Thornycroft Lodge, East London

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Thornycroft Lodge is nestled in the heart of Horseshoe Valley, on a large country estate resting on the banks of the Nahoon River. The surrounding hills and lush landscape cocoon you in a bubble of tranquility, separating you from the city of East London, which is only a 10 minute drive away.

An ‘outdoor living’ approach, coupled with uncomplicated designs and natural tones, creates a relaxed atmosphere where you can really put your feet up, taking in the sounds of the valley.

Our spacious guest suites make maximum use of natural light, with large sliding doors opening onto the gardens. Each suite features a queen size bed, safe and clock radio, a separate living area with home entertainment system (TV / DVD / Surround Sound), overhead fan, mini-bar and kitchenette with complimentary tea/coffee and a private bathroom.

The separate living area also features a sleeper couch, which can accommodate up to two children under 13 years.

Guests are welcome to make use of our mini video library. Suites are serviced daily and laundry and babysitting services are available.

Full breakfast, light lunches and three course dinners are served in the dining room.

Our spa offers a range of health treatments for men and women, designed to de-stress and rejuvenate. Massage treatments are most popular and range from R100 to R180 (price subject to change without notice). To experience absolute bliss, combine one of our massage treatments with a sauna or jacuzzi soak.

The thatched poolside bar is the heart of the lodge and the ideal way to end the day. Enjoy a game of pool, darts table tennis, or catch your favourite sport on the big screen. Relax in the hammock with a drink, or soak up the sun on a lilo in the pool. For something a little quieter, enjoy a film in our mini-cinema, or settle down to a good read in the winter lounge, absorbing the warmth of the fireplace during the colder months.

Other activities on offer: swimming, badminton court, nature walks, bird watching, airstrip for flying model aircraft (bring own aircraft), mountain biking and quad biking (bring own bikes), river and dam fishing (bring own fishing tackle), boat outings on the Nahoon Dam* (tubing and fishing), horseriding nearby*, guided quad biking trail with hired bikes nearby*, paintball nearby*, pristine golf courses nearby*

*extra charge


Luxury suite for double occupancy:                            R 525-00 per night Luxury suite for single occupancy:                              R 415-00 per night   Please note the above rates are subject to change. Please confirm the rates with the venue prior to booking.
Take the Amalinda exit from the N2. If you are coming from East London, turn right at the top of the exit. If you are coming from King William’s Town, turn left at the top of the exit. At the T-Junction turn left into Voortrekker Road. After 800 m, you will see a sign “Thornycroft Lodge”. Now just follow the signs. Proceed through a gate and cross the river over the causeway. Thornycroft Lodge is on your right hand side, just after the sharp left bend. Part of the road is gravel, but it is in good condition. Please drive slowly.

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