About Thornycroft Lodge
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 landscape cocoon you in a bubble of tranquility, separating you from the bustle of 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 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 or at the pool when weather permits. (Lunches and dinner by prior arrangement only).
ENTERTAINMENT AND FACILITIES
The thatched poolside bar is the heart of the lodge and the ideal way to end the day. Enjoy a game of pool, darts or 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 include 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), horse riding nearby*, guided quad biking trail with hired bikes nearby*, paintball nearby*, pristine golf courses nearby*. (* extra charge)
We are close to Hemingways Casino, East Coast Resorts and the Wild Coast with it’s beautiful beaches. Our travel desk offers advice on day trips and things to see and do in the East London area. There is secure parking for bikes and boats. Please notify us upon making your reservation.