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.

Our Favourite Thornybush Game Reserve Accommodations


Thornybush Special Offers

  • STAY 3, PAY 2 |  STAY 4, PAY 3 
  • Valid till 18 December 2021 (Excludes dates  1 – 31 August, 1 – 31 October 2021)
  • 50% Single supplement applies
  • 50% Bride Discount
  • Valid until 18 December 2021
  • Some block out dates apply
  • Valid at all Thornybush lodges except Saseka Leadwood Villa
  • Valid till 18 December 2021 (Excludes dates 1 – 31 August, 1 – 31 October 2021)
  • Only valid at Thornybush Game Lodge and Jackalberry Lodge and children must share with parents (maximum 2 adults and 2 kids)
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
  • No Single Supplement Charged For Single Travellers
  • At all Thornybush Collection lodges
  • Valid till 18 December 2021
Thornybush Game LodgeSaseka Tented Camp,  and Simbambili Game Lodge  

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