About Thornwood

    Welcome to Thornwood

 A Luxury Private Lodge within Kuleni Game Park

Situated in the heart of the Elephant Coast on the eastern seaboard of the Zulu Kingdom, KwaZulu-Natal, Thornwood is situated on the private nature reserve of Kuleni Game Park; neighbours to the Phinda Game Reserve and the Isimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (a registered world heritage site) with Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game reserve and Sodwana Bay both in easy reach.

Kuleni features 150 hectares of pristine natural bush and is home to four different ecosystems: sand forest, grasslands, wetland and thorn scrub.

A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the indigenous bush with an abundance of bird life and game. This luxurious villa offers guests absolute privacy with a large living area, a private pool, private waterhole and a fully equipped kitchen, which opens up onto a large deck with a fire-pit.

The secluded lodge-style villa features four bedrooms. Two bedrooms are stand alone cottages while the other two bedrooms are connected to the main house. All are en-suite and are fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fans and an additional feature of an outdoor shower. Relax in spacious comfort without losing intimacy with nature.

Predominantly self-catering, Thornwood can also cater for B&B or Dinner B&B bookings on special request.

During your stay at Thornwood you can partake in self-guided walking trails around the park or sign up for a variety of excursions offered around the area.

Join us for a Yoga or Business retreat and enjoy expanding your knowledge on our designated retreat deck  found next to the private waterhole.

We pride ourselves of giving accommodation of a very high standard and making your holiday one to remember.

Registered as a Birder Friendly Establishment with Birdlife SA and rated four stars by TGCSA.

Tourism Grading South Africa-Thornwood Kuleni