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  • Price: R1 - R250 per person
    Check-in: After 13:00
    Check-out: Before 11:00
    TGCSA Grading
    three star

    We accept

    Visa Mastercard American Express

    Thornycroft Lodge Pending approvalPopular

    Eastern Cape - East London - Horseshoe Valley
    • Type:
    • Guest House
    Rooms: 7-10 rooms
    Capacity: 108
    Groups of: 40+ people
    Ref No: ASTAY-00797

    General information

    Nestled in the heart of the Horseshoe Valley, with the upper reaches of the Nahoon River lapping its banks, the Three Star rated, AA Highly Recommended Thornycroft Lodge offers visitors both the tranquility of a rural landscape partnered with the convenience of a mere 15 minute drive to the urban hub of East London.
    With its understated African flavor and beautiful tropical gardens, Thornycroft Lodge allows the visitor to relax in a pristine, isolated, private and safe environment.
    Thornycroft Lodge is the perfect choice for the nature lover. It is ideal for nature walks and bird watching. Horseshoe Valley is home to a large variety of wildlife species, from monkeys to small buck to an abundance of birdlife species.
    Fishermen will enjoy the long stretch of river frontage as well as bass fishing in the lodge’s 2 dams and in the river.
    All units at Thornycroft Lodge lead on to a spectacularly landscaped central garden complete with outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas where the guest can enjoy the afternoon reading a book or taking in the unspoilt view of the surrounding hills.
    The garden boasts a variety of plant species including tropical palm trees, fruit trees - lemons, mangoes and granadillas, and beautifully maintained rose and herb gardens.
    Each private en-suite room at Thornycroft Lodge is fitted with a comfortable, spacious bed and crisp, luxurious linen, television combined with a home entertainment system, built in cupboards and coffee and tea making facilities.
    Thornycroft Lodge offers visitors a relaxing stay with facilities to soothe a wary body and soul. The spa offers visitors the chance to unwind in an already relaxing environment.
    Guests can enjoy a soak in the rockpool style outdoor Jacuzzi or relieve stress in the sauna. A tranquil massage parlour, complete with massage table and en-suite bathroom reinforces Thornycroft Lodge’s 3 Star rating.
    The rockpool inspired swimming pool is the perfect place to enjoy a hot summer’s day. Surrounded by sun loungers and wooden benches, it is ideal for a visitor looking to escape to paradise.
    After a day of pampering, guests can enjoy a movie in the home cinema, which comes complete with big screen, projector and sound system.
    Thornycroft Lodge is an idyllic choice for conferences, weddings and other special events.
    The newly built Conference Centre, equipped with up-to-date technology, can seat 150 guests. The centre caters for corporate functions, seminars, workshops and brainstorming sessions, as well as up-market weddings, end of year events and formal get-togethers.
    The Conference Centre is isolated from the rest of the Lodge, giving clients the seclusion needed for those special occasions.
    This beautiful hall leads on to an adjacent large patio with large separate bar area, braai facilities, bonfire pit and ablutions.
    For the client looking for a more intimate and relaxed venue, the poolside lapa is the perfect setting.

    Location

    Suburb: Horseshoe Valley
    City: East London
    Province: Eastern Cape

    GPS: -32.9543764 27.8614998

    Closest airport: East LondonApprox distance: 10-20km

Accreditations
  • AA Quality Assured
  • TGCSA
Location
  • Dam
  • River
  • Countryside
Room / Unit facilities
  • Television
  • DSTV
  • Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Non Smoking
  • Disabled & Wheelchair Friendly
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facility
  • Bathroom En-suite
  • Towels & Bed Linen Supplied
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • 2 Adults & 3 Children Per Room
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Xhosa
Meals Served
  • Yes
Catering Options
  • Caters for Halaal
  • Dining room
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar
Attractions & Activities on premises
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • DSTV
Activities nearby
  • Fitness Center
  • Wellness Spa
  • Casino
  • Bird Watching
  • Water Sports
  • Tennis
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving School
Facilities / Services on premises
  • Secure Parking
  • Disabled & Wheelchair Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Wellness Spa
  • Babysitting
  • Nudist Friendly
  • Laundry Service
  • Wedding & Function Venue
Conference Facilities
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Enabled PC
  • Photocopy Machine
  • TV & DVD
  • Overhead Projector
  • Digital Projector
  • Whiteboard
  • Caters for Conferences
  • Conference Room (25 - 50 People)
  • Conference Room (50 + People)
Room Description
Suite:
Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower. Separate lounge with sleeper couch, DSTV, DVD player, fridge / minibar, coffee station and safe

Room:
Double bed, en-suite bathroom. DSTV, DVD player, fridge / minibar, coffee station and safe

Schoolcamp:
4 dorms each sleeping 20 guests on bunk beds. There are plenty of showers, toilets, basins and lockers, a big braai area, and a dining hall seating 80 people
Rates
Accommodation only
Full a la carte breakfast optional - from R26 to R48.50
All other meals are also a la carte
Deposit Requirements
50%
Cancellation Policy
3 months prior to arrival - 50% refund
2 months prior to arrival - 25% refund
1 month prior to arrival - no refund
No-show - no refund
Child Policy
Babies sharing the bed with parents or in own cot - no charge
Sleeper couch - R175 per night
General Driving Directions
N2 between Umtata & King William’s Town:
Look out for the Amalinda exit No 1042
Take the off-ramp, and at the top of the off-ramp turn right when coming from Umtata, or left when coming from King William’s Town
At the T-junction, turn left towards King William’s Town
800m from there you will see our sign “Thornycroft Lodge”
Turn right into Thornycroft Road and follow the signs for approx 2km
Cross the river, and find us on the other side

From Johannesburg on the N6:
Drive all the way down into East London
You will get to a big traffic circle
Turn right, and a bit further, turn right again on the N2 to King William’s Town
Follow the directions above

From Airport:
When leaving the airport turn left onto Settlersway
Continue along Settlersway over the Biko Bridge
The road then becomes Fleet Street
Continue with Fleet Street and go past the big traffic circle
Continue through 3 sets of traffic lights until you reach a stop street
At this stop street you turn left into Fitzpatrick Road
Continue through 2 sets of traffic lights and go onto the North East Expressway
When you are on the North East Expressway, look out for the N2 / King Williams Town direction on your left
Once you are on the N2, you take the Amalinda exit No 1042
At the top of the exit, you turn right
This takes you to a T-junction, Voortrekker Road, where you turn left
Proceed with Voortrekker Road, and a bit further you will see our sign “Thornycroft Lodge”
Turn right into Thornycroft Road
From there you only have approx 2km to go through unspoilt nature
Landmarks
Hemingways - biggest mall in the Eastern Cape
Casino's
Movies
Restaurants
International Convention Centre
Price: R1 - R250 per person
Check-in: After 13:00
Check-out: Before 11:00
TGCSA Grading
three star

We accept

Visa Mastercard American Express
Thornycroft Lodge Pending approvalPopular
Eastern Cape - East London - Horseshoe Valley
  • Type:
  • Guest House
Rooms: 7-10 rooms
Capacity: 108
Groups of: 40+ people
Ref No: ASTAY-00797

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