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    Thornybush Game Lodge

    Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Average1%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Thornybush Waterside Lodge
    246 reviews
    #3 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
     
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    Reviewed 4 February 2017

    My wife and I traveled with another couple and spent 3 nights at Thornybush Lodge and I can't begin to say enough good things about it. The staff were all friendly and helpful, the accommodations were spectacular (my wife particularly loved the outdoor shower) and...More

    Thank mehorst
    Reviewed 29 January 2017

    We spent two nights at Thornybush Game Lodge and loved the experience. The rooms were great and we learned how lucky we were to have air conditioning as our other stops did not have that amenity. Given it was rainy season when we were there,...More

    Thank Ellen L
    Reviewed 20 January 2017

    Fantastically luxurious lodge with all amenities, a spa, a pool, outdoor showers overlooking a watering hole and staff that are always on hand to help. The food is excellent and the rangers and trackers incredibly knowledgeable on all the flora & fauna. So many majestic...More

    1  Thank HughWB
    Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

    The big 5 all in the first day ... elephants grazing at the water's edge, brush with a leopard within 1 meter, photos and food galore! An experience of a lifetime!! And ... amazing Grace, the butler. The hospitality and rooms were terrific. Sophisticated nature...More

    Thank Dutch_traveler_2012
    Reviewed 5 January 2017

    in the middle of kruger park an island of civilization. comfortable and huge rooms great food and of top of all the two guides who took us moorning and evenning to search for animals in the park and we saw the big five and much...More

    Thank Nilly E
    Thornybush Waterside Lodge
    246 reviews
    #3 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
     
    Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
    181 reviews
    #8 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
     
    Serondella Game Lodge
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    Waterbuck Game Lodge
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    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$1,087 - US$1,380 (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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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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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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    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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    RadhikaSooraj
    27 September 2016|
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    Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
    It is a long drive from joburg to the reserve. I don't think that they will allow young ones on the game drives as the vehicles do not have covering. All food is prepared by them in the kitchens.
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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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    "this is a lodge in a natonal park but very relaxing"
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    "Mine was 18 with a nice private plunge pool. Loved it."
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