elizabeth (PLZ)33 min drive

Room options

About this area

Port Elizabeth

Located in Port Elizabeth, Thunzi Bush Lodge is near the airport and near the beach. Seaview Lookout is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Maitland Beach and Kragga Kamma Game Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Open Sky Entertainment Park and Port Elizabeth Golf Club. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching and outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Maitland Nature Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Maitland Beach - 8 min drive
  • Open Sky Entertainment Park - 13 min drive
  • Seaview Lookout - 15 min drive
  • Kragga Kamma Game Park - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 33 min drive


  • Barnacles Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Out Of Africa - 18 min drive
  • The Eliphant Walk - 8 min drive
  • KFC - 15 min drive
  • Sizzlers - 9 min drive

About this property

Thunzi Bush Lodge

4-star family-friendly lodge in the mountains
Located close to Maitland Beach and Seaview Lookout, Thunzi Bush Lodge provides a terrace, a garden, and a playground. Active travelers can enjoy rowing/canoeing, hiking/biking, and fishing at this lodge. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage, a facial, or a body scrub. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and babysitting.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • A front-desk safe, laundry services, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool
Room features
All guestrooms at Thunzi Bush Lodge have perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like safes and WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and hair dryers
  • LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies, eco-friendly cleaning products, and kitchens



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (ZAR 85 per day)
  • In-room WiFi has a 1-device limit
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, uncovered self parking on site
  • Free extended parking on site

Food and drink

  • Private picnics

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horseback riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rowing/canoeing

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • In the mountains
  • Picnic area
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • In-room massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Swedish massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • LCD TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Electrical adapters
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Laptop workspace
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 150.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for ZAR 50.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ZAR 85 per day (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: ZAR 50.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 150.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Thunzi Bush
Thunzi Bush Lodge
Thunzi Bush Lodge Port Elizabeth
Thunzi Bush Port Elizabeth
Thunzi Lodge
Thunzi Bush Lodge Lodge
Thunzi Bush Lodge Port Elizabeth
Thunzi Bush Lodge Lodge Port Elizabeth

Frequently asked questions

Does Thunzi Bush Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Thunzi Bush Lodge?

As of Mar 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thunzi Bush Lodge on Apr 4, 2023 start from $81.18, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Thunzi Bush Lodge?

Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Thunzi Bush Lodge?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Thunzi Bush Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Thunzi Bush Lodge located?

This family-friendly Port Elizabeth lodge is located near the airport, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Maitland Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Open Sky Entertainment Park and Seaview Lookout. Kragga Kamma Game Park is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 8 out of 11 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 1 out of 11 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet and isolated
Nice place, close to beach and pz, great game lodge near by However receptionist really poor, then late one night we had fright of life from security guard shining light through window
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful and peaceful place. The chalets was equipped with everything we needed, very clean and comfortable. The service we received was fantastic. Unfortunately the weather wasn't warm enough to sim in the pool, but the views and quietness made up for it, I wish I had stayed a little longer...
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing home away from home.
A beautiful place! Absolutely love staying here. Their pool is stunning and just so peaceful.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

10/10 Excellent

Sally T.

Thunzi Bush Lodge
Was a beautiful place to stay. Lodge was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Kitchen was well equipped.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

10/10 Excellent

Muneeb, New Zealand

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Heaven on Earth
My wife and I went during quiet time (February), and I must say, this was the best place I've stayed in so far. The lodge we stayed in was huge, and but comfortable. Everything was so nice and neat. Amazing view right outside. Air conditioning and heating was available during the colder nights. Thunzi Bush Lodge is just one of those places you have to visit to fully experience how amazing it is. There is no wifi, which I would usually be upset about, but it gives you more time to spend with your loved one (or family). Thunzi Bush Lodge is a place I'll be returning to again. HANDS DOWN
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Absolute gem only 30mins outside of central PE! Such a treat to leave the hustle and bustle of life and escape to pure serenity and luxury! Beautifully constructed and well-thought out chalets. It took only one night to feel rejuvenated and relaxed! Amazing!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Schöne Umgebung, Pool hat Reinigungsbedarf. Personal beschränkt sich aufs Nötigste.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Endroit superbe au calme totale. Idéale pour les amoureux de la nature. Chalet bien aménagé pour cuisiner soi-même.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019