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Thornybush Game Lodge

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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Thornybush and it was the standout highlight on a vacation full of highlights. Everything about this place is top notch. The private cabin accommodation is excellent - modern and very well maintained. And much to our surprise, they are upgrading these already great cabins. The food and service are outstanding. A great variety of food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great time in thornybush the ranger Ross was amazing and also fracker Peter and also a lady called advise all were so lovly and made us feel at home. Got to see the big 5 and the game drives were a lot of fun. Rooms nice and clean food was amazing 5 star chef

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Africa and we traveled with 2 other families. The safari experience was phenomenal!! We can't praise our guides, Grant and Ross enough! And our trackers - so knowledgeable and so kind. We saw so many wonderful animals in their habitats without feeling invasive or scared. The accommodations were lovely and the food amazing. Hats... More 

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Wemmel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended our holiday in South Africa with a 3 days stay at Thornybush Game Lodge after spending 4 days at Krugerpark, travelled on for 3 days stay in Graskop and added another 3 days at Krugerpark. As you can imagine we had no lack of wild animals during our drives through Kruger, but our ranger Wayne and tracker John, both... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to South Africa and safari experience. Thornybush offers top service, excellent food and a great safari experience. Rangers and trackers are very knowledgeable and personable. They aim to give you the best experience in the safest way. We were so amazed to see the Big 5 our first day and many other animals. Breakfast in the bush,... More 

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London ,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A fist class safari experience . The staff were friendly and efficient . The lodge was wonderful . Rooms were just perfect . The food was excellent and of course the animal were the stars . Our ranger/guide (jack was informative , efficient and great fun . We saw Lions , leopard , buffalo , giraffe, Hippo's , elephants and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Over the past 3 years I've had the pleasure to stay at 4 different lodges in the Thornybush Collection. A culture of service excellence is to be found at each lodge and really nothing is too much for the staff. They are so obliging. Accommodation is of a high standard and the game viewing is exceptional. Rangers and trackers are... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Jayne and I spent four days at Thornybush as a special 50th birthday present for Jayne. It's hard to put in words just how special was our time at the reserve. It started brillIntly with a welcome reception from Chantelle with hot towels and liqueurs, who could not have been more helpful. Everything about our stay was wonderful - starting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Thornybush Main Lodge during our honeymoon for 3 nights. It is a beatiful place!! As we walked in, a Nyala and a Warthog were eating the grass next the the dining area... so cool! The water hole was surrounded by Cape Buffalo, a Giraffe and some Baboons! We were off to a great start.... More 

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Brasschaat, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a great lodge with friendly and helpful staff. The lunch deck offers a great view and we saw elephants very close by from the deck the first day. Safaris were done by knowledgeable rangers and trackers. We had a surprise dinner outside of the lodge which was very cosy with fires everywhere and great food. The rooms were... More 

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