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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, WA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I came to Thornybush in a large group on what was a sort of an extended family honeymoon. We had expected it to be quite special for this reason, but I don't think we could have ever imagined how fantastic it would be. The rooms were delightful, right in the bush complete with bath overlooking the river bed, as well... More

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Camarillo, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Unbelievable lodge! The service is impeccable, the staff delightful and the food delicious! The bush drives are so good....we have seen 28 mammals and 100's of species of birds. We've seen elephants (with babies), lions (with babies), a leopard and her cub, hippos (with babies), cape buffalo (with babies), giraffes (with babies), zebra (with babies), both white and black rhinos... More

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Pretoria
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed at the Nkelenga Tented Camp (self catering) in the Thornybush Game reserve. We were a family of 10, staying for 3 nights. For some of us it was our 2.visit. The camp and game viewing is excellent. We enjoyed the privacy of the camp, as we had the whole camp to ourselves.

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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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