Park / Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve Please click to view

Activities

Primary

Game Drive

Optional

Elephant-Back Safari
Golf
Spa

Facilities

Room

Telephone
Air conditioning
Outdoor shower or bath
Bath and shower units
Kitchenette
Walk-in cupboards

Camp

Swimming pool
Spa
Massage available
Laundry service
Fax facility
Internet terminal
Satellite TV
Study / library area
Credit cards accepted

Thornybush Game Lodge, set against the backdrop of the northernmost part of the Drakensberg mountain range, is sheer luxury in the pristine bush of the lowveld. The lodge has been operating since the late 1960s, making it one of the oldest safari establishments in South Africa, and their experience in the safari industry is evident. Large, deciduous Jackalberry and Weeping Boer Bean trees provide relieving shade and cover to the main deck, where visitors are welcome to enjoy delectable meals or laze on one of the large couches. The accommodation consists of 18 well-spread-out luxury rooms and 2 family suites (Safari Suites), each living up to their 5-Star status. The large bathrooms are open to the surrounding bush through expansive windows, affording guests grand views of the Monwana tributary. Guests have the option of using the bathing facilities inside, or for those looking for a more intimate nature experience, an adjoining outdoor shower can provide this in complete privacy. A special touch is the surprise bush dinners/snacks that the Thornybush team organise.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Large
Max No of Guests: 38
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 5 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No

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Safari Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Black Rhino
Cheetah
Elephant
Lion

Malaria area

Yes

Suitable for

Couples
Families
Small groups
Large groups

Location

Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Hoedspruit3035
Nearest Major City Nelspruit180120
Nearest Major Airport Nelspruit180120
Nearest Hospital Hoedspruit3030