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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this lodge.I was greeted on my arrival by three zebras and a cool glass of fresh juice. The rooms were comfortable, staff lovely and service great. Lunches and dinners were African 'gourmet' style shared with other travellers in an open air setting or around the fire at night. Especially enjoyed sharing experiences with other women travelling by... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights at Thornhill, we got a really nice room. The atmosphere at the lodge as well as the staff was very friendly. All turists ate all meals together which was nice and cosy. It was possible to get glutenfree meals, which was so good. We'll recommend this lodge very much. The guides connected to the lodge... More 

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Thank vester65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thornhill Safari Lodge is a great place to stay. It is a Lodge that can accommodate up to 30 people in private rooms with ensuite toilet. Some rooms have air conditioner which is a big plus. Most of the time food was vey nicely cooked and presented in abundant portions. My personal favorite was breakfast. Overall lunches could improve by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was really comfortable with a lovely bathroom and a little veranda. Dinner is taken round the fire, table d'hote style and food was good. We did find the hosting style a little odd, with the feeling that we had gatecrashed a family camp, led by a Girl Guide leader. We were driven to Kapama for a game drive... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a tour and what a wonderful place to stay. All the staff are very welcoming, the food fabulous and the rooms very comfy. One of the best showers in southern Africa too. Day trips into Kruger are a short drive away. Eating dinners in the Boma was a great experience we don't get at home.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here for 3 nights for our honeymoon and had a great time. The staff were all very helpful and friendly - they even set up a private dinner on our balcony on our last night , which was a lovely touch. The camp feels a bit like a school camp, everyone eats together around... More 

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Thornhill1, Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have found that letting every one sit together helps to create new friends and it is great to be able to share stories and even photos with each other. We wish you both a long and happy marriage. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Overall, an excellent experience. Good points: • Delicious food • Lovely hot showers • Wildlife on tap • The friendly staff, in particular Charmaine and Nelly, who took excellent care of us. Points to improve: • Please install a water filter to provide drinking water for guests. The requirement to buy bottled water at the bar, at high cost, is... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Thornhill1, General Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so glad that you had an excellent experience. We appreciate your suggestions and will certainly look into them. We strive to ensure that we offer the best experience for all our guests. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Host were very sociable and lovely, the lodge and surrounding area had a wonderful vibe about it. Food was above expectations and the rooms were comfortable. An extra plus was the morning bush walk you get before you leave was a brilliant experience and I highly recommend it.

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Thornhill1, Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Brodie. Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. The morning bush walks are always full of surprises and great fun. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

On a recent trip to South Africa, myself and a childhood friend had the privilege of staying at Thornhill Safari Lodge. The lodge itself is well appointed and even luxurious considering we were "on Safari". On arrival Charmaine greeted us with a welcome cocktail and gave us a brief tour of the grounds on route to our chalet. The chalet... More 

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Thornhill1, Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Tanyia. Thank you for your lovely review. It was a great pleasure to host you and we look forward to your return visit. Bring your husband and lots of other travel buddies. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We travelled as a couple to the Thornhill Lodge in the middle of June. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very friendly owners and were shown to a charming little room overlooking the pool. After that we were taken on a Game Drive at a local endangered species centre which was amazing. The next day we did our Kruger... More 

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Thornhill1, Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Ben and Stephanie. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you do come and visit us again soon. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable getaway with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets. Located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40km from Kruger Park's Orpen gate.We cater for group bookings, individual guests on self drives, fly in safari's and honeymoon couples. Come and enjoy a "Kruger to Canyon" experience which is "More than just a Safari". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornhill Safari Lodge

Address: Portion 144 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $145 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thornhill Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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