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Set within the Greater Kruger National Park.

Thornybush is a collection of luxury lodges in the world-renowned wilderness areas of Sabi Sand and Thornybush Nature Reserve in Kruger Park. Big 5 encounters and the sheer diversity of wildlife in the Kruger Park have helped establish Thornybush as a leading destination in the Greater Kruger Park area. It’s the people here, however, that are the real secret to our bush magic. Our guides lead with an expertise and intuition that’s second to none, while our close-knit teams within the Thornybush lodges, from the receptionists to the chefs, create the homely environment our guests recognise as that ‘Thornybush feeling’.

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LinzeJayne Avatar
Amazing Experience, Amazing Staff
5 star rating

This was my first experience visiting a lodge like this and it was really one to remember. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty! The rooms are beautiful, all with an amazing outlook and the staff are... read more

LinzeJayne

2 months ago
ClaireLeske2604 Avatar
Unforgettable experience
5 star rating

There is honestly only good things I can say... The experience is one you will never forget. From the people (host, guide, tracker, kitchen ataff, etc) to the food, accommodation, game drives, everything was spectacular. Truly worth every cent! We... read more

ClaireLeske2604

2 months ago
ankur1408 Avatar
Deserves 6 Stars
5 star rating

Unbelievable experience. Thornyush Game Lodge is set in a 1200 Ha Private Conservancy which shares an open fence with the Greater Kruger National Park. Stayed there for 2 nights recently and wished that the trip was much longer, as we... read more

ankur1408

2 months ago

Supporting Our Local Community

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge in Kruger Park created The Thornybush Community Projects, a non-profit organisation established with the objective of nurturing and uplifting our surrounding local community.

The majority of our staff come from the surrounding local communities, so we see it as our duty to do our best to make a positive contribution, especially with the needs that are continually evident within such a rural setting.

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