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5.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Thornybush Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are there to see the wildlife so, for me, wifi, room comfort, room service are somewhat secondary. Please let me expand as this may give the wrong impression. The rooms/cottages were great, well serviced and wifi was available in the communal areas. This is a holiday, who cares? The staff were wonderful, the food excellent and the 'surprises' were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing lodge and staff. We were greeted by our Butler and Ranger. They remembered my name every day and ensured I was well fed for the days activities. The safari was amazing. Early starts with a coffee and muffins at 5am and then hunting for the Big 5. The rangers all have ear pieces so the only noise... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three nights, five safari trips, outstanding service, a great and knowledgeable staff, a very comfortable private "villa", and an outdoor shower. What else could you ask for? Oh, the wildlife. Yes, we saw the big 5 plus so many other animals here. This has to be on your bucket list.

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Seattle, WA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fantastic! The individual cottages are beautiful with a large bathroom, and even an outdoor shower. Very comfortable. Game drives are early in the mornings at 5:30 am and then again at 4 pm and the guides are very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience in spotting wildlife. Our guide was Aubrey and the spotter Nethan and the combined experience... More 

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Woodchurch, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Excellent hotel, excellent staff, excellent location, excellent excellent excellent. Best holiday, perfect honeymoon location. Highly recommend this hotel, can't wait to return. Rangers and trackers were excellent, lots of good sightings. Amazing staff at the hotel couldn't do enough for us.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you have to decide upon where to go when you win the lottery heres a place for you! Luxury unlimited. You are welcomed and nutured so well here, you immediately feel like you belong. If you can ask for a suite. It's so amazing I could go on forever. The morning and evening drives are so interesting. You get... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Service can't be better, the staff takes care of you every second of your stay, food is fresh and delicious. The rooms are big and you have everything you need, bed is like a dream with fantastic linens and nice bathroom. Going on safari is one of the best experiences you can live. I recommend it for kids, adults, seniors... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We recently spent a few nights at Thornybush as part of a group. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful. The rooms have absolutely everything one could imagine. It overlooks the dry riverbed and a few nyalas walked by during the day. The rooms are spacious and our room had a kingsize bed with a mosquito net. The bathroom has a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently stayed at Thornybush with my family and had a wonderful time. The staff were very attentive and friendly, the rooms were amazing and we saw the big five several times! Our game driver, Owen, our tracker July and our butler, Anthony were fantastic hosts. We would highly recommend Thornybush.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

my husband, and two children (8 and 10) spent 4 nights at the Thornybush main lodge in August. It was wonderful. they brought out a cake for my daughter's 11th birthday and made her feel very special. Of course we saw the big 5. Our safari guide and tracker made sure of it. The entire experience was surreal. It was... More 

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Address: Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Thornybush Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Thornybush Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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