Thornycroft Lodge East London Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Eastern Cape

Thornycroft Lodge

Backpackers Accommodation at Thornycroft Road, Horseshoe Valley, East London, 5201, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

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).


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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -32.954230555555554
Longitude: 27.860469444444444

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
November 2006 - 6 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Worst place ever. Paid in advance for a month and after 2 days wanted to leave as everything stated about the place was a lie. First day of my friend from...

Michael Nass, East London Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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