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Elegant and exclusive, Thornybush Game Lodge offers the complete package for individual guests, family holidays, corporate getaways, small groups or wedding extravaganzas. Exhilarating dawn and dusk safaris, an exclusive on-site spa, gourmet cuisine, the world’s finest wines and sublimely luxurious accommodation await the discerning traveller at Thornybush Game Lodge. A fully-equipped conference centre for sixty delegates completes the picture. Up to forty people can be accommodated in air-conditioned luxury at Thornybush Lodge, in eighteen luxury suites and two generously proportioned family suites.

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge.  Calming, muted tones and dark wood are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the savannah, indoor and outdoor showers. The new 2-bedroom, Kamara House, is available for groups/families seeking a luxury home away from home with complete privacy, but access to all the Thornybush activities. 

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

The family suites feature a private plunge pool on the deck. Another extra in these units is the lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve, or three adults. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the single suites.

A number of activities are arranged for children at Thornybush Game Lodge, sign your kids up for the ‘Ranger in Training’ program when booking your accommodation, and they will enjoy fun educational activities throughout their stay.

Luxury Suites

(16 ROOMS)

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge. Calming, earth tones are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the Savannah, indoor and outdoor showers. All suites have air conditioning and feature a mini-bar and coffee station.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.



Kamara House
Kamara House is a luxury safari accommodation in the Thornybush Nature Reserve and is part of the Thornybush Game Lodge. The private house overlooks a small riverbed, ideal for multigenerational families or small groups. From the moment guests arrive, everything is handled by the friendly staff and dedicated butler, so guests can spend the day relaxing on sun loungers with their books or watch passing wildlife from the rim-flow plunge pool. Close to lodge, guests can stroll across to the Spa for a wellness massage or pre-lunch drinks on the main deck. Meals are prepared by the personal chef and served alfresco-style outside or in the spacious dining area. Each dish is created using the freshest ingredients with little to beat the smell of home-baked bread wafting through the house as guests arrive back from their morning game drive. The interiors at Kamara House are a contemporary mix of organic textures and tones that echo its bush setting. Two bedrooms are connected to the house's main area, and one has an interleading children's bedroom, so little ones can sleep nearby. After dinner, guests may sit around the table chatting about the day's sightings or stargaze from the deck as the lions roar in the distance. Kamara House has its own game vehicle, guide and tracker.



 

Early morning and late afternoon game drives

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wake-up call, coffee, tea and rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Cruiser with experienced Guides and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which varies depending on the season but typically starts early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor. The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight.


Guided Bush Walks

After a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker. Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region, and to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion

One-hour long flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. As the sun rises, the landscape, the vegetation and, if you're lucky, some wildlife will provide photo opportunities. Game spotting cannot be guaranteed but on most flights, we see plains game such as giraffe and wildebeest. Terms & Conditions apply - additional cost.

Africology Spa

Africology is the leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa and skincare company in South Africa, with its success spanning across international borders such as the USA, Europe and Britain. Therapeutic in its approach, Africology only uses all natural ingredients that are bio-identical to your biology; effectively enhancing the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging. Our product formulations and spa treatment offerings are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and celebrate Africa’s vibrant heritage, communities and plant life. Our aim is always to ensure that the body and biology are treated in harmony whilst enjoying a truly authentic African offering. 95% of our products are Vegan Friendly, We do not test on animals and our products are certified for the environment.

Thornybush Community Project

Guests are invited to visit to the community project encompassing local initiatives to provide services to the local communities. Terms & Conditions available on request. Additional costs apply.

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