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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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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Milano, Italia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice lodge at the private game reserve. 5 rooms totally that were occupied by our group so very peaceful a private corner in the savana! The lodge is very well furnished, rooms and bathrooms are quite large, internal and external shower, bathtub. Just few things missing in the rooms and not replaced (showergel, bottle of water from previous clients).... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thornybush was our first stop on our South Africa trip. Being a little jet lagged and tired from the drive from Joburg, I was probably a bit cranky. However, that changed quickly as we entered the park, saw a few animals, and were greeted like we were family. The place is all about friendly service. After a quick greeting and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently spent a weekend at the Thorny Bush Lodge and really had a great time. The service and facilities are really top class with great game sightings. The meals really are a treat with very good variety.

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Houston, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our first safari trip, and we decided to split it up by staying at two different lodges/reserves. Thornybush Main lodge was the second place we stayed at. Oh boy, what a treat! This place was incredible. Service was exceptional! Lodge itself, beautiful. And most importantly, game drives were the best. Our ranger Jamie and... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My fiance and I were there 25-27 July 2014. What an amazing experience. Staff, friendliness, Our Ranger (Owen), Our Tracker (July) and Frederica, Accommodation, Food, Attention, Spa. Everything was amazing. Our Game Drives were stunning (our first time ever). Saw the Big Five and much more. Learnt so much with our Ranger. Owen is extremely knowledgeable and is friendly and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the center of peace and tranquility of our best vacation ever and we've had some really good one's over the past 15 years. Just from the drive into the lodge one could tell it be a vacation of luxery and viewing the wonderful lodge and as we walked in wart hogs munching on the front lawn. We were... More

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nyc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were so impressed with all the pleasant staff, the great service, the food was delicious, and the safari drives were excellent. We had Owen as a guide and he was so educated and really knew the bush. We really had a great time and would definitely go back! It is a high class place with lots of new renovations... More

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

From the first time landing in the Hoedspruit airport, we had already seen a warthog family! Just the drive from the airport to the lodge was amazing in the fact that we got to see so many different animals. We were blown away when we got to the lodge. It was just my husband and I, our friends, and one... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our safari at Thornybush was nothing short of fantastic. Our ranger was Cristoff and his tracker was Herman, who both knew the reserve like the back of their hands and found every one of the big 5 animals and then some. We had rare treats as we caught lions mating, young leopards feeding on a wildebeast, a herd of 14... 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*
Also Known As:
Thornybush Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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