N'Kaya Game Lodge

Shaded by tall trees and set on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Drakensberg mountain range, N'Kaya Game Lodge is situated deep in the private Thornybush Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. The lodge has a capacity for only 4 exclusive suites offering guests the very best in privacy and making it the ideal destination for a quiet, peaceful safari.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

N'Kaya Game Lodge is unique in the Thornybush Collection in that it has the flexibility of providing guests with either 8 single en-suite facilities, or 4 spacious completely self-contained double suites with a comfortable lounge area for private entertaining and relaxation. The rooms are air-conditioned with an en-suite bath and shower.

Built around an inviting pool area the main lodge boasts excellent bar, dining and lounge facilities and an outside boma area for night time dining.

Getting There

Access by air from the Hoedspruit Airport which is approximately a 30 minute drive from the lodge. The drive time to Thornybush Game Lodge by road from Johannesburg is approximately 6 - 7 hours.


Morning and evening game drive safaris in open top Land Rover, walking safaris, bird watching, fishing and day tours such as white water rafting or village tours.

Read what our previous clients thought of N'Kaya Game Lodge

Review of N'Kaya Game Lodge


I would give it more than 5 stars!! This place was fantastic and we cannot wait to go back. The team were exceptional and not only did we see plenty on our drives we were looked after spectacularly well. As we were there over xmas we were treated to so many little presents on our bed and AMAZING food, with crackers and everything. Our tracker/guide team were brilliant- other guides and…

03/01/2020 Read full trip review

Review of N'Kaya Game Lodge

Judy Rummell

Had we had more flexibility in our budget, we definitely would have taken your advice in upgrading this accommodation. This lodge was still beautiful and we have no complaints- this was more so a testament to how well Stuart knew what we were looking for in our trip!

28/10/2019 Read full trip review

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