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Flying solo? This 4 night safari in South Africa's Big 5 Thornybush Reserve offers no single supplement. It's the best of both worlds, where you can join the staff and other guests on game drives, at hosted meals and at pre-dinner drinks around the camp fire, whilst also luxuriating in 'me' time, in the form of spa treatments, and lounging on your private deck enjoying the views. You have the freedom of choice to spend your holiday the way you want to and move at your own pace.

Travel in total safety, rest assured that you will be met right off the plane at Hoedspruit Airport and taken to the reserve, where you will feel very much at home, free of worries to enjoy the best of the wildlife and scenery.

Sharing a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, the private Thornybush Reserve has a steady stream of free-roaming Big 5 and other wildlife. On game drives and bush walks there are consistent sightings of Africa's iconic animals, all brought to life by the expert guide-and-tracker teams who have a true understanding of the environment with an inherent knack for finding the action. End off your afternoon game drive enjoying a well-earned sundowner drink with your guide and other guests. The reserve is heaven for photographers, so be sure to pack all the gear.

Jackalberry is a place to slow down and unwind. It overlooks a nearby waterhole often visited by elephants and antelope.

For first-time solo safari goers, trust your Mahlatini expert to plan a seamless and safe trip where you will be guided and looked after by our trusted partners on the ground.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Jackalberry Lodge | Thornybush Nature Reserve

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will connect with your domestic flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival you will be met and privately transferred the short distance to Thornybush Reserve. Here you will remain for 4 nights experiencing game drives and bush walks, all included in the experience.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 6

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Hoedspruit Airport where you will catch your domestic flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified and hot and selected cold local beverages
  • Meals as specified
  • Domestic flights
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the lodge
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Waived single supplement (only applicable in certain months)


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of hot and selected cold local beverages
  • Spa treatments


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International to Philadelphia International Airport

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