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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

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Guernsey Road Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit 9798 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I got married here a couple of months ago and are finally writing this long overdue review! We had the whole lodge booked, so bits of our experience were slightly different to normal I think as we weren't allocated individual butlers for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so fortunate to come to this lodge for four days. There aren’t enough words to describe how incredible it was. The rooms are wonderful—so very comfortable and attended to often. Towels, sheets, pillows all of a high comfort. The meals were out of...More

2  Thank seetheworld010
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there seetheworld010, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Thornybush Waterside Lodge!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time at ThornyBush Waterside Lodge. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome and at home. We enjoyed having our own personal team for the entire stay which included Jimmy(butler), Louis(ranger) and John(tracker). This is a really nice touch...More

Thank jgjox
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there jgjox, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Thornybush Waterside Lodge! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the team :) Hope to see you back again some day.

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I just came back. Wow the trip of a lifetime. We saw every type of animal. Elephants almost daily, Lions, herd of Water Buffalo, Rhinoceros, , Leopards, lion cubs, baby elephants, Giraffes, I can go on and on. Our tracker was John...More

3  Thank toolifedave
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded August 16, 2018

Hi there toolifedave, thank-you for taking the time to leave this review of your stay, we really appreciate it! I'm thrilled that you had such a great time, I'll make sure to pass on your kind words to the team :) Hope to see you...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a beautiful, comfortable lodge in an excellent place to see African wildlife. Lovely accommodations, very nice staff, excellent food. Game drives with experienced guides were terrific, and we saw the Big 5 in the 4 days of our visit (and didn't see all...More

1  Thank Adamae
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded August 16, 2018

Hi there Adamae, thank-you for leaving this review of your stay at the Thornybush Waterside Lodge. It is so wonderful to hear that guests saw so much on their stay with us. Hope to see you back again some day in the not too distant...More

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge(Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)20 Luxury Suites (40 Guests)Set on the banks of a tranquil lake encompassed with breath-taking views of the African ...More bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation.The lodges 20 comfortably appointed air-conditioned Thatched Suites blend into the natural habitat and are located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens. En-suite air- conditioned accommodation tastefully decorated by crisp white bedding.Highly skilled rangers and trackers ensure Big 5 game viewing opportunities during dawn and dusk safaris, whilst bushwalks are for the more adventurous. Guests are invited to relax and take in the African surrounds after breakfast on the main deck area overlooking the lake, the swimming pool or alternatively retreat to the comfort of your suite.Thornybush Waterside Lodge will from mid-January 2012 have access to an even greater Reserve making game viewing some of the best in the Country. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Business Center with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$807 - $1,348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$807 - $1,348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
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Traveler (301)
Room & Suite (38)
Dining (11)
Pool & Beach (8)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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rugbym0m
August 19, 2018|
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Response from JMMTravelerPHIL | Reviewed this property |
I very much doubt it. Once you are checked into the gate at Waterside, the drive seems like 15-20 minutes to the premises. You will be in the middle of the bush...surrounded by animals. You will be amazed by your... More
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Gustavo P
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Candice W | Property representative |
Hi there Cheryl, your rate should be all-inclusive which means all your meals and game drives are included. I'd definitely orgainze a transfer through Thornybush, they send a vehicle to the airport to fetch you, and take you... More
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toolifedave
July 15, 2018|
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Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
Hi Dave, Your travel dates will fall within Winter Times i.e. Morning Game Drive wake up at 05:30 and depart at 06:00; Evening drive departure at 15:30. Game Drives are normally around 3 Hrs. With regards to tipping, this... More
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"Excellent game drives."
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"All rooms are wonderful!"
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"Some rooms are a long walk from main area - we had #19, which is in the very last building. I wish we had..."
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"I think all rooms are similar. Closer to main resort area given remote area and possible animal population"
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