Thornybush Game Lodges

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About Thornybush

Thornybush Nature Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park
It is one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa and is famous for pioneering the wildlife photographic safari.

The wildlife offers some excellent viewing and you are spoilt for choice as far as well priced luxury lodging goes.
This 14 000 hectare reserve offers the Big 5 experience and much more. The lodges range fom luxury suites, fully-inclusive lodges and exclusive use self-catering lodges. If you have young children with you, many of the lodges at Thornybush cater to families with special activities available for little ones.

Wildlife highlights include the big five and 500 types of bird. Lodges offer game drives, walking safaris and children’s activities.

If you are unsure which one to visit, ask one of the LastMinuteLodges reservations staff for advice on which lodge will suit you best.

Viewing Deck area

Thornybush Game LodgeIndoor and outdoor showers | Views over the Monwana River

The Lodge has 18 Luxury Suites and 2 Family Suites overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. It is an exclusive lodge with air-conditioned suites, large spaces and high ceilings. Amenaties include twin or king-size beds, and a large en suite bathroom with twin basins, a bathtub, and an indoor and outdoor shower. The large private decks have sweeping views over the dry riverbed and waterhole. Rate includes : Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, game drives and bush walk activities.

View on animals from pool Deck

Tangala Safari CampTented Camp | Chalets | Great views of an active waterhole

4 Chalets with a covered patio, twin beds under mosquito nets and en-suite bathroom which include his and hers basins, shower and toilet.
6 Safari Tents with a covered patio, twin beds under mosquito nets and en-suite bathroom which include his and hers basins, shower and toilet. Rate includes : Accommodation, brunch, high tea, dinner, teas & snacks and two daily safari activities.

Bath on the Deck

Chapungu Tented Bush CampRomantic bath tubs on the private decks | Spacious and comfortable Tents

Excellent option for couples and even honeymooners, as there is plenty of privacy, Chapungu's Decor is "old-world colonial" and offers safari enthusiasts an atmosphere reminiscent of the style and class of that bygone era. Walking Safari's are also available.
Rate includes : 2 game drives

Plunge pool on the Suite Deck

Thornybush The River Lodge Private Plunge Pool | Maximum 8 guests | No under 16's

An intimite lodge with only four luxurious suites overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. The Suites are positioned with discretion in mind to ensure a personal and private experience.
The elevated deck with private plunge pool has magnificent views while inside the rooms are spacious and very comfortable with mosquito nets and air-conditioning
Rate includes: Lunch, Dinner and breakfast and 2 game drives and optional bush walks