Waterbuck Lodge

Waterbuck Lodge is uniquely positioned adjacent to a water estuary in the private Thornybush Nature Reserve (bordering the Kruger National Park), and provides extraordinary wildlife diversity and abundant birdlife all within the confines of a closely located watering hole.

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

Waterbuck Lodge offers 4 suites each offering a generous sized bedroom, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and a private game viewing deck offering magnificent views. All the suites are accessed through pathways a few yards from each other providing both privacy and security. The main lodge offers a dining and bar area as well as a swimming pool. A deck area also provides a comfortable watch point to the wildlife who frequent the water hole adjacent to the lodge.

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 Waterbuck Lodge

Review of Waterbuck Lodge

Scott and Susan Norris

Absolutely wonderful. Felt very welcome and relaxed. Wonderful lodge, extremely clean and delicious food. Our game drives were fantastic - the Rangers and Trackers were so knowledgeable and conveyed the information so well. A very special time.

12/04/2016 Read full trip review

Review of Waterbuck Lodge

Mr Stefano Mauro

We stayed at the Waterbuck Game Lodge for 4 days as part of our honeymoon and it has been simply PERFECT. From the moment when we arrived to when we left we have been continuously treated as being part of the Waterbuck family. Everybody of the team has been incredibly helpful, gentle and always welcoming us with a warm smile. The Lodge has 4 suites, we stayed at the honeymoon suite N°4 located…

01/12/2014 Read full trip review

Show more reviews

Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit Waterbuck Lodge

Show more itineraries