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About Thornwood Lodge

Thornwood Lodge is a rustic lodge, an ideal group venue, sleeping up to 16 guests, in the Waterberg district of Bela Bela, 200 km from Johannesburg along the R516. We are specifically a group venue and hire out the whole lodge to one group at a time. This is to ensure our guests have privacy and security. There are three chalets and two loft rooms, a central lapa area with a well-equipped kitchen, a viewing deck, a rim-flow swimming pool, a boma area for braais and bonfires, and a games room with pool and table tennis. The self-catering lodge is serviced daily and has free Wi fi .<

Safari: Game is present to be viewed, by walking safari or from the deck; Njala, kudu, bushbuck, blesbok, warthog, implala, and zebra.

Spa: Rim flow Swimming Pool

Golf: In the Area: Zebula Elements. Koro Creek. Legends

Family friendly: Family and friends groups can all stay together , on same property, with no-one else . Self catering and secure. Full DSTV and Wi Fi.

Romantic: Sun rises and sun sets Rim flow pool with a view. Lazy lapa with TV Bush braai and bon fire boma

Covid Safety Approved: All necessary precautions taken and PPE supplied in each room and in the lapa.

 Sleeps 16
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Reviews: 10 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days


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  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 18 Jan 2021 and 18 Mar 2021)

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Important Information

We are a group venue only, sleeping up to 16. Weekend bookings are 2 nights , as long weekend bookings are 3 nights.
50% deposit confirms booking. Balance is due 5 days before your arrival, with your details so that your Entry Permit can be sent to you. This is presented at the gate. A R750.00 refundable breakage/key deposit is required to be payed to the establishment , and refunded in the following week.

4 Extra guests over 16 can be accommodated on 2 bunk beds in the games room @ 200.00 pppns and under extra 5 year olds can be accommodated on floor mattresses at no charge.
If required , there is a 2 bed self contained cottage -sleeping 4 @ R1000.00 p/n
Reduced rates for smaller groups, please inquire.

Guest Reviews

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diaan terblanche
November 2020
This is really a hidden gem. Everything was there. Fully equiped kitchen. Nice venue for groups. Dawid and Victoria know the conscept of privacy. This place is highly recomended. We enjoy it and will definetly be back.
fourie roux
November 2020
The kitchen stove can be better
brenda nel
November 2019
Well situated, hosts Dave and Victoria professional, lodge well equipped, swimming pool well located with a beautiful view. The mosquitos can be dealt with, it was a cause of big discomfort.
malesela ledwala
October 2018
Great place, we loved the fact that the lodge was solely for us that weekend, Excellent for our group. The hosts Dave and Victoria were of great assistance. The mosquitoes were a HUGE problem, something needs to be done about that. Having previously stayed at nearby lodges Mabalingwe and Zebula and mosquitoes were not that bad I believe Thornwood can also deal with them.
liesl dobson
August 2018
Our group of 16 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thornwood Lodge, Bela-Bela. The staff, David and Victoria, were very friendly and helpful and made sure that our needs were met and attended to. The Lodge offers a variety of activities for old and young - the games room with the pool and table tennis table can tell stories of "big matches" that were played. Sitting on the deck, enjoying a sun-downe... Read more


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • 220 Volt
  • Balcony
  • Double bed
  • Express check in
  • Fridge
  • Internet Cafe
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Suites
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)


  • AA Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Thornwood Lodge location

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Thornwood Lodge is 33.5km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 112.5km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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