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.

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

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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Review of Thornybush Game Lodge

Richard and Angela Beck

All very comfortable with good service. The Ranger, Sean, and Spotter, John, were particularly good. Most exciting sightings ever seen, because of the action of the animals. We must have seen all the different species on the Reserve, except Buffalo.

21/04/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Thornybush Game Lodge

Hardik Patel

One of my best lodge and safari experiences ever! Amazing safari rangers with a plethora of knowledge. The overall experience was fun, exiting and educational. Lodge was unbelievable! Wow! I would want to come here again any chance I get.

28/11/2019 Read full trip review

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