KwaZulu Natal Accommodation at Thornleys Guest House in Eshowe
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  • Guests8
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Thornleys Guest House is an Eshowe Bed & Breakfast providing accommodation in 3 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Zululand region.

About Thornleys Guest House

Only an hour and quarter's drive to the North of King Shaka International airport in Durban. Thornleys is an ideal week-end getaway destination for the city dweller who wants some genuine country serenity. Thornleys is a small, up market guest house, situated in the historical town of Eshowe, in the heart of Zululand. A luxury home away from home ... relaxation, Zululand style.


With only three en-suite bedrooms and ample living area, Thornleys offers comfortable and affordable accommodation. Thornleys has a wonderful collection of antiques which make for a very definite Zululand colonial feel.

Additional Facilities

A homely environment is what we strive for at Thornleys and Guests are encouraged to make full use of the house facilities. A central feature of Thornleys is the house pub. Complete with a fireplace, braai and a big screen TV. It makes for a very pleasant atmosphere to view cricket or rugby on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Relax near the pool, or read a book or surf the internet on one of the verandas, Thornleys offers free Wi-Fi to guests. The garden is lush and stretches into the magnificent Dlinza forest which makes for great birding, right on your doorstep.

The garden is lush and stretches into the magnificent Dlinza forest which makes for great birding, right on your doorstep. A recent addition to Thornleys is the birding deck, 4 metres high and overlooking the Dlinza forest. Guests can enjoy forest birding with coffee in hand, a wonderful way to go birding in early morning. And perfect for sundowners in the evening!

Breakfast and Dining

The private dining room offers both continental and full English breakfasts. Lunch and dinner can also be arranged on request.

Golfing and Birding

Golf and birding are probably Eshowe's biggest draw cards. Eshowe Hills Golf Course is a magnificent 18 hole course which at 104 years old is the oldest in Zululand! The ourse is a 10 minute drive from Thornleys B & B and golf clubs are available for hire.


Eshowe is the perfect base-camp from which to travel and experience the real Zululand. Keep one's travel valuables and belongings in a safe environment and be free to explore the sights and sounds of the area. For the international tourist, Thornleys is a perfect stopover place for those wishing to travel to:

• The Northern Natal Battlefields
• Zululand Game Reserves (Hluhluwe / Umfolozi / Mkuze)
• Zululand beach resorts (Sodwana, Cape Vidal)
• Ponta Do Ouro (Mozambique)

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)


  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

King Bed En-Suite

An en-suite bedroom with king sized bed & a desk

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Family Room

A Large en-suite bedroom which has a king sized bed and also 2 single beds

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Need to Know

Response timeThornleys Guest House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)King Shaka International - 110km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since November 2011

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