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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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All reviews outdoor shower self catering the reserve river bed staff were wonderful game lodge safari experience lounge area wild animals memorable experience sundowner drinks off road blown away family suite meal times within hours kruger national park
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in October only just arriving home this morning. We had the most fantastic time. The staff are such a happy hard working team, nothing is too much trouble. The food is wonderful, always freshly prepared and home cooked. We...More

Thank Eagle734
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Eagle734, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge! I have to agree with you - sundowners in the bush, surrounded by animals in their natural habitat is truly a magical experience, I'm glad...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well managed facility kept in top condition by an infailingly cheerful staff. Game drives we're all productive and our Ranger, Joe, even offered a hike option. His skills made the drives absolutely super. Clean, efficient and well run sum it up...and lots of animals, by...More

Thank Richard C
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Richard C, thank-you for leaving this review of your stay at Thornybush lodge!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from tour of S Africa … highlight of trip was indisputably the 4 days at Thornybush … the accommodations were first rate, the food excellent, but the strength of the lodge is its people. Everyone was friendly, accommodating and eager to please. The...More

Thank Isaobel
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Isaobel, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge. It is very difficult not to get caught up in the magic that is the African bush - I'm delighted that you got to experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we take a luxery suite with private deck and pool , we pay in two days about 8000 rand more for the pool , But only eskimo can go in that water and i think this is from april to half october the case ,its...More

Thank yves v
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Hi there yves v, thanks for leaving this review of your stay with us. I'm sorry that the pool temperature was not what you were expecting. I hope that you were at least able to see some animals, and that the rest of your stay...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful stay at thornybush game lodge. It was at leat 5 star accommodation and service and the game drives were incredible. The staff are professional, friendly and go the extra mile to make your stay perfect. The accommodation itself is beautiful,...More

1  Thank KirstenV2
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there KirstenV2, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us, and that you felt well taken care of in the food department :) Hope to see you back again...More

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Thornybush Game Lodge (Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)- 18 luxury suites & 2 family suites (40 guests). Nestled in the heart of Big 5 country part of the Greater Kruger National Park, More with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies 14 000 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, this is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The elegant and exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Cruisers and on walking safaris, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Beauty Spa or relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Parking
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
US$1,157 - US$1,441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
US$1,157 - US$1,441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Ngala Airfield16 km
Hoedspruit Airport23 km
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Antony W
25 July 2018|
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Response from Candice W | Property representative |
Hi Antony, you can just charge your drinks to your room and then on check-out, pay everything with a credit card. You may need some cash if you want to leave a tip at the end of your stay although this is totally up to you.
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Eugene Z
13 January 2018|
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Response from Candice W | Property representative |
Best would be to email the lodge, they will definitely be able to help orgainse the transfer and will inform you of the costs.
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"to my knowledge, all rooms offer luxury accommodation, with outside decks to view game and even an outdoor..."
Isaobel
1 week ago
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"All of the rooms are amazing!"
daniclairewilson
2 Aug 2018
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"all rooms are good."
242gweng
14 Mar 2018
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"Thornybush Game Lodge has 20 lodges, of which 2 cater to families - the others have beds for couples (or..."
654henryl
6 Mar 2018
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