We stayed at the Waterside Lodge for three nights . You can't really leave that place!
Everything down there is just perfect!
The rooms are spacious, superbly appointed and impeccably clean;
the staff - all of them - are super.
We travelled with a kid ( Emma, 9 years old) , who was spolied by everyone shamelessly.
The food is excellent and perfecty served (by the way, a big hug to our waiter, Surprise, soooooo sweet!).
The game drives are fantastic; we saw all the big5 and much more, including a moving sighting of the lion cubs playing in the sand and a sundownwer in the bush with the sound of a roaring lion; the "guitly ones" for that are ranger Sean and tracker Willes, whom we want to thank again for the unforgettable experience.
We couldn't suggest anything to those guys, just to go on this way, they're extremely professional and so warm and friendly at the same time!
- 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