Waterbuck Game Lodge

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Waterbuck Game 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.

Waterbuck Game 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.

How to get to Waterbuck 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 Waterbuck 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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Waterbuck Game Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews 5 View more reviews
Waterbuck Game 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.

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Waterbuck Game 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 just in front of a lake where animals pass by anytime to drink and refresh themselves :) superb view !!!! 2 game drives are organized, one in the morning and one in the evening: in just 2 days we managed to see the Big Five, what an experience !!!! We thank everybody at Waterbuck for having made our honeymoon unforgettable.

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Waterbuck Game Lodge

Mrs K Woodcock


Friendly welcome. Room was clean and modern with a lovely private terrace at the rear. The quality of the safari guides was excellent and we saw everything we were hoping to. The evening meal around the campfire was a special experience! Lovely pool area for relaxing during the middle of the day. We realy liked the fact this is a small lodge and therefore very personal.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Waterbuck Game Lodge

All South Africa Itineraries
Four Seasons Beach

Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger Safari and Mauritius Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $5,980 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands