Thornybush Nature Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and offers stunning wildlife viewing as well as luxury lodging.
Thornybush Nature Reserve is a well-known safari destination adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The Big-5 reserve offers the finest bush experiences in a 14’000-hectare wilderness area. Thornybush is home to a number of superb lodges, ranging from family accommodation to luxury suites and fully-inclusive to self-catering. Many of the lodges at Thornybush welcome children, and special activities are available for little ones, ensuring that all members of the family enjoy their safari holiday. Guests can marvel at the reserve’s breathtaking fauna and flora, enjoy authentic spa treatments and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine.
The River Lodge
Embark on a journey into the beating heart of Africa at Thornybush The River Lodge.
The River Lodge is a 5-Star safari getaway promising unrivalled scenes of wildlife and nature, and is guaranteed to excite and impress even the most discerning traveller. Accommodation at River Lodge consists of 4 private suites that overlook the Monwana River, each extremely spacious and tastefully decorated. A range of safari activities are readily available, ensuring guests are entertained throughout their stay.
Nkelenga Tented Camp
Nkelenga Tented Camp, Thornybush Private Game Reserve proudly introduces this unique self-catering option.
Nkelenga Tented Camp is a beautiful safari camp offering a wholly private experience, as the camp can only be booked for the exclusive-use of a single group. The camp can accommodate up to 9 people in a self-catering house, which comes with a private safari vehicle and a dedicated ranger, tracker and housekeeper. Activities include private game drives and walking safaris, and guests can make use of the camp’s full-service spa and sparkling swimming pool.
Shumbalala Game Lodge
Shumbalala Game Lodge is an unexpected oasis of luxury and comfort in the unforgiving heat of the African bushveld.
Shumbalala Game Lodge is the epitome of comfort and style in the wild African bush. Guests have a choice between 2 Superior and 2 Presidential Suites, each boasting an en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower, fireplace, and private viewing deck affording magnificent views over the Monwana riverbed. Shumbalala offers activities including elephant back safaris, hot-air-ballooning, canyon boat cruises and classical game drives.
Serondella Game Lodge
Serondella Game Lodge in Thornybush Game Reserve is set in the heart of the African bushveld. Offering fantastic big 5 game viewing, exquisite African cuisine and personalised service.
Set on the banks of the dry Monwana River, this beautiful lodge is perfect for those seeking a true safari adventure for the whole family. Serondella Game Lodge consists of 3 beautifully appointed suites, as well as an expansive Family Suite suitable for a large family or group of friends. The lodge is small and intimate, only taking a maximum of 8 guests to ensure the most secluded stay.
At Waterside Lodge you will rediscover true peace and relaxation amongst manicured gardens shaded by ancient trees.
Surrounded by stunning lush gardens and towering trees, Waterside Lodge evokes a sense of tranquility and calmness. The lodge features 20 thatched suites, all of which are graciously decorated and exceptionally spacious. The lodge has been designed to blend into the natural environment, located along pathways surrounded by clusters of trees and manicured gardens. Waterside Lodge features a sparkling swimming pool, open-air boma, expansive viewing deck and comfortable lounges.
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