Thornbush Inn, Ashburton Accommodation, Pietermaritzburg

Thornbush Inn

Ashburton B&B and Self Catering Accommodation

Thornbush Inn Complex is a unique place offering upmarket holidaying and conference facilities. Enter through the main gates and what will behold you is a magnificent sight of thatched buildings, thatched lapa's, winding roads, and pathways encasing landscaped gardens, water features, and wild life statues, not to mention the Bee Hive huts, traditionally known in Zulu as “Ighugwane”, these being fascination to any overseas visitors.

There is a magnificent building under thatch. It has its own kitchen, a private bar, boardroom and conference hall - complete with rear projector TV, computerized projector with white screen and laptop, and sound system. There is a mezzanine floor which houses the Gallery Lounge. The décor is enhanced by the purpose made furnishings in Mozambican Teak wood. All facilities are of the highest standard.

Fountains, indigenous flora, and a bird sanctuary, which contains such birds as Ringtails, Fantails, Love Birds, enhance the tranquil atmosphere of the complex. The majestic figurines of Elephant, Tiger, rhino etc., are made of ironwood from Zimbabwe.

The Lapa's are of varying size. The uniqueness is the furnishings beneath the thatch which includes wicker lounge furniture, T.V. M.Net, DSTV, Gas Braai. The Lapa's are ideal for simply relaxing or even facilitate small workshops.

The swimming pool is situated in the centre of the grounds, within easy reach of all guests. Within the complex this is the smaller of the two swimming pools. It has a lapa overlooking the pool with toilet facilities. The tranquillity of nature abounds within the complex. The far-reaching views, untainted fresh air all contribute to this unique venue.


There are double en suite chalets superbly decorated in individual ethnic themes, family size chalets - ideal for the family getaway or annual vacation, self catering chalets - boasting all the necessities for the family comforts which include T.V.M.Net, DSTV, Microwave, fridge, oven, kettle etc. Crisp linen adorns the beds.

Functions / Weddings and Conferences

The Dining Hall is an exquisite building under thatch. Within the room you are greeted by statues of a Zulu warriors, a large tiled soccer ball inset in the floor, this of course, in preparation for 2010. A large range of windows shows the extensive view. The dining hall is perfect for weddings and functions of any nature as it has it's own kitchen and catering facility.

Thornbush Inn 2015 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

Comrades Rates

Rates are quoted per night

Chalet: ZAR 840

Double Chalets

Rates are quoted per night

Accommodation Only: ZAR 550
Bed and Breakfast: ZAR 650

Family Chalets

Rates are quoted per night

Accommodation Only: ZAR 600
Bed and Breakfast: ZAR 75.00.p.p. extra

Self Catering Chalets

Rates are quoted per night

Per Couple: ZAR 650


Rates are quoted per person per night

Accommodation Only: ZAR 500
Bed and Breakfast: ZAR 575
Self Catering: ZAR 550


Rates are quoted per person

Per Delegate: ZAR 220 (Tea/Coffee/Lunch/Refreshments inclusive)

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Rates may vary with the season
  2. Discounts for long lets and will negotiate if less than four people will be occupying the apartment which sleeps six

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Our LocationDirections and Map of Thornbush Inn


From Pmb you take the Ashburton off ramp to the T junction…turn right the first turning on the right hand side which is bout 60 meters up is Dalkeith Road, this road leads round to the first turning left which is Kinghorn Crescent, where you will see the name sign "Thornbush Inn"

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ZAR 275
  • 20
10 Kinghorn Crescent, Ashburton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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