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Thornwood - Weavers Nature Park, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal
Thornwood is a luxury private retreat within Weavers Nature Park, 150 hectares of pristine natural bush offering self guided walking trails amongst an abundance of birdlife and game. The park is situated in the heart of Southern Maputaland and is a neighbour to the famous Phinda Nature Reserve and The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now a world heritage site.Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for 6-8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge.
Thornwood is a unique blend of luxury timberframe units, blending seamlessly into the surrounding bush, and superior comfort, second only to the natural beauty Mother Nature has to offer..
The Main Unit consists of:
A spacious lounge and entertainment area with a decked pool, DSTV, pool table and a study nook.
Thornwood has a large well fitted kitchen with all the modern day conveniences. The kitchen leads out onto a large firepit deck which is perfect for evening braais and fireside chats, canopied by spectacular night skies unique to Africa.
Included in the main unit are 2 full ensuite bedrooms which have outdoor showers and bath tubs that open out to the African bush.
There is a Lodge Minimum that would apply for bookings of less than 2 people.
Seasons correspond with local school holidays.
Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to 8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the surrounding bush. Relax in the spacious lounge, entertainment area, pool, or fire deck without losing the intimacy with nature.
Guests will have exclusive use of Thornwood as we only allow one party (booking) at a time.
With a four star rating you are assured that all 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. The kitchen opens out onto a large fire pit deck, which is perfect for evening barbeques and fireside chats, canopied by spectacular night skies unique to Africa.
Included in the main unit are 2 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.
Thornwood is also particularly conducive to just relaxing with its own swimming pool. A pool / snooker table and DSTV with home theatre system are in place for added entertainment.
Kuleni Game Park itself offers self-guided walking trails with an abundance of bird-life and game such as Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Wildebeest and Impala. The park is enclosed by an electrified double game fence, offering security to both wildlife and residents.
UNIT TYPE A (Sleeps 8)
Room 1 - queen
Room 2 - queen
Room 3 - single, single
Room 4 - single, single
Weavers Nature Park itself offers self-guided walking trails with an abundance of bird-life and game such as Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Wildebeest and Impala.
Day Excursions offer:
- Scuba diving / snorkeling / swimming from Sodwana to Cape Vidal
- The Estuary and wetlands of Lake St. Lucia
- Big "5" Adventures at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park
- Phinda Game Reserve. (bush dinners on request)
- Canoeing and river boat cruises
- Horse Trails
- Visits to Cultural Villages
DirectionsOn the N2 freeway take the Sodwana Bay/Hluhluwe offramp. Turn right and travel through Hluhluwe Village. Turn left at the stop street towards Sodwana Bay, about 1km further down turn right over the railway line onto the New Sodwana Bay Rd (R22) Travel 19km along this tarred road until you reach the Weavers Nature Park. Turn left into the park