Adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Reserve lies across 11 500 hectares of rugged savannah woodland – perfect for the Big Five to roam freely. Boasting some of the best wildlife viewing in South Africa, but in an intimate setting, it’s not hard to see why Thornybush Game Reserve is considered an undiscovered jewel in the crown.

With Thornybush’s trackers and rangers considered amongst the best in South Africa, guests will surely enjoy a visit filled with an abundance of game. So good are the trackers at Thornybush that the reserve can lay claim to having South Africa’s only certified Master Tracker – Mr Wilson Masiya – who operates from the Royal Malewane lodge.

Protecting Thornybush Game Reserve’s 150 mammal, 114 reptile, 500 bird and 336 tree species remains the management’s top priority, with their environmentally sound management practices lauded throughout South Africa. The reserve demonstrates how sustainable ecotourism can effectively protect our natural heritage whilst simultaneously providing invaluable employment and tourism opportunities.

With eight luxurious lodges to choose from, Thornybush Game Reserve is rapidly becoming the choice of the discerning African game enthusiast who does not compromise on either quality or integrity.

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