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.

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

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Jacquelynn Giammetta & Brett Barilari

Love the staff made us feel like family! Best experience luxurious houses to stay in! Clean, great food!!

29/04/2019 Read full trip review

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Myrna & Lauren Campbell

Lauren arrived the day before me as I was not well enough to travel and the staff were very helpful, friendly and supportive to her. Our lodge was fantastic and we felt very grateful to be with people who obviously adore what they do. Lauren thoroughly enjoyed the standard of all the food during her stay and they accommodated my needs. Game drives were incredible seeing all the big five and much more.…

25/04/2019 Read full trip review

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