Kuleni Game Park, R22 Sodwana Road, 3960 KwaNibela, South Africa –
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 35 reviews)
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Four-Bedroom Villa with Private Pool
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Thornwood was designed by the owners in 2002. Spending many weeks camping in the bush with the their builder Roger they eventually created this 4 bedroom luxury villa. Inspired by nature the owners didn't want to feel as though they were stuck indoors while they were suppose to be enjoying the wonderful bush. To create the feeling of a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors the main lodge is open to the bush with only three walls. The '4th wall' is made of drop down mosquito netting that can be left open or closed. The kitchen doors roll all the way open onto a deck and fire pit. Even the bedroom and bathrooms open out into the bush or onto private decks.
Thre are many birds and animals to be spotted from Thornwood as they come to visit the private waterhole. Many of the trees have been labelled for easy identification. Enjoy your time at Thornwood by relaxing at the lodge with spa treatments that can be done in your room or on the Yoga Deck. Go for a walk around the park by following the trail signs or book one of our excursions. (Thornwood is registered as a Birder Friendly Establishment with Birdlife SA and four star rated by TGCSA.)
At Thornwood you can sit and relax while giraffe, duiker, nyala, kudu, wilderbeast, warthog, mongooses, serval, bush babies and many other animals visit the lodge. Feeling active? There are plenty of walking trails to follow in which you will see an abundance of animals and birdlife. Guests can go on excursions in the surrounding area where they encounter: the Big 5, whales, hugging a cheetah, playing with snakes or learning about the local culture. As Thornwood is self- catering ( B&B and Dinner B&B on special request) there are many local restaurants we can recommend. Join us for one of our Yoga (or other) retreats that we hold throughout the year.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, Zulu
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Area Info –
Falaza Game Park and Spa6.5 miles
Makasa Nature Reserve11.5 miles
Bonamanzi Private Game Reserve11.5 miles
Ubizane Wildlife Reserve11.5 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
No internet access available.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Wardrobe or closet
- Free toiletries
- Additional bathroom
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Satellite channels
- Mosquito net
- Clothes rack
- Hardwood or parquet floors
Pets are not allowed.
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- Private pool
- BBQ facilities
Pool and Spa
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor pool
- Pool table
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Pool view
- Garden view
Front Desk Services
- Private check-in/out
- Tour desk
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
- Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
- Air conditioning
- Non-smoking rooms
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2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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12:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Thornwood accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.