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.

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.

How to get to N'Kaya Game Lodge

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.

Activities at N'Kaya Game Lodge

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.

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Nkaya Game Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews 5 View more reviews
Nkaya Game Lodge

Mr Ben Mol & family


Excellent; very basic and close to nature

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Nkaya Game Lodge

Jim & Nicole McSweeney


The rooms, food, staff, and everything was absolutely perfect, exceeded expectations by far!

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Nkaya Game Lodge

Tessa McSpadden & Ryan Drumm


Staff was incredibly hospitable, friendly and accommodating. They provided an amazing/romantic birthday dinner. Such an amazing place, would highly recommend. Made remarkable adjustments to accommodate a vegetarian diet in our party that they had not been notified of ahead of time.

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Cost Per Person
From $6,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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