Overview

  • 20 Comfortable Luxury Suites
  • Thornybush Private Nature Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Nestled in the heart of big five country adjacent to the Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies over 14,000 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, that is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. It is here that a superlative safari destination, the elegant and exclusive 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Thornybush Game Lodge is the personification of perfection. Nothing is spared in the attention to detail.

Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open game vehicles and on foot, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine or while away the moments in our Thornybush Spa.

Unrivalled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. The 20 luxury suites each with private indoor/outdoor showers and viewing decks, overlook the seasonal Monwana River and offer an unsurpassed, 5-star luxury, wild encounter with seclusion and elegance, a seamless experience.

Sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the African Bushveld and ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalized service make for a memorable stay.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Located in a private concession adjacent to Kruger National Park;
  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing;
  • Relaxed and family-like feel;
  • Spacious, luxurious accommodation with great views of the Monwana River;
  • Family-friendly and fun kids' activities like treasure hunts and baking;
  • Fantastic spa facilities with treatments for the entire family.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas, coffees & snacks
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open vehicles
  • Bushveld walks
  • Drinks on game drives

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • TV Room
  • View deck
  • Pool
  • Conference Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Laundry Service
  • Kiddies Club
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security

Rooms

Luxury Suite

Available: 18 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge. Calming, earth tones are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the Savannah, indoor and outdoor showers. All suites have air conditioning and feature a mini-bar and coffee station.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

Thornybush Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service

Family Suite

Available: 2 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults & 2 children

The family suites feature a private plunge pool on the deck. Another extra in these units is the lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the luxury suites.

Thornybush Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service

Activities

Thornybush Nature Reserve has arranged for many thrilling activities for their guests. Activities range from dawn and dusk safaris, afternoon game drives, guided bush walks, game viewing, and hot air balloon expeditions. The lodge has their own experienced and skilled trackers who will accompany the guests on their safari adventures. The lodge will look after providing their guests’ scrumptious and mouthwatering breakfast that will be laid ready after they return from their thrilling morning activities.

Those guests who wish to stay indoors, the lodge has its renowned Thornybush Amani Spa facilities available. Guests are free to avail their unique and soothing therapies to feel completely relaxed.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Swimming
  • Game Walks
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bird Watching
  • Night Drives
  • Spa treatments

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From $632
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Family SuitePer person per night sharing From $693

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From $632
01 JAN - 31 DEC 2018Family SuitePer person per night sharing From $693

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas, coffees & snacks
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open vehicles
  • Bushveld walks
  • Drinks on game drives

Reviews

Based on 387 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Rustic Elegance with Great Game Viewing”

Fabulous accommodations which others have described – outdoor showers are a terrific experience. But the reason you come is to see the game and they did deliver- both white and black rhino ( something I hadn’t seen in two previous trips to Africa) lions, leopards and the usual suspects such as baboons who run around the camp banging on your door in the middle of the night! Leopards also wander the camp but all is well!

~ Sharon M ~ Indianapolis, Indiana
Kruger National Park

“The best game lodge I can imagine!”

What a spectacular time we had at Thornybush! The staff was fantastic both at the lodge and out in the bush. We saw more animals up close than I would ever have expected.
The food was delicious (and not too exotic) and presented in several beautiful settings.
A nice gift shop, with good quality items from around Africa.
Our room was separate, looked like a native hut on the outside, and luxurious inside (including tub and both inside and outside showers!).
Game drives happened at 5:30 AM and 3:30 PM, so we saw both the dawn and sundown animals (not to mention the Sundowner drinks in the bush right at sunset).
I’d love to go back–if it only weren’t so far away!

~ BluegrassGuy06 ~ Warren, PA
Kruger National Park

“Amazing 3 days”

Our room was outstanding–huge canopy bed, wonderful bathroom with 2 sinks, an outdoor shower, waterfall shower inside along with a big tub overlooking the game reserve. Monkeys on our balcony and elephants outside the dining area and bar. The food was wonderful with lots of variety and fresh fruit. The highlight was the game drives with friendly and knowledgeable tracker and guide. We saw all the big five, up close!

~ mmontanaman884 ~ La Canada Flintridge, California
Kruger National Park

“The most amazing experience”

I stayed at Thornybush Game lodge with my partner who hadn’t been to South Africa and wow this place made us fall in love with the country!
We had Greg as our game ranger and as with all the rangers and trackers he came up trumps!
From seeing the herds of elephant swimming and playing in their natural watering hole, the hippo doing his water show, a leopard being inches away with cubs along with Giraffe, wild dogs, zebra, buffalo, lion just too many to mention. The staff were incredible and food and room were amazing!
We will be back at Christmas!

~ pippagriffin2018 ~ London, United Kingdom

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