We did the 5 day safari at the end of October 2013. From the pick up at our hotel in Joburg, the experience started. It was a long trip but very enjoyable. Lunch was waiting when we arrived at Thornhill - so were the zebras! We went for an afternoon/sundown safari at a nearby private game reserve so got to see the 'big 5' the day we arrived. Stopped for drinks and nibbles at sunset in the game park, wonderful experience! The following day was spent completely in Kruger NP with our guide, Goodman. Goodman is the most wonderful guide from Thornhill, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Next day was a 'panaroma' day. Again we were lucky enough to have Goodman as our guide. This trip was up into the mountains, waterfalls, mountain views etc. Another great experience. Next day was an activity of our choice (extra fee) and we went to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre. It's lovely to see the work they are doing to educate people about the animals and to see them caring for those that have no chance in the wild. The afternoon was followed by another trip to a private game park.
The staff, together with Chris and Danielle who are the managers, are all just so wonderful, helpful and friendly. The lodge was lovely, facilities are all you need, great food too.
Strongly recommended by us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable getaway with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets. Located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40km from Kruger Park's Orpen gate.We cater for group bookings, individual guests on self drives, fly in safari's and honeymoon couples. Come and enjoy a "Kruger to Canyon" experience which is "More than just a Safari". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thornhill Safari Hotel Hoedspruit