Thornybush Game Lodge

Located within the beautiful Thornybush Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, is the 5 star Thornybush Game Lodge. A perfect place for any occasion, the lodge provides all of the necessary ingredients for guests to enjoy their stay, from romance to privacy to luxury. The animals known as the 'Big 5': leopard, rhino, buffalo, lion and elephant can all be seen within the reserve, which is predominantly open savannah.

Lion on game drive kids baking pool area

There are 18 luxury suites and 2 larger family suites. All suites include air-conditioning, mini bar, safe, separate bath and shower, outside shower, telephone and hairdryer. The lodge offers guests a variety of services including a swimming pool, library with internet access and a spa among many other facilities to ensure a smooth holiday.

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.


Twice daily game drives in open vehicles and walking safaris.

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Considering the price, the expectations at Thornybush were higher than what we got. In particular the service (security, butler and ranger) did not respect the standards for a 5 star lodge. Security at night has been called twice (for bats on the bed) and they responded after more than 30 minutes both times (imagine if it was an Emergency...). Butler did not speak an acceptable English. Ranger did not treat our…

08/01/2019 Read full trip review

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Geraldine & Peter Dent

Although the wildlife was not as extensive as we were expecting, the hospitality, personal service and quality of the lodge made up for it. Lovely food.

31/01/2017 Read full trip review

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