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    Thornybush Waterside Lodge

    Guernsey Road | Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
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    “game drives” (49 reviews)
    “outside world” (2 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 174 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The place is truly wonderful. The staff is outstanding! Our driver, Juluka, was top notch. So was our tracker - John! Every drive they found us amazing things to see. We saw all of the big five in our first drive out. Then every other...More

    Thank Robb M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed with our kids (9 and 7) for three nights at the Waterside Lodge and had an amazing time. We saw all animals we desired and more. Chad is a great guide, Frank an excellent tracker - Many thanks again, guys!! The whole staff...More

    Thank Jochen S
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there Jochen S, thank-you for leaving this review! How wonderful that you all had such a great time - a safari is an incredible experience, for children especially :) Hope to see you again, take care.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My partner Sharon and I recently spent 3 days and nights at the lodge. From the time we were welcomed until the time we were farewelled we were looked after like family. Our Butler Jimmy ( I never had a butler before) took great care...More

    Thank berryan
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there berryan, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay with us at Thornybush Waterside Lodge. I'm thrilled that you got to see so much and had such a wonderful time! Take care

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Stayed here for two nights during our stay in Thornybush Game Preserve (also stayed at Chapungu for 3 nights - see other review). Beautiful property with lots of animal viewing right on the property. However, the highlight of our stay was our amazing game drives...More

    Thank Carol H
    Response from Candice W, Carol H at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Carol H, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! I'm so glad you got to see so much. It really is quite remarkable what the rangers and trackers are able to spot :) Looking forward to having back with us...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    We stayed at Waterside Lodge for 3 nights.What a truly amazing experience, everything was perfect. The food at every meal was lovely and freshly cooked, the accommodation was really comfortable and spacious having everything you need including air con, although the ceiling fan was enough...More

    Thank Karen M
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there Karen M, thank-you so much for leaving this review! How wonderful that you got to see the cheetah cubs - we are so proud to have them here. Take care.

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$489 - US$1,316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • 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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    Room & Suite (32)
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    rmak2009
    17 July 2017|
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    Response from PrincessBethany |
    It is possible to undertake a "bush walk". If you are under 60 this is fine, if over 60, you have to have had a recent medical and a doctors certificate to state you are well enough. the walk would start after your hot... More
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    17 July 2017|
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    Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
    No. There're was non offered to us, but we had kids which I believe is typically a barrier
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    10 January 2017|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    I'm afraid this Lodge does not include local wines.
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    "I think all rooms are similar. Closer to main resort area given remote area and possible animal population"
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    "There are not that many rooms but each one is wonderful."
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    "All rooms are excellent"
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    "Our room did not have a view. I believe that a few may have a bit of a view."
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