- Part of the Greater Kruger National Park
- Big Five game viewing and safari experience
- Laundry service, gift shop and ;TV area
- Swimming pool
- Family suites
- Amani Spa
- Lodge type; Classic Game Lodge
- Location; Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 20 Safari Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
An Unforgettable African Bushveld Retreat: Exploring Thornybush Game Lodge
This picturesque safari lodge offers a tranquil retreat into nature with guests experiencing the wonders of the African bushveld.
Game Lodge offers game drives in open safari vehicles, giving guests a unique chance to observe and photograph the surrounding wildlife and birdlife.
Thornybush Game Lodge is perfect for families and groups of all sizes, with only 20 suites available. A family-friendly lodge that also offers an onsite swimming pool and numerous dining areas with meal times customised to suit guests' individual needs.
In addition, the Lodge's Amani Spa can provide a range of treatments, from massages to beauty treatments.
With its picturesque setting, attentive staff and family-friendly atmosphere, Game Lodge is a must-visit for any African wildlife enthusiast.
Thornybush Game Reserve is situated in the northeast corner of South Africa, just adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. Guests are invited to come and experience one of the most luxurious bush experiences in the country. Thornybush boasts 14,000 hectares of untouched flora and fauna home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the famous "Big 5": elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and buffalo.
Other than wildlife sightings, birding in the Thornybush is also of an exceptionally high standard.
Rooms And Suites
Thornybush Game Lodge offers 18 luxury suites with amazing views of the Monwana River and the Thornybush Reserve.
Each safari suite has an en-suite bathroom, offering a bath and an outdoor shower.
The two family suites boast more space and comfort for families, including a sleeper couch for the kids and a larger viewing deck with a private plunge pool.
Every suite at Thornybush Game Lodge is air-conditioned and comes with its own private viewing deck. Guests can relax in luxury and enjoy the stunning views only Thornybush can offer.
Cuisine And Wine
At Game Lodge, guests can enjoy sumptuous meals made with fresh local ingredients and crafted to suit all tastes. The menu features contemporary African cuisine and international options, including sushi, pasta and salads. There is also an array of local wines to sample.
For a truly unique experience, guests can dine in the Boma area or even in the surrounding bushveld. A campfire dinner under the stars is an unforgettable way to enjoy the fresh cuisine from Game Lodge.
Thornybush Game Lodge caters to all guests' culinary needs and wants, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.
In addition, Game Lodge offers a selection of local wines from some of South Africa's best vineyards.
The Lodge has an impressive range of facilities and amenities, including the main thatched indoor lounge area, complete with satellite television and a library of books. Providing guests with the perfect spot to relax while watching some wildlife from the viewing decks.
Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or use free Wi-Fi.
The professional guides and trackers at Thornybush Game Lodge take guests on twice daily game drives, providing a spectacular view of the African wilderness in the morning and late afternoon. During these guided tours, guests can observe some of the region's most magnificent wildlife in their natural habitats.
For an even more intimate wildlife experience, try a guided game walk with one of the Lodge's experienced Shangaan trackers. The knowledgeable guides provide guests with a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the region as they traverse its lush landscapes. With each step, guests will have a greater appreciation for all the African bush has to offer – from its abundant birdlife and diverse range of wildlife to the trees, plants, insects, and more.
At Thornybush Game Lodge, every family member is cared for - from young to old. Children can participate in special game drives, activities and even treasure hunts!
A babysitting service is also available to ensure parents have some time to themselves.
Delicious child-friendly meals are also available to satisfy their young palettes. For an extra special touch, each child receives a goodies pack when they arrive at the Lodge.
Whether you are out on game drives or relaxing by the pool, there's something fun for everyone in the family.
Spa And Wellness
Thornybush Game Lodge is home to the luxurious Amani Spa, providing guests with an exquisite spa and wellness experience.
Located within the stunning surroundings of the Game Lodge, the spa offers a wide range of treatments designed to help guests relax and unwind. From therapeutic massages to invigorating beauty treatments, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The spa also offers a range of holistic treatments designed to help guests reconnect with nature and find balance within. From yoga classes to guided meditation sessions, this is an ideal way for guests to escape the modern world and be one with nature.
From the luxury suites to the delicious cuisine and a range of game drive and bushwalking activities, Thornybush Game Lodge is an unforgettable African bushveld retreat close to the Greater Kruger Park.
With its picturesque setting, attentive staff and family-friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder why so many return time and time again for this unique experience.
Whether you are looking for an intimate game-viewing wildlife encounter or want to relax in nature's beauty, Thornybush has something for everyone.
Rates from R16 000.00 per person
- Thornybush Game Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals, teas, coffees and 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