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Thornybush Game Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,562

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to a family-friendly game lodge in the heart of South Africa. Spend your days tracking lions and elephants across the African savannah before relaxing with a massage and enjoying a 3-course meal beneath the stars at Thornybush Game Lodge.

Take a 4-day game safari to Thornybush Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Thornybush Game Lodge is a five-star offering perfect for family safaris or destination weddings amongst the incredible African savannahs. At Thornybush Game Lodge, you’ll enjoy the comforts of 18 luxury suites that come with full en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower, and a private deck where you can gaze out on elephants drinking in the water hole or birds flying across the surface of the Monwana River. If you’re traveling with family, the two luxury family suites will afford perfect accommodation on a South African safari. When you’re not relaxing in your suite, you’ll have full access to the lodge’s amenities. Take advantage of Thornybush Spa and the services of Amani African Spas to relax with a much-needed massage after trekking in the bush. Cool down at the end of a hot afternoon in the pool, feast on 3-course meals in the boma, and end your day with a cigar and single malt whisky around the campfire.

Of course, engaging with the wildlife is the highlight of any trip to Thornybush Game Lodge. On your two daily safaris, you’ll track the Big Five and over 140 mammals, 100 reptiles, and 500 birds by foot and land cruiser. Head out just after dawn to track lions and elephants beginning their daily routines. At dusk, spot the arrival of nocturnal animals gearing up to hunt, their eyes illuminated by flashlight beams. There’s no experience quite like the catching a wild dog in the midst of the hunt or spotting a leopard feasting on prey in the branches of an acacia tree.

At Thornybush Game Lodge you’ll experience these incredible sights and more on a South African vacation.


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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,562

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Day 1

Arrive Thornybush Game Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Thornybush Game Lodge

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    Thornybush Game Lodge

    Thornybush Main Lodge is situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park about 50km (30min) from Hoedspruit. Thornybush Main Lodge overlooks the splendid Monwana River. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Between …

    Thornybush Main Lodge is situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park about 50km (30min) from Hoedspruit.
    Thornybush Main Lodge overlooks the splendid Monwana River. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Between exciting safaris, while away the moments at the Guerlain Spa. Experience the gentle attentions of the expertly trained therapists and indulge perhaps in a deep body exfoliating massage.
    Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River, mini bar fridge, telephones, in and outdoor showers. From within the luxurious suites, each with private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an everactive water hole.

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Days 2 & 3

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Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Thornybush Game Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

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  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers from Hoedspruit Airport
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations at Thornybush Game Lodge
  • 2 shared activities per day at Thornybush Game Lodge including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 8 guests per vehicle)*
    • Guided walking safaris
  • Entrance fees
  • South African VAT
  • Conservation Fee
  • All local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
  • Teas & coffees
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice.


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

1 Sep 2022
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