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Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

$650 per person

The luxury 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge is situated in the pristine Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the northern part of the well-known Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of South Africa’s well-known Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five.

The luxury 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge is situated in the pristine Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the northern part of the well-known Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of South Africa’s well-known Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five.
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Thornybush offers a luxurious safari getaway to families and small groups, as well as couples looking for a romantic setting in which to relax and unwind.

Thorneybush Game Lodge boasts 18 luxury suites, and two-family suites, catering for a maximum of 40 people.
Those planning to tie the knot can do so in this beautiful romantic setting where romance and stellar service reign supreme.

The 14 000 hectares Thornybush Nature Reserve has earned a reputation among international visitors as a stellar safari destination in South Africa that offers a magical escape away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This haven, which is a mere 5-hours’ drive from Johannesburg has been recognized globally for its conservation efforts and unbeaten hospitality.

Sharing an unfenced border with the famous Timbavati Game Reserve (within the iconic Kruger National Park) this wilderness is a prime big game destination.

Game viewing here ranks among the best in southern Africa.

Thornybush Game Lodge

Guests can choose from 18 luxury suites and two family suites, all offering opulent luxury and modern amenities. Styled in muted tones, and boasting dark wood furnishings, it oozes an ambiance of utmost tranquility. Here weary souls can relax and unwind and enjoy their own private slice of wild Africa.

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thornybush game lodge suite bedroom

Bedrooms feature king-sized beds, beautifully draped in mosquito netting, and en-suite bathrooms with bathtub, his-and-hers basins and in- and outdoor shower. Huge windows allow for beautiful views of the bush, while you soak up the tranquility of your surrounds.

The iconic Sabi Sand Game Reserve is the flagship of the Kruger National Park, and offers an unrivalled safari experience to the discerning nature lover.

The private deck, overlooking the Monwana riverbed, is perfect for taking some time out to reflect or read a good book, or simply watch the wildlife as they go about their daily business. .

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thornybush game lodge pool area

The two family suites feature a private pool on the deck, as well as a lounge with a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These two large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve, or three adults.

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Thornybush Game Lodge

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Thornybush Game Lodge

Answer: The luxury 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge is situated in the pristine Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the northern part of the well-known Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of South Africa’s well-known Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five.

More About Thornybush Game Lodge

THORNYBUSH GAME LODGE

The Thornybush collection of lodges comprises 12 pristine lodges, 11 of which are located in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, and one in the northern part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Each lodge has been carefully selected to provide a variety of experiences and designed to meet the varying pockets of discerning travellers.

The 14 000 hectares Thornybush Nature Reserve has earned a reputation among international visitors as a stellar safari destination in South Africa that offers a magical escape away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Thornybush Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation
  • All meals, teas, coffees, snacks
  • Game drives and bushwalks
  • Sundowner local drinks.
  Rates exclude:
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
  • Simbambili Gate fee at Sabi Sands Reserve (per vehicle/per person)
  • Conservation fee.
  TOMSA Levy and Conservation Fees:
  • Conservation fee of R350.00 per person per booking. TOMSA Levy: R14.00 per person per night (5* Lodges), R9.00 per person per night (4* Lodges) and R9.00 per person per night (nKelenga) – to be settled on reservations invoice with immediate effect.
  • Self-drive guests to Simbambili Game Lodge pay an entrance fee of R250.00 per vehicle and R110.00 per person, which is payable at the Gowrie Gate direct. Where road transfers are booked through The Thornybush Collection, these fees are included in the rate.
  • All the above is subject to availability, increases and our general terms and conditions.
   

Facilities and Amenities at Thornybush Game Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Thornybush Game Lodge
Number of suites | Suites18
Number of suites | Family Suites2
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymNo
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting Facilities | Lelapa LodgeYes
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming PoolYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Swimming PoolYes
 

THORNYBUSH GAME LODGE LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

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ACTIVITIES

Apart from taking time to relax and reflect, guests can partake in a wide range of exciting activities   thornybush game lodge kids activities

GAME DRIVES

Guests can head out into the wilderness daily in open safari vehicles under the guidance of an experienced ranger and tracker. Early morning and late-afternoon/ early evening safaris are conducted daily. The morning drive head out at sunrise, and the afternoon drive just before sunset. These are the times when the animals are most active, as they usually seek shelter at the heat of the day. Your guide and will share surprising facts of the African bush with you, whilst tracking your favourite species for an up-close encounter. Apart from the iconic Big Five, you can also expect to encounter more elusive species such as the African wild dog, to name but a few. Searching for nocturnal animals in the spotlight after sunset is a thrilling experience as the brief reflection of a pair of eyes in the bush, will have you upright in your seat. Your guide will choose scenic spots en-route where you can indulge in some refreshments.

