• Thornwood Main House Bedrooms

    Thornwood Main House Bedrooms

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    There are two bedrooms in the main house that have two single beds in each. These beds can be joined together to create king sized beds on request. Both bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with a bath and outdoor shower.

  • Thornwood's Cottages

    Thornwood's Cottages

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    Thornwood’s cottages, Tamboti and Anthill, are stand alone cottages detached from the main building. They have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with windows that open out to the bush and an outdoor shower. They both have large balcony areas for relaxation and large windows all around.


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.


  • Air Condition
  • DSTV
  • Outdoor pool



Thornwood offers over 30 different excursions and activities that cater for any of our guests needs.

If you crave adventure go quad biking, horse riding, scuba diving or hug a cheetah! In need for some educational or cultural experiences? Learn how to weave Zulu baskets, beading and dancing or learn about crocodiles and snakes.

You could even have it all in a combination of activities in one day. Let us know what you would like to do and we can create a unique experience for you.

Prefer to stay in? Have a relaxing Spa Treatment in your room or enjoy the views over Thornwood’s private waterhole.

There are many self-guided walking trails around Kuleni Game Park that allow you to stay close to nature. All the trails are marked with coloured markers or you can follow the map within you Thornwood Kuleni brochure.

To view a comprehensive list as well as additional information of what Thornwood can offer you, download our Thornwood Excursions List.

For any questions or bookings contact Thornwood.