Waterside Lodge

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge is tranquilly situated on the banks of a lake, with phenomenal outlooks on the African bushveld and enclosed by well-kept gardens and leafy trees. The lodge blends well into its surroundings, complementing the locale with quaint timber and thatch styling. Medium in size with only 20 suites, Waterside affords guests unlimited privacy while remaining practical for larger parties with homely warmth and intimacy.

The 20 suites are spacious and cosy with rustic tones and comfortable furnishings ensuring a stay is relaxing, awash with authentic African undertones. Rooms include air-conditioning for staying cool from the warm African sun and en suite bathrooms that provide a separate shower and bath.

In between safari activities the lodge provides various facilities to guests. For those not wishing to lose touch with the outside world there is internet access in the library while a cooling dip in the property's pool is always welcome, a laundry service and gift shop are also on offer. The lodge is very much family friendly, with children's programmes in place and babysitting services available.

How to get to Waterside 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 Waterside Lodge

Game drives and nature walks.

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Waterside Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews 5 View more reviews
Waterside Lodge

Shane and Caroline Doyle

5

We so enjoyed every minute we spent there, the Safari, the food, the service....everything. It was not like anything we had previously experienced.

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Waterside Lodge

Anonymous

5

We were well looked after throughout our stay and our room was very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the private honeymoon dinner on our last night, the little touches (running a bath for us, for example), were very thoughtful and special. The safaris were an absolutely amazing experience that we will never forget!

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Waterside Lodge

Anonymous

4

larger camp ( 20 rooms ) so somewhat impersonal but still a good experience

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Thornybush Nature Reserve

All South Africa Itineraries
Winelands

Classic Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Explorer

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve
Lion on game drive

Cape Town, Hermanus, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,920 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route
Safari Rhino

Kruger and Dubai Luxury Escape Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $2,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Locations
Thornybush Nature Reserve, Dubai, Panorama Route
Cable Car

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,820 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route