Thornybush

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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Royal Malewane & Africa House

Royal Malewane

As its name suggests, the treatment you can expect at Royal Malewane is nothing short of royal.  Situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, it boasts personalised service, an extraordinary location and outstanding game viewing. Accommodating only 20 guests, it offers seclusion and exclusivity.Rangers who share their excitement and love of the African bushveld guide the game drives. Going the extra mile to find rate sightings of game, they also impart extensive knowledge about the flora and birdlife of the region.

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Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

A well-established luxury game lodge overlooking the seasonal Monwana River, riverine forest, sweeping savannah and an active waterhole, Thornybush Game Lodge provides the perfect introduction to the wonders of an African safari for families, small groups, wedding parties and independent travellers. The historic original camp of Thornybush Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger Park, it was rebuilt in 2001 and offers a high level of luxury and attentive personal service. A luxurious new Amani spa has been added, there is a lovely swimming pool, and a 60-seater conference facility for those combining business with an inspirational bush retreat.

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Serondella Lodge

Serondella Lodge

Vast African skies, rich bushveld and the dry riverbed of Monwana River in the Thornybush Game Reserve create a dramatic backdrop for the luxury Serondella Game Lodge. Intimate, secluded and exclusive, it’s comprised of only three suites and a family suite, which is perfect for families or friends travelling together.

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Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

The 5-Star Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is located in the highly acclaimed Thornybush Private Nature Reserve. Connected to the main camp by pathways through the bushveld, eight en-suite luxurious tents overlook the African savannah and offer a tranquil, intimate retreat. Styled with elegant colonial flair, the tents are fitted with all the creature comforts one could need in the bush.

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Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Unspoilt, pristine wilderness forms a backdrop for Shumbalala Game Lodge, in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Giant age-old fever and fig trees stand sentry over the luxury lodge, with only the sounds of nature to interrupt a visitor’s quiet reverie. Authentically African with a rustic elegance, the en-suite rooms are spacious and plush. The lounge of the superior suites spills on to a private viewing deck, where guests can observe the abundant wildlife that comes to drink at the waterhole.

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

A serene luxury game lodge overlooking a lake with resident hippos, Thornybush Waterside Lodge is a gem of affordable luxury and a wonderful introduction to the best of African safaris. It is set in the 14,000 ha Thornybush Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger Park, which has a well-established reputation for conservation and prolific game viewing, including all the Big 5. Ideal for families, small groups and independent travellers, the lodge also accommodates weddings and business getaways and has a 60-seater conference centre by the lake.

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Waterbuck Lodge

Waterbuck Lodge

The lush banks of a water estuary in The Thornybush Private Nature reserve provide the perfect location for Waterbuck Lodge. Four air-conditioned luxury suites create an intimate, exclusive escape for only eight guests. Plush, spacious and elegant, the thatched roofs and exposed trusses of the suites create an authentic African mood. Raised decks afford an ideal view over the African bushveld and of the wildlife that come to quench their thirst at the estuary.

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