If you're here to see the Big 5 - your expectations will be far exceeded. In a three-day stay, my entire family and I were able to see a laundry list of all the major wildlife attractions South Africa could offer. The guides/trackers were knowledgable and courteous, and the accomodations were extremely comfortable and attractive.
I have taken so many precious memories and photographs home from our stay at Thornybush - would highly recommend this property for any family vacation. The atmosphere is quite casual, intimate, and family-friendly, but not for the sybarites seeking ultimate luxury and pampering.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thornybush Game Lodge (Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)- 18 luxury suites & 2 family suites (40 guests). Nestled in the heart of Big 5 country adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, this is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The elegant and exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers and on walking safaris, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Beauty Spa or relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thornybush Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve