Thornybush Nature Reserve Safaris

Set adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Thornybush Nature Reserve offers a private game viewing experience with spectacular Big 5 sightings - buffalo, lion, elephant, rhino and leopard. Found in the heart of the rolling Lowveld this stunning reserve is characterised by a year round pleasant climate and a landscape that is primarily open savannah; an advantage for game viewing.

Thornybush Nature Reserve Highlights

  • A stunning Big 5 reserve
  • Open savannah scenery proves an advantage when searching for game
  • Highly trained guides deliver thrilling game drives and bush walks
  • A range of well-appointed properties providing a comfortable base from which to explore
Bird Hyena sighting on a Thornybush Nature Reserve safari Cheetah cub

Explore the sprawling reserve with thrilling excursions both on foot and by vehicle; open Land Rovers are the chief method of exploration, while guided bush walks are an exciting addition to the experience. The reserve holds an impressive biodiversity of species, with hundreds and hundreds of bird, almost 150 species of mammal and over 100 reptiles.

On a Thornybush Nature Reserve safari a range of well-appointed accommodations are on offer, all of which deftly remove guests from the realms of civilisation and place them deep into big game country. Expect comfortable interiors and strong service from these havens in the wilderness.

Selected Thornybush Nature Reserve Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Thornybush Nature Reserve

Highlights of South Africa Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Kruger and Dubai Luxury Escape Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,000 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa, United Arab Emirates
Locations
Thornybush Nature Reserve, Dubai, Panorama Route

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Kruger Holiday

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route

Cape Town Winelands and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $15,030 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $14,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Cape Town, Winelands, Panorama Route and Kruger Safari

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,000 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route

Classic Cape Town and Kruger

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,680 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Cape and Kruger Explorer

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,650 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Thornybush Nature Reserve Accommmodation

  • Experience an incredible tented experience deep in the Thornybush Game Reserve with magnificent views over the bushveld and fantastic game viewing.

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  • Monwana Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Found in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, Monwana Game Lodge provides phenomenal Big 5 game viewing and luxury accommodation.

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  • N'Kaya Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Hidden deep in the Thornybush Game Reserve, N?Kaya Game Lodge overlooks the stunning Drakensberg mountain range. Expect intimate accommodation and excellent activities.

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  • Serondella Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Hidden deep in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Serondella Lodge overlooks the Inyoni Pan and offers superb levels of game viewing, particularly of elephants.

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  • Shumbalala Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Situated on the banks of the Monwana River, Shumbalala Game Lodge offers excellent wildlife viewing, in the heart of the game rich Thornybush Game Reserve.

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  • Thornybush Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Thornybush Game Lodge offers a great base from which to explore the spectacular Thornybush Nature Reserve and see the Big 5. Spacious and exclusive, the property juxtaposes luxury with untamed wilderness.

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  • Thornybush River Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    Set in the private Big 5, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Thornybush River Lodge offers 4 luxurious suites in an exclusive setting.

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  • Waterbuck Game Lodge Client Score: 5

    Set in the stunning Thornybush Nature Reserve, experience spectacular wildlife viewing and impeccable service from this small and private lodge.

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  • Waterside Lodge Client Score: 5
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  • Royal Malewane Client Score: Not yet rated
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