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Thornybush Game Lodge

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Thornybush Game Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 20 suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Thornybush Game Lodge, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, offers outstanding service delivery to every guest. Whether you are a couple looking for an exclusive, romantic, private safari; a family looking to occupy your little ones or a group with a diverse range of requirements, Game Lodge is the place for you.

Game Lodge offers unique exclusive Safari experiences in both open Land Rovers, and on foot. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

Thornybush is one of the few exclusive private game lodges in South Africa that especially caters for children. Special game drives, activities, treasure hunts and a goodies pack are just some of the ways children are kept occupied & completely enthralled with the bush.

Rooms & Suites:

Thornybush Game Reserve's exclusive private Thornybush Game Lodge provides accommodation consisting of stylish air-conditioned suites, with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. There are 18 suites, 2 family suites and accommodation caters for a maximum of 40 people collectively.

From within the sumptuous individual suites, each with full en-suite facilities, outdoor shower and private decks, sweeping vistas over the savannah and ever active water hole can be enjoyed. Bathrooms boast large glass windows, offering unique game viewing in & past the river bed. Superb attention to detail and highly personalized service make for a memorable stay.

Food & Wine:

Enjoy sumptuous meals, either in the boma, bush or lodge. In the evening, guests can socialise with a cognac, single malt or cigar around the campfire or lounge.

Amani Spa:

Amani Spa's, operators of the Thornybush Game Lodge Spa Centre, have just completed the construction and renovation of existing Spa facilities at this flagship five star game lodge. The new centre, almost three times the size of the previous operation and with two full-time therapists, will offer a full range of treatments for Thornybush Game Lodge guests, as well as satellite treatments to our guests at Chapungu and the group's self catering camp, Nkelenga, both camps located a short distance from Thornybush Game Lodge.


Thornybush Game Lodge offers unique exclusive Safari experiences in both open Land Rovers, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

Morning and evening safaris in open landrovers are conducted by qualified rangers and trackers from all lodges, with walks encouraged for the more adventurous. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safaris or walks. Children between the age of 6 and 12 will be permitted at the sole discretion of lodge management.

Thornybush Game Reserve is situated in a malaria area, prophylactic measures are recommended.

  • Rates from: R 6210.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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