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"NKaya Lodge - Exclusivity at it's best"

NKaya Lodge is in the north eastern area of the Thornybush Game Reserve. It commands stunning views across the Lowveld to the Drakensberg mountains. Thornybush Game Reserve consists of 11 500 hectares of pristine bushveld and borders the Kruger National Park.

NKaya Lodge offers an exclusive “home setting” with manicured lawns. Luxurious accommodation, executive service and gourmet meals, all in an African wilderness designed to ensure a memorable bush experience.


NKaya Lodge offers intimate accommodation to in the form of 4 luxuriously spacious double suites. Each suite is fitted with; two en-suite bathroom and private lounge. There are secluded decks which offer optimal privacy to guests and a magnificent view of the Drakensberg mountains. Subtle earth tones and natural materials blend beautifully into the surrounding landscape.


Thornybush is a fenced private game reserve, boasting the Big Five, and a multitude of mammals which include; cheetah, hippo and spotted hyena. Guests are often treated to frequent sightings of the secretive black rhino. Night game drives often offer rare sightings of the elusive genet, bush baby, civet, caracal, and porcupine. There is also the possibility of observing predators mid-hunt and mid kill. A variety of notable birds in the area include; the malachite kingfisher, the Groundscraper Thrush, Martial Eagle, Namaqua Dove, Fork-tailed drongo, Green Pigeon, Blacksmith Plover, Lesser spotted an eagle and Black-crowned night heron.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant
  • Child-Friendly
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Birding
Child Policy

Children from 2yrs+ are welcome at Nkaya Lodge on request.

Specials at NKaya Lodge

NKaya Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - NKaya Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals, teas, coffee and snacks
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open land rovers and bushveld walks
  • Children 2 – 5 yrs of age are not permitted on game drive – no babysitting at NKaya Lodge
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All levies
  • Bar
  • Telephone
  • Laundry expenses
  • Simbambili Gate fee at Sabi Sand Reserve (per vehicle/per person)
  • Conservation Fee TOMSA Levy and Increases in any of the above costs
Enquiries at NKaya Lodge

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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