• 4 Luxury Spacious Suites
  • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

N’Kaya Lodge is situated in the heart of the Thornybush Game Reserve forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. N’Kaya Lodge offers guests a secluded base for a quiet, peaceful retreat.

Overlooking the Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range and shaded by tall trees, n’Kaya Lodge boasts tastefully decorated suites reflecting the warm, earthy tones and indigenous woods of its surrounds – combining luxury with natural simplicity.

The four thatched suites are built around the edge of a clearing, distanced from one another to ensure total privacy. Shaded by tall trees, the suites look out over the camp’s superb pool. Each suite consists of a double bedroom, two en-suite bathrooms, and a lounge. The lounge can be converted into an additional bedroom by the use of inter-leading doors. In-between drives, guests may find themselves in the newly built hide observing wildlife around the waterhole.


  • Sumptuous meals served under the stars;
  • Luxurious air-conditioned suites;
  • Home to the Big Five;
  • Intimate wildlife encounters;
  • Situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve;
  • Great value for money.



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Wine cellar
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Boma
  • Swimming pool
  • Conference facility
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Private Vehicle
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Parking


Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Suite
N’Kaya Game Lodge

Available: 4 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 02:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge Area
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Mosquito Nets
  • More

    FROM R5455

    TO R8183

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    The camp owns a waterhole within sight of the lounge and bar. It attracts many species of game, as well as a prolific bird life. After evening safaris guests gather around the huge open-hearth fireplace and share exciting experiences over coffee and liquors of their safari in South Africa.

    Safaris in open Land Rovers and bush walks can be tailored to guests on specific requirements. Adventure into excellent night and morning game viewing from open Land Rovers during a safari in South Africa. If you want to relax; laze beside the pool on hot African afternoons or sip a sundowner at the outdoor pub.

    The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the “Big Five”, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

    • Bird Watching
    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Game Walks
    • Night Drives
    • Swimming


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2019Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From R5455
    Per person per night single From R8183

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2019Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From R5455
    Per person per night single From R8183


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Two game drives daily
    • Teas and coffees
    • 15% VAT
    • Bushveld walks


    Based on 107 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “A wonderful professional and intimate experience”

    My friends my husband and I had the privilege to spend 3 nights at this great lodge.
    We loved everything. The welcoming atmosphere, the lovely spacious rooms, the excellent food and mainly the couple who runs the lodge. Werner who was our guide for the 3 days. He is very friendly, prepared and experienced. It was nice to sit at the table with him and openly talk about anything. His wife Nicky is adorable, always ready to welcome the guests returning from the safari, very quiet but always available. They prepared a special candlelit dinner one night and everybody loved it. They really do their best to make the guests happy. I highly recommend it.

    ~ MS-aroundtheworld ~ Faenza, Italy
    Kruger National Park

    “Memorable experience”

    Enthusiasm, passion, dedication and devotion are the key qualities associated with the team running this lodge. A great experience during the four days we spent with them. All details were well taken care of with efficiency and warmth. The mood generated was contagious and promoted real camaraderie among all the guests creating a great social as well as safari experience. Thanks to all the team, particularly Andre and Andreis who were our vital links to the wild throughout the stay.

    ~ smalti32 ~ Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park


    Have sadly just left N’Kaya Lodge today and are now in Pretoria. We had three wonderful nights being looked after magnificently by Andre and Lene. With only 4 suits it is a very personal and intimate service, yet remained friendly and professional. Our tracker was Andreas and he is one fantastic tracker; with his expertise accompanied by Andre’s great skills in driving and spotting animals too, we had a thoroughly great time. We were very lucky with seeing the animals and saw all ‘big 5’ along with a plethora of other animals from hippo, zebra, impala, kudu and giraffe to a dung beetle and lots of birds and vultures; it was the most wonderful experience. The food was fantastic at every meal time. Our rooms were extremely comfortable and clean, there are two bathrooms – one with a bath and the other a shower. We cannot recommend this lodge highly enough and would go back and stay with them again in a heartbeat. Wishing you both good luck for your wedding in October guys.

    ~ LadyMac49 ~ Durham, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park


    N’kaya lodge was our favorite from the three lodges we visited during our first stay in South Africa. Thanks to Werner and Andris all our game drives were fantastic, their knowledge and enthusiasm were outstanding. The mixture of these safaris together with leisure time at the pool and in the beautiful suites (lovely decorated), wonderful meals prepared by Nicky and team was so awesome that we considered staying there instead of visiting another lodge (which was not possible because N’kaya was fully booked after our lucky very private stay – it was just the two of us.) What a treat. Thank you!

    ~ frisa2016 ~ Bonn, Germany

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