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Thornybush Lodges

The Thornybush Game Reserve is within the Greater Kruger National Park and offers the "Big 5" to all who visit, an area of exceptional beauty.

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, then any of the below Lodges would suite you.

Below is our selection of hand picked lodges in the Thornybush reserve, suitable for all budgets.

Thornybush Game Reserve


Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane
From ZAR 14600.00 pp
Royal Malewane provides an escape from the constraints of modern life to a synthesis of wildest Africa and age-old colonial splendour. As the lodge is set deep in the African bush, this is ideal for the traveller who wants to experience true Africa.
Royal Malewane

Serondella Lodge

Serondella Lodge
From ZAR 3966.00 pp
Serondella Lodge accommodates only eight guests in 4 luxuriously appointed suites, the camp is set along the banks of a Monwana tributary. Each suite is carefully positioned to ensure privacy and stunning vistas.
Thornybush Serondella Lodge

Chapungu Lodge

Chapungu Lodge
From ZAR 3510.00 pp Chapungu Lodge is authentically and tastefully furnished in colonial splendour, hand-picked pieces fill the lodge and its five air-conditioned en-suite tents, enhancing the ambience and comforts typical of a bygone era of Southern Africa.
Thornybush Chapungu Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge
From ZAR 6210.00 pp
Game Lodge offers unique exclusive Safari experiences in both open Land Rovers and on foot, whether you are a couple or a family looking to occupy your little ones Game Lodge is certainly the destination of choice for you.
Thornybush Game Lodge

Shumbalala Lodge

Shumbalala Lodge
From ZAR 6000.00 pp
One of the Shumbalala's key attractions is its underground wine cellar in full view of the river. This unique facility is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or can be converted into a small conference room with added atmosphere.
Thornybush Shumbalala Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge
From ZAR 3966.00 pp
Jackalberry Lodge is situated within the heart of this Private Game Reserve, which is one of the world's premier big five game viewing areas, is without doubt one of our most popular Thornybush Lodges that we have on offer.
Thornybush Jackalberry Lodge

Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve
Covers 11 000 hectares
147 mammals + 'Big 5'
Approximately 507 bird species
Adjacent to the Kruger National Park
Family friendly lodges on offer
6 lodges to choose from
Safari options for all budgets

Thornybush South Africa

Thornybush South Africa
South Africa's Thornybush Game Reserve is a must visit safari destinations for those looking for fantastic wildlife and birdlife. The safari options that we have on offer range across most budget levels as well as options for private romantic retreats or family friendly based lodges.

  • Kruger Park Map

  • Kruger Park Map
  • Our Map with all the lodges and safari camps that we have on offer within South Africa's most famed of National Parks. Each and every establishment has been pin-pointed on a scroll-able and zoom-able Google map for your viewing pleasure.
  • Getting to the Kruger

  • Getting to the Kruger
  • There are so many options on how to get the National Park from Johannesburg or Cape Town, fly, drive or be driven. Here is our guide on the various options that are available across all price points.
  • Nearby Kruger Activities

  • Nearby Kruger Activities
  • Whilst offering up some of the best wildlife safaris on the African continent, there may be a morning or a day where one needs to take a break and do something completely different, here is a list of recommended options.
  • Kruger Mammal List

  • Kruger Mammal List
  • Interested in spotting the famed "Big 5" well that might just be easier than you might expect with estimated numbers as follows; Rhinoceros +-7000 (both white and black), Buffalo +- 27000, Leopard +- 2000, Lion +- 2800 and Elephants +- 12000.
  • Kruger Bird List

  • Kruger Bird List
  • The National Park herself and surrounding private games reserves offer without question some of the finest birding in Southern Africa, with over 500 species (some that are found nowhere else).