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Thornybush Game Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I arrived basically battered , we had a terrible trip due to health reasons Saner people wouldn't have travelled We were met by Chanel who showed such compassion to my very poorly wife that night and next day We rested up and were able to start our holiday and WOW what a experience it was , we...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Thornybush and it was the standout highlight on a vacation full of highlights. Everything about this place is top notch. The private cabin accommodation is excellent - modern and very well maintained. And much to our surprise, they are upgrading these already great cabins. The food and service are outstanding. A great variety of food...

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Thank Cferd
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Had a really great time in thornybush the ranger Ross was amazing and also fracker Peter and also a lady called advise all were so lovly and made us feel at home. Got to see the big 5 and the game drives were a lot of fun. Rooms nice and clean food was amazing 5 star chef

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Calabasas, California
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was our first trip to Africa and we traveled with 2 other families. The safari experience was phenomenal!! We can't praise our guides, Grant and Ross enough! And our trackers - so knowledgeable and so kind. We saw so many wonderful animals in their habitats without feeling invasive or scared. The accommodations were lovely and the food amazing. Hats...

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Wemmel, Belgium
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Ended our holiday in South Africa with a 3 days stay at Thornybush Game Lodge after spending 4 days at Krugerpark, travelled on for 3 days stay in Graskop and added another 3 days at Krugerpark. As you can imagine we had no lack of wild animals during our drives through Kruger, but our ranger Wayne and tracker John, both...

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1Thank Sandra L
NYC
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our first trip to South Africa and safari experience. Thornybush offers top service, excellent food and a great safari experience. Rangers and trackers are very knowledgeable and personable. They aim to give you the best experience in the safest way. We were so amazed to see the Big 5 our first day and many other animals. Breakfast in the bush,...

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Thank babbyNyc
London ,UK
Reviewed 26 December 2015

A fist class safari experience . The staff were friendly and efficient . The lodge was wonderful . Rooms were just perfect . The food was excellent and of course the animal were the stars . Our ranger/guide (jack was informative , efficient and great fun . We saw Lions , leopard , buffalo , giraffe, Hippo's , elephants and...

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Thank Frontierman
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Over the past 3 years I've had the pleasure to stay at 4 different lodges in the Thornybush Collection. A culture of service excellence is to be found at each lodge and really nothing is too much for the staff. They are so obliging. Accommodation is of a high standard and the game viewing is exceptional. Rangers and trackers are...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Jayne and I spent four days at Thornybush as a special 50th birthday present for Jayne. It's hard to put in words just how special was our time at the reserve. It started brillIntly with a welcome reception from Chantelle with hot towels and liqueurs, who could not have been more helpful. Everything about our stay was wonderful - starting...

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Thank Steve F
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I stayed at Thornybush Main Lodge during our honeymoon for 3 nights. It is a beatiful place!! As we walked in, a Nyala and a Warthog were eating the grass next the the dining area... so cool! The water hole was surrounded by Cape Buffalo, a Giraffe and some Baboons! We were off to a great start....

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornybush Game Lodge (Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)- 18 luxury suites & 2 family suites (40 guests). Nestled in the heart of Big 5 country adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, this is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The elegant and exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers and on walking safaris, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Beauty Spa or relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornybush Game Lodge

Address: Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €955 - €1,308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thornybush Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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