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About Thornycroft Lodge

Thornycroft is situated on the banks of the Nahoon River on a country estate and offers good value, budget conscious accommodation for a relaxing stay. Designed for outdoor living , all our guest suites and rooms open onto a lush inner garden courtyard with abundant bird life, creating a tranquil setting. The thatched poolside bar and restaurant has a big screen, pool table, table tennis and darts.

Our spa offers massages, manicures, pedicures and facials. Steam in the sauna or soak in the Jacuzzi, followed by a splash in the pool (bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance). Enjoy nature walks and fishing on the property or enjoy an adrenalin rush at paintball and go-kart racing nearby.

Our 120-seater function hall is an ideal venue for your wedding or conference. Thornycroft Camp is just behind the lodge and caters for budget conscious large groups, accommodating a maximum of 80 people in 20-bed dorms.

We are 5 kms from the N2 Amalinda exit, 2 kms of which is well maintained gravel road with concrete slabs for most of the way. Quick and easy access to the highway for most of East London’s main attractions and about 30 minutes from the airport. The nearest beach is about 20 minutes away.

Spa: Relax in our sauna, jacuzzi, or have a therapeutic massage.

Wedding Venues: Our big hall caters for weddings from very small to about 150 people. Beautiful drapings, decorations, friendly service and excellent food will make your wedding day unforgettable.

Conference Venues: Our beautiful brand new conference venue seats up to 150 delegates. It has an African feel to it, but can be draped for weddings etc. The large sliding doors open onto a secluded garden, with bar, braai, bon fire place, etc for a relaxing break away.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 116
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 26 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Thornycroft Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Thornycroft Lodge

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Sakhele Nkululeko, South Africa
21 December 2016

We had a wonderful time and peace of mind. Really enjoyed our stay.

abongile ngwabe, South Africa
10 August 2016

the pictures you showing on the website are the opposite of how the lodge looks like! I just wish you did mention that there's about 3km scary/dogie gravel road to rich the lodge, my son was freaking out on our way there especially at night. The shower is a joke water switch to cold while showering the gas just boom goes off! Not to mention dirty water from the taps/shower! my body got red itchy marks since that day. I am really not a wild person I wish you could reveal everything about the lodge on your website because I wouldn't have booked, I could not sleepy I was scared.Establishments...
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kevin Mc Dermott, South Africa
25 February 2014

Not bad, rooms clean. One room had a portable fan with no plug on it, did request a plug got no response. Dinner over cooked. Did not realize it was a dirt road to lodge no good for small car with four adults in it.

Michelle Manicum, South Africa
14 January 2014

Elsa and team were very pleasant and welcoming of our group of 17 and even made certain we were accommodated when we decided to extend our stay for another day. The food was good and constructive criticism was gladly taken. overall a very relaxing haven for any traveller.

Carol Evans, South Africa
12 December 2013

Thank you for a very pleasant stay with warm hospitality and good food.

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Thornycroft Lodge Map

Thornycroft Lodge is 6.9km from the centre of East London , the nearest airport 10km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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