Am staying at Waterside, day 3 of 4. We have stayed at a number of lodges in Sabi Sands and Madikwe over the years and are familiar with the different sites.
Waterside Lodge is excellent value on all fronts:
Lodge: Well set out over looking a water hole / lake. Usual viewing deck with other type lounges ect.
Rooms: Well presented, very clean. Spacious!! Private veranda overlooking riverbed.Lovely bed with cotton duvets.Fridge in room with drinks -FREE bottled water.
Food: The food is 1st class.We appreciate good quality food. Salads are best we have ever had and are not the norm - e.g -avocado and asparagus , pear and blue cheese and so on. I had a lamb shank main meal last night that could compete with a top pretoria restaurant -La Madelaine ( google it)Breakfasts include usual buffet with hot dishes served at your table - again fantastic.
Game Drive - great and typical of 5 * lodges. G Ranger Petro very good and huge knowledge-regret that he is leaving as he is an asset to any lodge. Lots of game to view and game drives are nice and long with a stop off period for complimentary drinks - which makes a change from so many other lodges that charge you for the game drive drinks and go as far as making you order your preference at breakfast for the evening game drive!
General : This is a pleasant find for us. The lodge is worth a visit and recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thornybush Waterside Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve