Hotel

Thornybush Main Lodge

Thornybush Main Lodge

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
400 Reviews
Guide Price £2,029 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in a Luxury Suite (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park

Offering fantastic views over the savannah and waterhole, a newly renovated Spa and a sparkling pool ensures Thornybush Game Lodge is the most stylish retreat. Children are truly welcomed and entertained with game drives and special activities tailored to meet their needs, including a complimentary 'Ranger in Training' pack. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine.

The private reserve is home to an abundance of species including the Big Five. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

  • Swimming pool
  • Big Five safari experience
  • Stunning accommodation

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 20 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx 1-2 hours from Hoedspruit airport
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Thornybush Main Lodge

  • National park
  • approx 1-2 hours from Hoedspruit airport
400 Reviews 99% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 368
  • Very Good 30
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 29, 2018

Magnificant!

Philadelphia, New York

The staff is so sweet and accommodating. You just fall in love with them and want to bring them home with you. The food is the best I have had ANYWHERE! The chef has been here 18 years, and the pastry chef can’t be beat! The cabins are lovely and so well maintained. The guides and trackers are the best. They are so knowledgeable. The vehicles are comfortable. There is a spa and gift shop on location. Someone escorts you to your cabin at night after dinner.
Apr 23, 2018

Thornybush Waterside Game Lodge breathtakingly beautiful

London, United Kingdom

Thornybush Waterside Game Lodge.... were do I start. My wife and visited in April 2018 this year, never having been on a safari before we were bowled over by the welcome we received. The staff, the food, the accommodation, the atmosphere, it was beyond reproach. Nothing was ever too much trouble. For our game drives we had Juluca (Ranger) and Frank (tracker) they made it an unforgettable experience for us, especially when going across country, well certainly off the tracks to find rhinos. We would go back to Thornybush tomorrow If we could we are missing it already! Jeff & Barbara Hutchison
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Facilities

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the swimming pool to cool off after a game viewing drive.

Amani Game Lodge Spa

A place of peace and tranquility. At Amani Game Lodge Spa enjoy holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages & soothing treatments or the couple's treatment room; an ideal retreat for you and your partner.

Thornybush Main Lodge

Room Types

Thornybush Game Lodge Bedroom

Luxury Suite

The luxury suites offer great views of either the seasonal Monwana River course or riverine thicket and have been carefully designed to provide privacy. Each suite has an en-suite with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as its own private deck area.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family Suite

Family Suite

As expected, the Family Suites are larger than the Luxury Suites with the addition of a lounge area with sleeper couch, that converts in to a double bed to accommodate children. Each suite has a private deck and its own plunge pool. Maximum occupany is 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years; or 3 adults.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Thornybush Main Lodge

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Programme

On arrival all children receive a complimentary welcome pack which will keep them entertained throughout their stay. Children are allocated to specific rangers who enjoy looking after the younger guests. Game Drives and activities can be tailored to suit children's interests and attention spans. Baby sitters and child minders are available at an additional cost. There are also menu's specially prepared for children.

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