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JBay Zebra Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Property entrance
Leopard Family Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, minibar
Reception hall

Overview of JBay Zebra Lodge

JBay Zebra Lodge

4.0 star property
Mountain country house in Thornhill with winery and outdoor pool
9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

21 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
442 Strandfontein Alongside R102, Old Cape Road Jeffreys Bay, Thornhill, Eastern Cape, 6375
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Crossways Country Kitchen - 9 min drive
  • Gamtoos Fiery Hotel - 10 min drive
  • Maxi's - 4 min drive

About this property

JBay Zebra Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Thornhill, JBay Zebra Lodge features a winery and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 380 per vehicle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. This upscale country house also features an outdoor pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 7 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Mountain biking
  • Beach nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • Winery on site
  • Reception hall


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 380 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 380 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

JBay Zebra Lodge Thornhill
JBay Zebra Thornhill
JBay Zebra
JBay Zebra Lodge Thornhill
JBay Zebra Lodge Country House
JBay Zebra Lodge Country House Thornhill

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at JBay Zebra Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at JBay Zebra Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at JBay Zebra Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at JBay Zebra Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by JBay Zebra Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 7 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 380 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at JBay Zebra Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at JBay Zebra Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the country house's other amenities, which include a winery and a picnic area. JBay Zebra Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near JBay Zebra Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does JBay Zebra Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio and a yard.







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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful scenery, friendly staff, zebra roaming the property
Colin, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

L, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Zebra-Lodge was the perfect get-away for us. Just perfect.
Lucia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a wonderful surprise Zebra Lodge was. It so exceeded my expectations. The Lodge is beautiful, and the large acreage on which it sits is stunning. Stunning! The food was delicious. Our time there was indeed special, and we hope to return.
John, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We knew seeing zebras are not guaranteed, because they are wild animals. So we were so happy that we saw 7 of them grazing in the morning right by our breakfast table! The tent cabin we were in was very private. The dinner and breakfast we had there were delicious. The owners were so friendly. They even sold us the napkin holders from our dinner table when we said we liked them and we wouldn't be able to make it to buy them where she said she bought them. Loved everything about the stay!
Darla, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

In splendid isolation, all recently built in a contemporary style and to a high standard, the lodges are quite large with great views and very comfortable. Reception with lounge and restaurant serves excellent freshly prepared food.
3-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The lodge is beautiful and the views superb. However, we did not feel particularly welcome and the meal we had was overly expensive and of average quality, there was no choice at any point. It was difficult to find the lodge and to access you really need a 4WD SUV.
Alison, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Only stayed one night en route to Port Elizabeth, so it was convenient for us. Pleasant hosts and clean accommodation.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simply superb, service and attention to detail by owners were of the highest quality Will recommend the lodge to anybody
James, 2-night romance trip
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