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    Thornybush Game Lodge

    Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    “outdoor shower” (30 reviews)
    “self catering” (6 reviews)
    “river bed” (7 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 289 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    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...More

    Thank Sharon M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A warm welcome from the hospitable and well organised staff. Luxurious rooms with indoor & outdoor showers. Fabulous views with occasional game passing by. Game drivers and trackers are friendly & knowledgeable.  Plentiful sightings of large and small game. Delicious food freshly prepared. The spa...More

    Thank Rehana M
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there Rehana M, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! I'm so glad that you got to experience a bush walk AND got to see a herd of elephants - what an incredible experience. Hope to see you back again...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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...More

    Thank mmontanaman884
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there mmontanaman884, thank-you for taking the time to leave this review for the Thornybush Lodge. I'm thrilled that you got to see all the Big 5, and not just from a distance either :) Hope to see you back again some day. Take care.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed at Monwana Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge from 17th -22nd September for our Honeymoon (5 nights: 9 game drives). Our Lodge staff were fabulous and can't thank Ruan and Shelley enough. The cook was amazing and produced food catering to EVERY dietary need -...More

    Thank PrincessBethany
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there PrincessBethany, than-you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed review. It is always so wonderful to hear of guests coming to Thornybush for their honeymoon, such a special thing to do to mark a life event. Looking forward to seeing...More

    Reviewed 10 October 2017

    In mid-September, we arrived at Thornybush Game Lodge for our first safari experience. I was pleasantly surprised to see that our vehicles were completely open and our tracker and ranger took us off road to see the animals as close as you can imagine! They...More

    1  Thank Janette S
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 16 October 2017

    Hi there Janette S, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review. How wonderful that you got to see so much and that the experience was an enriching one. I love that you feel like you were the animals guests at the...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$1,084 - US$1,437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    Georgi L
    14 August 2017|
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    Response from marymc507 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, we had wifi throughout the lodge.
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    Ian M
    11 February 2017|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    Hi Ian, Temperatures only really start dropping around May but always wise to bring along something warm to wear in case of a chilly morning / evening, otherwise dress is informal and comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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    GastrodontUK
    2 November 2016|
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    Response from Roken74 | Reviewed this property |
    We took malaria tablets whilst in South Africa the beds have netting and we were not aware of mozzies but we did not hance it
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    "Rooms 6 and 7 are close the the restaurant and were a good option for a family of four"
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    "Use the outdoor shower. No one can see you but nature"
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    "all great rooms"
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    "Mine was 18 with a nice private plunge pool. Loved it."
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