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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a place which is spectacular, romantic and magical all at the same time... then Thornybush is your must go place. A romantic destination in the bush makes for the perfect setting for a wedding or a romantic getaway. Luxury at it's best the staff are friendly, helpful and will go out of their way to... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Back last night after spending 5 days at Thornybush Game Lodge. Remarkable lodge within the reserve offering outstanding facilities. The rooms are large and extremely comfortable have fabulous indoor and outdoor showers very nice bathrooms and all rooms have a stunning views over the watering hole. The Lodge has wifi throughout which is pretty good. Food is outstanding and plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been blessed with being able to stay here more than once and each time I leave there hoping to return. The staff are great; so warm and genuine! The food is delicious and they go out of their way to accommodate any requests and the setting is just gorgeous as each room feels completely private.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apologies but I was there back in 2009 and I just fell in love with everything about this place! We spent three nights and the whole experience was just out of this world. The food was exquisite, the accomodation was superb and the safari was beyond expectation. In one word, memorable!!! I really want to go back! Pure luxury!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent 3 nights at Thornybush Game Lodge and it was amazing! The attention to detail by the staff was incredible! When we arrived we were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff who answered all our questions! The rooms were awesome and the outside showers provided an amazing experience. Our safari guides Wayne and John the Best were... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Wonderful food, accommodations, and the incredible guide, Grant, who led us to the Big Five. I highly recommend the Thornybush Game Lodge. We were there with our adult children and grandchildren. They made a terrific effort to make the dining both varied and delicious. The lodgings were both private and quite grand. There is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thornybush Game lodge was a real eye opener. Right in the bush is this magnificent game lodge with all mod cons and the lodges are exceptional, 5 star. Our lodge overlooked the river, no water at the time, had an indoor and an outdoor shower, game wandering around, an elephant was eating in the trees about 15 metres from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are large with separate bathrooms with both inside and outside showers. Extra large beds in air conditioned comfort. The staff are very caring and the safari rangers are very professional. Safety is paramount and guards are provided to escort you to your room at night.

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Thank Rawiller
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights, driving up from Johannesburg. The experience is wonderful from the moment you arrive, with great service, wonderful food, experienced rangers and trackers and a really friendly environment. Be prepared to eat too much and exercise too little. You have a designated ranger and tracker for your stay, so they get to know what you... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Everything about our stay was exceptional: Grant and Hendricks our guide and tracker, the accommodations, wildlife viewing and food. What I didn't expect were the outdoor dining experiences which were all elegant from the table settings to the food. Breakfast and dinner in the bush were quintessential African experiences. My husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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: $804 - $1,256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thornybush Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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