We are looking to book our first safari for October 2013 and the agent we've been working with is suggesting Thornybush Game Lodge. The reviews on TA are excellent, including the game viewing. My concern is, it is a smaller reserve and from reading other posts, it is not connected to Timbavati and/or Kruger, so I'm wondering how much we might see (understanding it varies day-to-day what wildlife you will see). I've been researching accommodations in Timbavati, such as Tanda Tula and Ngala Tented Camp and wondered if these (and this location) might be a better option. I would appreciate any opinions on this.
We are also planning a few days in Sabi Sabi (at Lion Sands River Lodge) so we will have additional viewing opportunities, but like everyone else, we are trying to maximize our safari experience.