Thornybush Game Lodge is set within the wild beauty of the Greater Kruger National Park.

 A vast diversity of wildlife coupled with luxury safari lodges provide guests with an immersive and unforgettable bush experience.

The Lodge has received a brand-new re-design and refurbishment plus the addition of the brand-new Family villa which will be ready in May.

As the first lodge in the Thornybush Nature Reserve the brief design was to breathe fresh life into its classic safari charm and this was achieved by downsizing for a more intimate and exclusive ambience whilst ensuring the lodge will remain one of the most esteemed and exclusive safari lodges in the Kruger National Park.

For the health and fitness conscious there will also be a fabulous new gym and spa and Ottolenghi- inspired buffets that offer a light and fresh approach to safari meals whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the candlelit bush dinners.

Kamara House will also launch in May 2023, this two -bed solo use villa will comprise of two doubles and an optional twin room which can be further extended by taking the adjacent villa to accommodate larger family groups.

Thornybush Private Game Reserve is located adjacent to Kruger Park and is home to the Big Five and a variety of other African wildlife species and with a near perfect year-round climate makes Thornybush a perfect destination for a family safari.

There are 20 suites altogether so whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family holiday safari there is something for everyone. The family friendly lodges offer special activities to thrill and entertain children. Treasure hunts, arts and crafts and learning how to track animals and learning about wildlife conservation.

During your stay at Thornybush you can enjoy a range of activities ranging from Game drives, bush walks, bush dining, private vehicle safaris, Bush spa, local community interaction and the K-9 Unit.  The Greater Kruger Park is home to a vast array of wildlife, including the endangered rhino and pangolin. The Tango K9 Anti- Poaching Unit was created to assist in the conservation of these endangered species on the ground. Guests can visit the unit to see first-hand how these highly trained dogs and their handlers operate and the brave work they do to combat poaching in the Great Kruger Park area.

For a more exclusive bush experience, you can book a private open- air safari vehicle an expert guides will tailor game drives to suit your needs. This is ideal if you would like to focus more on birds and trees. Or if you prefer you can enjoy a guided walking safari which is a completely different experience to a game drive in the greater Kruger Park as it not only gives you the thrill of being on foot in a Big Five reserve but is a chance to really immerse yourself into nature at ground level. Highly qualified guides will teach you how to track and discover birdlife, insects, trees and plants and you will gain an understanding of the powerful eco -system in the Greater Kruger Park.

A truly immersive and unforgettable bush experience.