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Thornbush Game Reserve

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No complaints, the professionalism, friendliness, service, beauty of the place was perfect. We did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Villamblard, France
Best game viewing on our 2 week safari

Stayed at Nkaya Lodge...we had an excellent guide, good food, very comfortable lodgings. I have no... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“great game”(4 reviews)
“river lodge”(2 reviews)
Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No complaints, the professionalism, friendliness, service, beauty of the place was perfect. We did 3 lodges: Serondella, Chapungu and the Main Lodge. they are perfect. moreover, the reserve is exceptionally rich in animals.

Thank stephchevenot
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Stayed at Nkaya Lodge...we had an excellent guide, good food, very comfortable lodgings. I have no hesitation recommending this particular lodge - which is in the midrance price for Thorneybush

1  Thank fenmen
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Family of four spent four nites at Sabi Sand. Fantastic experience! Luxury accommodations, great staff, great food, great overall ambiance. A total of 7 safari rides and one bush walk. Our guide (Sabre) and tracker (Conright) were the best. We saw every thing and more....More

2  Thank alanrB5020LU
Reviewed March 31, 2018

This reserve provides you with so many opportunities to see wild animals at close hand in the natural environment. Brilliant!

Thank Diana N
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Doctor, ranger and tracker, is expert at tracking the animals on the reserve for excellent views of the many beautiful animals on their reserve, especially the babies.

1  Thank phylp31
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Impossible to describe. So beautiful serene takes ones breath away. This venue is a 6* resort do yourself a favour if you want a real bush experience go River Lodge the only place in the Thorny Bush collection.

Thank RaymondS2363
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We strayed in the Thornybush Lodge and this is the game reserve it sits in. The guides were awesome - superbly knowledgeable and got us close in the to the action without disturbing the animals. We saw all the big game and plenty of smaller...More

1  Thank DiverHP
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Amazing wildlife viewing! Saw the big five plus many, many more. Love the fact that there are no longer fences between the national park and the private game preserve - animals can move freely between the properties.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed August 5, 2017

On the two game drive daily we got to see the big five and lot of other animals . It was nice to experienced seeing the animals with out being crowded out with other vehicles

Thank HappyButterfly52
Reviewed August 3, 2017

By far one f the better reserves in SA, good safe drivers with extensive knowledge of the wildlife, birds and trees. Enjoy

Thank Chris E
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from Diana N | Reviewed this property |
There were salads and vegetarian food available and usually a choice. I cannot imagine that this would be a problem. Staff were always helpful and contacting them beforehand should sort this out and reassure you.
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April 13, 2018|
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Response from Diana N | Reviewed this property |
Thornybush adjoins Kruger, but don't know the distance, sorry. The good thing is there are no fence boundaries between Thornybush and Kruger, so the animals roam freely into both areas.