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Thornybush Game Reserve

#3 of 22 things to do in Kruger National Park Features Animals
R40, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Amazing Experience

We stayed as a couple and had an amazing experience. The Lodge was like an oasis in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jordan R
Gold Coast, Australia
Up close and personal

We were glad to go to a private reserve as there was more freedom to go off road with the guide and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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R40, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a couple and had an amazing experience. The Lodge was like an oasis in the middle of the bush. Everything about it was fantastic. The accommodation was beautiful - perfect for the setting. The photos on their website don't do it justice....More

Thank Jordan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad to go to a private reserve as there was more freedom to go off road with the guide and get really great viewings than you are able to do in the main Kruger Park.

Thank sharonkaypeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to prefer smaller lodges that have a more boutique atmosphere. Thornybush is well positioned from a safari perspective and on both occasions when I visited the sigtiings were good.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The roads are bumpy. The thorn bushes are something to watch out for. It is cold in the AM and PM in May. Everyone looks out for thorny bushes, and for game. Monwana provided blankets and hot water bottles! They also supply water for the...More

Thank ranles76
Reviewed June 11, 2017

When we arrived we were greeted by very friendly staff and offered a cold drink, we went on many game drives during our stay and saw so many animals so close to our jeep. The staff were wonderful, and we didn't want for nothing.

Thank janetkent17
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We went for a game drive and managed to see some animals along the way. The guides was really informative. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

I am sharing a personal viewpoint about the Thornybush Collection as a whole. I have had the pleasure and privilege to visit 6 of the lodges over the past few years. Service excellence seems to be paramount wherever I've been. I haven't had an instance...More

Thank PaulPauwen
Reviewed March 14, 2017

if you want to see the wildlife and not other humans this is the place to go . saw the big five plus with amazing ranger and tracker, fantastic accommodation run by a fantastic staff,great food,fab facilities.Waterbuck lodge is the place to go to get...More

Thank andovarian
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Beyond all expectations great accommodations, we had a stone cottage. The food preparation was very good and the service is very accomadating. Great setting. New jeeps and very experienced guides. The size of the reserve is plenty large enough for the animals to live independently....More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We saw an abundance of wildlife on our trip to Thornybush. I would highly recommend this for your family adventure. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Pakrugg
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