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Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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.

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
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Hotel highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Big Five safari experience
  • Stunning accommodation

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • approx 1-2 hours from Hoedspruit airport
  • Accommodation situated in a 14,500-hectare Thornybush Nature Reserve
  • Thornybush Nature Reserve runs adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Remarkable fauna and flora throughout the Nature Reserve
  • Suitable for those travelling the Panorama Route
Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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 Private Game Reserve

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.