Hotel

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
488 Reviews

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park

Offering fantastic views over the savannah and waterhole, a newly renovated Spa and a sparkling pool ensures Thornybush Game Lodge is the most stylish retreat. Children are truly welcomed and entertained with game drives and special activities tailored to meet their needs, including a complimentary 'Ranger in Training' pack. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine.

The private reserve is home to an abundance of species including the Big Five. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

  • Swimming pool
  • Big Five safari experience
  • Stunning accommodation

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 20 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx 1-2 hours from Hoedspruit airport
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Thornybush Game Lodge

  • National park
  • approx 1-2 hours from Hoedspruit airport
488 Reviews 99% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 448
  • Very Good 35
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 03, 2019

Jackleberry Lodge at Thornybush Game Reserve

Wow, wow, wow - 3 Wows! The staff at the lodge, our guide, our tracker, the lodge accomodations and amenities- all of it was FANTASTIC! Our family of 3 generations of women - my mother (75), my daughters (19&23) and I (52) enjoyed every day we were at Jackleberry and on Safari with this crew! From no-nonsense, get it done Atasha and friendly Natalie we were sure to know all that Thornybush has to offer. The support staff, our cooks Martha and Maria made meals fit for Queens - culinary diversity that pleased everyone's palate! THE SAFARIs - 2 each day- never disappointed - we saw the BIG 5 plus 10-15 more, the animals, the views...no exaggeration! We especially enjoyed Jason our "guide of the future in training" and our "Ferrari Safari" !!This trip of a lifetime did not disappoint and we highly recommend! This team has it down pat- their attention to detail, love of the land, care for their clients makes this special. The accomodations are top-notch, clean, comfortable and luxurious. If you are thinking about it, DO IT! If you are not sure, let us assure you - DO IT and come here to experience Africa. Thank you Jackleberry for the awesome memories - OUTSTANDING!!
Jul 03, 2019

Luxury in the bush

This a great resort for relaxation and experiencing what Africa has to offer. There are game drives twice daily on comfortable gameviewers, on these we saw the big 5 and many other wild species. The lodge itself is fantastic, with well appointed and luxurious rooms that have great views out over the bushveld. The food was excellent and service staff was real friendly. It is nice and close to the airport, so this also makes the accessibility great. The bushveld dinner was also a treat, with a real fairytale setup, dont miss that one when you are there. Go there if you want to experience the bushveld, but dont want to give up your creature comforts and dont want to spend forever getting there.
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Thornybush Game Lodge

Facilities

Amani Game Lodge Spa

A place of peace and tranquility. At Amani Game Lodge Spa enjoy holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages & soothing treatments or the couple's treatment room; an ideal retreat for you and your partner.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the swimming pool to cool off after a game viewing drive.

Thornybush Game Lodge

Room Types

Thornybush Game Lodge Bedroom

Luxury Suite

The luxury suites offer great views of either the seasonal Monwana River course or riverine thicket and have been carefully designed to provide privacy. Each suite has an en-suite with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as its own private deck area.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family Suite

Family Suite

As expected, the Family Suites are larger than the Luxury Suites with the addition of a lounge area with sleeper couch, that converts in to a double bed to accommodate children. Each suite has a private deck and its own plunge pool. Maximum occupany is 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years; or 3 adults.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Thornybush Game Lodge

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Programme

On arrival all children receive a complimentary welcome pack which will keep them entertained throughout their stay. Children are allocated to specific rangers who enjoy looking after the younger guests. Game Drives and activities can be tailored to suit children's interests and attention spans. Baby sitters and child minders are available at an additional cost. There are also menu's specially prepared for children.

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