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Waterbuck lodge watering hole viewing deck 2400

Waterbuck Lodge

Discover 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.

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.

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Expert View

  • Ideal for exclusive use bookings by families and friends
  • A home-away-from home setting
  • Fabulous Big 5 game viewing in the private Thornybush Reserve
  • Only a few vehicles on a sighting, no jostling for a viewing position

At a glance

  • 4 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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