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Found in: Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, Lodges, Safari Lodges, Self Catering

Situated within Kuleni Game Park, Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to eight people in a self-catering, fully serviced, up-market lodge. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the surrounding bush. Guests will have exclusive use of Thornwood as only one group (booking) is allowed at a time.

Registered as a Birder Friendly Establishment with Birdlife SA and with a four star TGCSA rating the accommodation is of a very high standard. The cost of the accommodation also includes a full time housekeeper for the duration of your stay. In brief, Thornwood consists of a spacious lounge and entertainment area with a decked swimming pool, DSTV, pool table and a study nook. There is a large well-fitted kitchen with all modern day conveniences opening out onto a large deck with a fire pit.

Included in the main unit are two full en-suite bedrooms that have outdoor showers and bathtubs that open out to the African bush. There are also two big bedroom units that are close, but detached from the main building which offer privacy and seclusion. These rooms are made up of a large bedroom, bathroom with outdoor shower and have their own decks coming out under magnificent indigenous trees.

The park itself offers self-guided walking trails covering a variety of different biospheres with an abundance of bird life and game. Being well situated we are able to offer a wide variety of excursions from scuba diving to Big 5, with a host of activities in between.

Directions to Thornwood

From Durban take the N2 freeway, take the Sodwana Bay / Hluhluwe offramp turn right and travel through Hluhluwe Town. Turn left at the fourth/last roundabout towards Sodwana Bay(R22).Turn right onto the new Sodwana Bay road, cross the railway line, after about 16km, you will see the sign for Weavers Nature Park. Turn left onto a small dirt road to the entrance gate and the gate guard will direct you to Thornwood.

Check in After 14h00
Check out Before 11h00


  • Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve 30km
  • Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) 5-80km
  • Sodwana Bay 70km
  • Mkuze 50km
  • Dumazulu 30km
  • Cheetah & Serval Project 30km
  • Muzi Pan 20km
  • Spa 8km
  • False Bay 8km
  • Zulu Croc & Wildlife World 5km



  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

ECO Tourism

  • Game Drives
  • Whale Watching


  • Bird Watching
  • Countryside
  • Environment
  • Game Reserve
  • Great Outdoors
  • Hiking / Backpacking
  • Nature Reserve


  • Communal Satelite TV
  • Garden
  • Laundry Service
  • No Pets Permitted
  • Off Street Parking
  • Parking Available
  • Pool Table
  • Swimming Pool

Facilities in Rooms/Units

  • Air-Conditioning in Rooms
  • Fan in Rooms
  • Heater in Rooms
  • No Smoking in Rooms
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Tea and Coffee in Rooms

For Whom

  • Family

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