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Thornybush game lodge sunset on the deck 2400

Thornybush Game Lodge

Discover 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.

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.

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Expert View

  • Exclusive access - never more than three vehicles on a wildlife sighting
  • Two family suites which feature their own private plunge pool on the deck
  • Hearty evening meals surrounded by lanterns and the sounds of Africa
  • A deck overlooking a waterhole and riverbed frequented by elephants and buffalo

At a glance

  • 20 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
  • Safari Icon Safari

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Sign your children up for the Ranger in Training program, and they will enjoy fun educational activities throughout their stay."

Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
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Sample Itineraries

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From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Travel

Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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