BUSHWALKS

Heading out on foot into the African wilderness offers a whole new perspective on this wild land which is Africa. An armed ranger will lead you into the bush and explain the secrets of the fauna and flora of this area, while tracking a wide range of game species. You will have a pre-trail briefing first during which your guide will explain the route and what to expect on the walk. Your safety is paramount and first-aid kits and hand-held radios are standard equipment on walks. This exercise involves all the senses and will definitely get the adrenalin pumping. The anticipation of what awaits around the next bush, will have you on high alert. Bushwalks take place in the early morning after breakfast and are about 2 hours in duration.

BIRDWATCHING

Thornybush Game Reserve is a birder’s haven with more than 280 recorded bird species. To fully appreciate the birdlife of the reserve, it is recommended that avid birdwatchers book private safari drives. Expect to see species such as the lesser spotted eagle, arrow-marked babbler, African green pigeon and common green shank, to name but a few.  

WELLNESS

The Thornybush Amani Spa offers revolutionized traditional spa treatments, customised for the individual. Therapies are designed to bring balance to the physical, emotional and mental well-being, as well as to preserve and enhance youthfulness. *Amani’s extensive collection of spas operate at luxury resorts, city hotels and other sought-after locations around the country.  

KIDS PROGRAM

Children of all ages are welcome at Thornybush Game Lodge. A special program willbe prepared for them prior to their arrival. Kid’s activities include specialized tailored walks, spa treatments and delicious meals, as well as a range of games and art activities. Experienced babysitters are available to afford parents some downtime. Guests can also sign their children up for the “Ranger in Training” program upon booking their accommodation.  

OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THORNY BUSH GAME LODGE INCLUDE

  • Cultural excursion
Thornybush Game Reserve supports the Hlokomela Community Projects, aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of neighbouring communities. This visit provides an insight into local traditions and customs. This project is situated about a 45-minute drive from the reserve. Guests are transported in an air-conditioned minibus. An additional cost applies.  
  • Hot-air balloon excursion
Enjoy an hour-long flight over the scenic Lowveld section of the well-known Blyde River Canyon, one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa. Although game spotting cannot be guaranteed during these flights, plains game such as giraffe and wildebeest are often encountered.  
  • Conferences
The modern conference facility at Thornybush Game Lodge accommodates 60 delegates with ease and boast all the modern conference amenities. Perfect for team-building, businesses can reinvent their entrepreneurial spirit in the heart of this majestic wilderness.  
  • Panorama Tour
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Lowveld in an air-conditioned vehicle. The route will cover well-known scenic sites such as Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels and Graskop, to name but a few. This is a full day tour, starting at 09h00 up to 17h00.  
  • Cheetah breeding tour
This unique project is one of the country’s leading private research and breeding facilities aimed at protecting vulnerable indigenous wildlife species in southern Africa. Initially established as a breeding centre for cheetah, it soon expanded to include a range of other endangered species.  
  • Flight of the Dragon
The magnificent Drakensberg escarpment (Dragons Mountain) rises 1 900 meters from the bushveld to the west of the lodge. Guest can view this exquisite region from the air in a light aircraft or helicopter. This hour-long flight, departing from the Thornybush Airstrip, include aerial views of the mighty Blyde River Canyon and Gods Window, among others. Rates include a stop at a private mountain stream for a refreshing dip and a scrumptious picnic lunch.

Thornybush Game Lodge Rates 2018

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY 2018 – 31 DECEMBER 2018

Thornybush Game LodgeRates and Tariffs
Thornybush Suites | per person per night sharingZAR9 405
Thornybush Suites | single rate per nightZAR14 109
Thornybush Family Suites | per person per night sharingZAR10 323
Thornybush Family Suites | single rate per nightZAR15 486
Children 2 - 5 yearsZAR2 581
Children 6 - 11 yearsZAR5 163
     
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