WHAT’S ON @ WHISTLING THORNS?
People come to Whistling Thorns to enjoy
Peace and Quiet, the Views and the Space.
They come to Relax & have a Swim,
Watch the Scenery and spot the Birds
Whist enjoying a Home Cooked Meal and a Drink
The kitchen is open to visitors staying here from 8 am to 8 pm every day. We are open to Day Visitors from 0930 to 18.00hrs. Irene, Joseph, Pauline and the kitchen staff are proud to prepare excellent meals for you. In addition to our Regular Menu with our Old Time favourites, we also have a Special Menu with Exciting Dishes. All our meals are freshly cooked and they take time to prepare and we use vegetables from our garden.
The swimming pool: is open daily from 09.00hrs to 18.00hrs. Use is free for clients having full meals with us or staying overnight. Otherwise the charges are 300/- p.p.
Parents are advised to supervise their children when in (or out) of the swimming pool. We do have costumes and towels for hire if you forgot to bring them: costumes are 300/- and a towel 200/-. Please make sure you return these items to the bar after use! Thank you.
Walks: You can go for walks on your own in the surrounding area – this is open savannah grassland and you can’t get lost. Apart from a chance to see Gazelles and perhaps Zebras, you will certainly see the Masai and their cattle. The people are very welcoming, please respect the local community. If you like to have a guide: Emmanuel- a local Masai – can accompany you on your walk and he charges 600/-.The walk is between 2 and 3 hours. He will show you round and inform you of the people and the environment you are walking through.
Bird Watching: the immediate grounds of Whistling Thorns host a large variety of birds which can easily be spotted. The Sunbirds are our regular visitors.
Massage for Total Relaxation: On request, Irene from The Massage and Alternative Therapy Centre Matasia, can do a full Body Massage at 4500/- leaving you feeling brand new!
Children & Playground: There is a playground with a Tree House, and some swings for the children. We can put up a bouncing castle at 1000/- for the afternoon, and we have a large field for youngsters (and the young and fit at heart) to play football etc. Please make sure you bring your own balls. We only have flat ones.
Camping Site: You can put up your tent (800/-p.p.p.night) or we can set up a tent for you (900/- p.p. sharing), and we provide a mattress. You must bring bedding. Camping charges include the use of the swimming pool. You need to book the use of the campsite in advance, and check our campsite rules.
WIFI: Is available to customers who are staying with us and are having meals. Otherwise the charge is 300/-
Have you visited our little shop? It is tucked away in front of the Bar and you might just see that present you were looking for! In the corner of the Bar we have a nice selection of Vlisco and other Dutch Wax materials for that special outfit.
Our Accommodation: We have a variety of Accommodation from Standard Rooms, Luxury Tents to the Master Suite, prices vary from 4500 to 8000/- per night for two people accommodation only. We serve morning coffee or tea on your verandah free of charge.
Staff Parties/Birthdays/Weddings/Team Building & Goat Eating Sessions: Visit our website www.whistlingthorns.com for details of food and drinks prices(under Activities/Parties).
Retreats, Conferences and Group Bookings: We can cater for 25/28 people in our cottages (3 units – 6 people)6 standard twin rooms (12 people) and luxury tents (4 doubles) and one Master Bedroom (double). For groups of 10 people and more we charge 2970/-p.p.sharing B&B, (single supplement 900). Our Conference Room seats 16 people and the charge is 5000 per day – It is free to groups of min 10people who stay at WT on FB basis (5750/-p.p.sharing)
Whistling Thorns and our Environment: Did you know that we cook on Biogas? Did you know that our greens come from our Shamba, our Tilapia from our fish pond and we have home grown pork on our menu. Did you know that we have Solar Hot water in Cottages 1,2 and 3, the campsite block and rooms 4, 5, and 6? And we have just got Solar lights for each unit: so if you feel like leaving the light on in the bathroom all night try using this –it cuts out the electricity and will give sufficient light from 7pm to 7am. By the way you can buy these nifty little lights at any Total Petrol Station for 1200/-!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us
We hope you have enjoyed our place and hope to see you again soon
Thank you for visiting Whistling Thorns