We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding in every way.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve
R40, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Improve this listing
Attraction details
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every way.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The property is located on a dry riverbed where animals often visit for water. Elephans were a daily treat. Grounds were frequented by wart hogs and impala. Food was great. Guides for morning and evening animal viewings were knowledgeable and interesting.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    5
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lydney, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Well worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The drives are great and they really try to let you see all of the big 5, the staff are friendly and helpful. The beauty spa has everything you want. The food is great and well presented. As to the rooms, well you can feel like a princess in them and everything is spotless. I would love to go back there one day. It is exciting and peaceful at the same time.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Thornybush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

great game viewing -- saw lots of animals, in a wonderful setting; our guides were fantastic. we stayed at royal malewane

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wow. Great experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was our first experience on Safari.
The resort had onlt 10 cabins and they are all very private and set back from one another.The rooms were very comfortable with big spacious bathrooms that have a n indoor and an outdoor shower.

Our hosts were supurb. The food is very good and the atmosphere is very relaxed, almost family like.
Our guide was Tom and he ws very informative about the anilmals and the surroundings.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tick off the Bucket list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had only 3 nights at Thornybush and could have stayed longer. I can not fault anything about it. The accommodation and food was excellent. The staff were friendly and our guide and tracker were absolutely wonderful. We were up close to all the animals and both the tracker and guide went out of their way to make our experience one of the best ever. Their knowledge of the animals and surrounds was amazing and were able to answer all our questions and more. I would not hesitate to recommend Thornybush Game Reserve to anyone and would certainly go back myself. Thanks guys that’s a BIG tick off the bucket list.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Thornybush Game Reserve also viewed

 
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park, South Africa
 

Been to Thornybush Game Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Thornybush Game Reserve, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.