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"Thornybush Game Lodge - for a luxury bush experience"

Thornybush Nature Reserve consists of a series of luxury safari camps, lodges, and tented camps. Thornybush Game Lodge is a first class family safari destination. It offers fun-filled bush activities the whole family can enjoy. The lodge is also known as a romantic getaway for honeymooners, and its exclusive suites offer privacy and decadence that can only be experienced on a five-star safari adventure such as found at Thornybush Lodge in the Kruger. The exquisite suites at the lodge overlook the Monwana River and magnificent views of the African Bush.


Eighteen Luxury suites all fitted with:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Private viewing decks

Also there are two family suites which include:

  • Lounge areas with sleeper couches
  • Viewing decks
  • Private plunge pools

Thornybush Nature Reserve is right next to the Kruger National Park and affords spectacular sightings of wildlife and birds. There are 280 species of bird to be seen at Thornybush. The Nature Reserve offers a diverse and varied eco-system. Animals to be spotted are The Big Five, various antelopes, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and different types of reptiles.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant
  • Child-Friendly
  • Conference Venue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Night Drives
  • Specialist guides

Thornybush Game Lodge provides conferencing facilities that can accommodate up to 60 guests. Team building exercises and a variety of additional services are offered. Entertainment facilities including bush excursions and a wellness spa.

Facilities and Services

  • Flip charts
  • Whiteboards
  • Video
  • T.V
  • Data projector (at additional cost)
  • Overhead projector


  • Conferencing rates vary seasonally

Additional information

  • Conferencing equipment can be hired for an additional cost.
  • A welcoming game drive on arrival is offered and stops in the bush or dry riverbed for sundowner drinks and snacks.
Child Policy

Children's Programme:

  • Children receive an activity backpack and are assigned a Ranger on arrival.
  • Outdoor activities are designed to suit the children's needs.
  • Game drives and Bush walks are designed with safety in mind.
  • At the end of the stay, children will receive "Ranger in Training" certificates.
  • Specific meal plans, activities are designed before arrival.
  • Childminders can be provided on request by parents.
  • Children 2-5yrs are not allowed on game drives.
Specials at Thornybush Game Lodge

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

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Thornybush Game 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
  • Tea, coffee, snacks
  • Dawn & dusk safaris in open game vehicles
  • Optional bushveld walks
  • Sundowner drinks on game drives
  • Bar
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All levies
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
Enquiries at Thornybush Game Lodge

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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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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