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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

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Overview
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 3 days ago

Oh wow, we took our grown up children and when we left we all had tears in our eyes as the experience is out of this world. The ranger Simon (would you believe it he not only had my name he was also from the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Thornybush Waterside Lodge for three nights and wished we were there longer! There are not enough stars to rate our experience! All staff were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were clean and cozy. We had Garth as our butler, who was great!...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank ScottMelissaNC
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Hi there ScottMelissaNC, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Waterside Lodge! How incredible that you got to see so much on your stay. Hope to see you back again some day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just enjoyed 4 nights at waterside lodge. It’s in a lovely location with elephants, hippo etc in the water at the lodge. Food was very good, rooms lovely - most important was the staff. We had Sanof as our butler and what a lovely guy....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank riverwader
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A welcome sight in the midst of South Africa’s premier game preserve Large private rooms with full baths and air conditioned.Guides and trackers are top notch and know where all the game (animals) are.a brunch in the bush and later cocktails there enhance the overall...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Feetstreet
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Feetstreet, thank-you for leaving this review of your stay with us at the Thornybush Waterside Lodge!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

My wife and I had a great stay here. The game view was superb, while part of that is luck the ranger and tracker went that extra mile to get us the to the good sightings. The food was goods and the service was attentive...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 866georget
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there 866georget, thank-you for leaving this review of your stay at the Thornybush Waterside Lodge! Hope to see you back again some day.

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Description
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
Hotel class
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
$876 - $1,197 (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
$876 - $1,197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
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Traveler (330)
Room & Suite (40)
Dining (12)
Pool & Beach (9)
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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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322gustavop
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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"They are all the same"
riverwader
3 weeks ago
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"Any room is good- they are all essentially the same"
Feetstreet
4 weeks ago
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"Excellent game drives."
katherinesabrams
Jun 27, 2018
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"All rooms are wonderful!"
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May 20, 2018
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