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Thornybush River Lodge

Thornybush River Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger

Contemporary Safari lodge – typically more than £400 per room per night


Short description

Thornybush River Lodge offers unrivalled game viewing and sweeping vistas over the savannah and popular watering hole


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Safari | Wildlife


Nestled in the heart of 14000 hectares, Thornybush Reserve borders the Kruger National Park and here lies Thornybush River Lodge. Overlooking the Monwana River, the new Thornybush River Lodge offers unrivalled game viewing and sweeping vistas over the savannah and popular watering hole. Nearest airport from Thornybush is Hoedspruit Airport, road transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.


Five-star accommodation comes in the form of four free-standing spacious suites, including the two-bedroom Royal Suite. The lodge exemplifies colonial living; added features to all rooms include outdoor showers, en-suite facilities in king-size bedded rooms and splash pools on private deck areas.


Sublime cuisine is offered and caters for all tastes, meals can be savoured al-fresco and under the African stars, within the bush, next to the fire in the informal boma or enjoyed in the elegant main dining room. For a more romantic affair, intimate and private candle-lit dining for two is also offered.


Two game drives occurring early morning and later afternoon are conducted by knowledgeable and experienced rangers, in an informative and relaxed fashion. Guests have the opportunity to spot an abundance of wildlife, including Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe, Hippo, Warthogs, Monkeys, Blue Wildebeest, various smaller game, birds of prey, smaller birds and nocturnal animals. Other activities include game walks and wildlife photography, a dip in the outdoor pool or an indulgent trip to the Guerlain Spa for a deep body massage.

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