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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Newly renovated room is very nice, but lacks the African theme. Housekeeping does an amazing job, turning on the electric blanket on top of the bed was a nice touch. Gaming was fun and the ranger and tracker were very knowledgeable and super nice. We saw the big five. Food was okay, not great. Waitress could be more friendly.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It had been a magnificent stayed at Thornybush Game Lodge! The activities that most of its I've never been dreaming to do it by myself if I'd be the one who plan the trip, but they were full of fun and amazing trip ever (the credit goes to my father). All the staff, guide, and everyone whom working there, are... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing experience we had, everything was so perfect. 2 Game drives a day and see the big 5 almost each time. Staff is great, the rangers tracking the animals, going inside the bush to get really close to the animals. Highly recommended.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family attended a wedding recently at the Reserve and the combination of the wedding celebrations combined with a full schedule of game reserve activities was simply wonderful. The celebrations started a few days before with evening functions including a bbq in a river bed under the night sky and excellent buffet dinners at other lodges within the Reserve. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is truly an amazing setting - treat yourself!!! Rooms: The rooms are spacious with housekeeping's attention to detail and cleanliness a bonus. Turn down service is spot on and the room is kept consistently clean. I appreciated the private setting, beautiful views and simplistic decor with guest comfort in mind. Electric blankets, a well priced bar, good quality linen... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 days here and everything was wonderful from the luxurious accommodation , the meals, the courtesy of the staff and the spotter and guide of our safari tours which we did each morning and afternoon. Everyone was so professional and welcoming I would encourage this establishment as one you should experience once in your life we saw the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff is exceptionally friendly, gracious and helpful. They are in process of updating accommodations and the ones that are done are beautiful. Great common areas. Upscale but not too much so, blends well with surroundings. Great rangers and trackers. Food is good but not great. Only downside is animals seemed sparse. My kids loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived it was 5 star all the way. Rooms are just fabulous, glass walled bathroom and a second shower outside all face into the game park. Huge bed, awesome dining area and very dedicated staff from room attendants to safari drivers and trackers. I would travel to S Africa again just to go here.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thorny Bush game lodge in South Africa was our pre-trip with OATS' Best of Africa trip in late June, 2016. Accommodations were broaching "Superb", staff was superb. Managers Willy and his spouse were as wonderful as can be. Can't say enough great things. Food, game trackers, staff, cleanliness, attention to detail and guests' comfort were tops. But what about the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed ten nights at two different lodges in Thornybush Game Reserve for a wedding that can only be described as magical. The ceremony, that included by request traditional African customs designed to ensure a long and happy life for the couple, was conducted in the Bush adjacent to a dried up river bed in the... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornybush Game Lodge (Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)- 18 luxury suites & 2 family suites (40 guests). Nestled in the heart of Big 5 country adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, this is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The elegant and exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites, each with full en-suite facilities and private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an ever-active water hole. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers and on walking safaris, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply enjoy a treatment in the Beauty Spa or relax at the pool with your favourite cocktail as you bask in Africa’s glorious sunshine. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornybush Game Lodge

Address: Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $842 - $1,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thornybush Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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