N’Kaya is a small lodge consisting of four luxury thatched suites in a Knobthorn and Marula tree woodland setting. The humble yet charmingly decorated common area offers guests a comfortable meeting spot to enjoy meals and drinks. For those cold winter evenings there is a large open hearth fireplace situated in the middle of the lounge. Each of the four suites has their own lounge or sitting room adding extra space. If need be, these areas can be converted into a four sleeper suite allowing joint accommodation for families or small groups. A unique aspect of the lodge is the quaint hide which sits on the edge of a clearing and small waterhole where guests have the option of spending idyllic parts of the day, when not on drives or walks, watching the wildlife and birdlife. For those couples wanting something different, a romantic dinner can be set up in the hide in the evening. Other luxuries include the camps wireless capabilities, which allow for full time internet access, and the extensive wine list for which N’Kaya has been awarded a Diners Club Merit Award.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Small
Max No of Guests: 8
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 4 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Hoedspruit4850
Nearest Major City Nelspruit150120
Nearest Major Airport Nelspruit150120
Nearest Hospital Hoedspruit4850

Park / Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


Cultural Tour



Air conditioning
Bath and shower units
Couches / Lounge area


Swimming pool
Laundry service
Internet terminal
Wi-Fi internet
Wine cellar
Credit cards accepted

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5
Black Rhino

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
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