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Thornhill Safari Lodge

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Portion 144 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#15 of 144 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
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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".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Portion 144 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport60 miSee all flights
Hoedspruit Airport12 miSee all flights
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fvries774002 wrote a review Oct 15
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Our stay at Thornhill could not have been better. The accommodation and facilities are excellent but the real star is the amazing staff, from bartender to groundsman. Our stay at Thornhill will always be remembered and we look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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moldey841820 wrote a review Oct 5
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We had a great experience at Thornhill, the lodge is fantastic and within driving distance to the Orpen gate and they also arrange tours for you. The best part of the experience at the lodge had to be the staff, the friendliest people and its very much like a family, everyone eats together and you are treated as one of the family.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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natasiabondesio wrote a review Oct 3
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The staff was so friendly from beginning to end. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thornhill Safari Lodge is the perfect place to get away from a busy life. We will definitely come again. We highly recommend it.
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IceCam wrote a review Feb 2021
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We had a beautiful stay at Thornhill. The rooms were clean and so spacious. Everything was so clean. The food was amazing and the people and service received was outstanding. We will definitely stop over at Thornhill if we are in the area again. Thank you for a memorable stay...
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Talya Snowball wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa54 contributions8 helpful votes
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Over the Valentines weekend my husband and I visited Thornhill Safari Lodge. Well honestly it was simply wonderful. We were welcomed with such warmth and hospitality by David - the barman/front of house/waiter/entertainer and many more titles he holds! The lodge feels private and familiar, a large swimming pool is in the center of the lodge. We situated in the Honeymoon suite which is great for privacy as it’s away from the pool and the lounge/dining area. The room was clean and spacious. The bed is enrobed by a lovely mosquito net which makes it all feel so dreamy. My favourite is the lovely corner bath that has large windows that look out to the bush. We saw zebra, nyala and monkeys from our bed - so beautiful! We were served wonderful food by Chef Joanna. She’s so shy but so sweet, and she makes a mean pork chop and apple pie! All three meals were included in our stay and all three were always tasty! To make Valentine’s Day special they did a romantic turn down of our room by scattering rose petals on the bed. They also served a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine with that evening’s dinner. We also opted to do the complimentary bush walk with ranger, Lamby. He’s a real character who loves storytelling and had a really incredible knowledge of the bush. Sunsets should be enjoyed up on their 8 meter high deck that over looks the bush - with one of David’s famous cocktails, my firm favourite was his Happy Elephant, a refreshing mixture of gin, lime and dry lemon. We also paid to go on the Tally-Ho Big 5 game drive, we saw buffalo and elephant - unfortunately the rain seemed to scare the other animals into hiding. We also did a paid night drive through the lodge with Lamby the guide. It was lovely and we enjoyed a drink in the bush with light snacks. Honestly, I was sad to leave and come back to the hustle and bustle of Joburg. Thank you Shaun and Merle for this wonderful romantic escape - we so loved being there and cannot rave about your staff enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$93 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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thornhill safari hotel hoedspruit
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thornhill Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (4.5 miles) and Nyani Cultural Village (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thornhill Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thornhill Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.