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About Thornwood Lodge

Thornwood Lodge is a rustic lodge, an ideal group venue, sleeping up to 16 guests, in the Waterberg district of Bela Bela, 200 km from Johannesburg along the R516.

We are specifically a group venue and hire out the whole lodge to one group at a time. This is to ensure our guests have privacy and security. There are three chalets and two loft rooms, a central lapa area with a well-equipped kitchen, a viewing deck, a rim-flow swimming pool, a boma area for braais and bonfires, and a games room with pool and table tennis. The self-catering lodge is serviced daily.

Guests can enjoy walks and activities in the area, including an entry card to all activities at Zebula Country Club and Spa. Other activities include Zebula and Elements golf courses, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, encounters with elephants, De Wildt Cheetahs, and the Warmbaths Hot mineral baths.

Safari: Game is present to be viewed, by walking safari or from the deck; Njala, kudu, bushbuck, blesbok, warthog, implala, and zebra.

Beach: -

Spa: Swimming Pool

Golf: In the Area: Zebula Elements. Koro Creek. Legends

Wedding Venues: -

Conference Venues: -

Family friendly: Family and friends groups can all stay together , on same property, with no-one else . Self catering and secure. Full DSTV and Wi Fi.

Romantic: Sun rises and sun sets

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We are a group venue only, sleeping up to 16. Weekend bookings are 2 nights , as long weekend bookings are 3 nights.
50% deposit confirms booking. Balance is due 7 days before your arrival, with your details so that your Entry Permit can be sent to you. This is presented at the gate. A R750.00 refundable breakage/key deposit is required to be...
We are a group venue only, sleeping up to 16. Weekend bookings are 2 nights , as long weekend bookings are 3 nights.
50% deposit confirms booking. Balance is due 7 days before your arrival, with your details so that your Entry Permit can be sent to you. This is presented at the gate. A R750.00 refundable breakage/key deposit is required to be payed to the establishment , and refunded in the following week.

3 Extra guests over 16 can be accommodated and under extra 6 year olds have floor mattresses. There here are 3 sleeper couches if needed-depending on the guests. Extra guests ( 3 guests ) are R150.00 p/p/n.

Reduced rates for smaller groups, please inquire.
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Reviews for Thornwood Lodge

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Brenda Nel
17 November 2019

Well situated, hosts Dave and Victoria professional, lodge well equipped, swimming pool well located with a beautiful view. The mosquitos can be dealt with, it was a cause of big discomfort.

Malesela Ledwala
23 October 2018

Great place, we loved the fact that the lodge was solely for us that weekend, Excellent for our group. The hosts Dave and Victoria were of great assistance. The mosquitoes were a HUGE problem, something needs to be done about that. Having previously stayed at nearby lodges Mabalingwe and Zebula and mosquitoes were not that bad I believe Thornwood can also deal with them.

Liesl Dobson
20 August 2018

Our group of 16 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thornwood Lodge, Bela-Bela. The staff, David and Victoria, were very friendly and helpful and made sure that our needs were met and attended to. The Lodge offers a variety of activities for old and young - the games room with the pool and table tennis table can tell stories of "big matches" that were played. Sitting on the deck, enjoying a sun-downer, watching the beautiful sun sets and absorbing the sounds and peacefulness of the bush was a perfect ending of a busy day.

Stefan Bruwer
12 June 2018

Loved the view. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Lodge was also well quipped.

Chris Ross
27 May 2018

Rustic but comfortable Lodge. Staff very helpful and kept everything clean. Lovely pool area to relax and tan after taking a walk . 3 comfortable cottages and a great community area around the barBasic but equipped kitchen. Great outdoor Boma so we braaied and relaxed around the fire. Seperate games room to keep noisy kids entertained without disturbing the loft room guestsBasic bathroom in the main lodge so expect simple but clean. Typical game lodge in the bush

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Thornwood Lodge is 7.4km from the centre of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 112.5km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling