- Family friendly
- Big 5
- Meal times
- Swimming pool
- Family suites
- Amani Spa
Thornybush Game Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Thornybush Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 20 suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
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, Thornybush Game Lodge is the place for you.
A classic safari experience awaits in a reserve that is brimming with wildlife and birdlife all from one of the regions best lodges.
The famed Thornybush Game Reserve offers visitors one of South Africa's most exceptional bush experiences. Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Thornybush comprises of 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness that is teaming with wildlife and birdlife including the "Big 5".
Unspoilt nature and those stunning vistas of the surrounding African bushveld is what a safari here is all about, not forgetting the wildlife on show. Thornybush is up there with the best private reserves not only in South Africa but Southern Africa as a whole.
Rooms and Suites
Thornybush Game Lodge with 18 luxury suites all with stunning views out over the seasonal Monwana River and into the Thornybush Reserve.
Two family suites are available; these suites offer that little bit more regarding space and comfort. A sleeper couch for the kids, a larger viewing deck with a private plunge pool are what sets these suites apart.
All 20 stylish suites, each will en-suite bathroom that includes baths and outdoor showers, private viewing decks all wrapped in air-conditioned comfort.
Cuisine and Wine
Enjoy sumptuous meals for all tastes, either in the boma, out in the bush or the dining area within the lodge. In the evening, guests can socialise with a cognac, single malt or cigar around the campfire or lounge.
Cadle lit dinners for the romantics out there are on offer.
The thatched central guest area at Thornybush Game Lodge is the perfect spot to take advantage of those huge wooden viewing decks, sit back and watch the wildlife, read a book from the library or cool off in the swimming pool.
Wi-Fi is available.
Game drives with experienced guides and tracker take place twice daily, the morning drive starts at the crack of dawn while the afternoon drive leaves in the late afternoon returning when the sun has set.
Should one in interested, game walks after breakfast/ brunch are tailored to suit one's interests and fitness levels. A great way not only to stretch your legs but also to experience all the knowledge that the Shangaan trackers one surrounding wildlife, birdlife, trees, plants, insects and local history and culture.
Thornybush Game Lodge is family friendly with kids of all ages welcome.
Family-based options are on offer including babysitting, child-friendly meals, 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.
Spa and Wellness
All guests staying within the Thornybush Game Reserve have access to the amazing Amani Spa at Thornybush Game Lodge. One merely has to speak to camp management were one is staying, they will book and transfer you to Game Lodge for a treatment and massage of your choice.
The multi award-winning Amani spa offers a full range of unique therapies, treatments and of course massage options.
Rates from R11 175.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals, teas, coffees & snacks
- Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles and bushveld walks
- House wine / local beer and soft drinks
- Bar / mini-bar
- Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
- Spa Facility
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy
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