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’. Explore Destinations

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Unforgettable experience
5 star rating

There is a quiet luxury at Seseka that delivers a feeling of exceptional comfort without being over-the-top. Every detail has been carefully considered- to the interior of the spacious accommodations to the natural elements of design throughout the… read more


1 week ago
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Spectacular and amazing
5 star rating

We had two nights and three days there, the rooms were beautiful and very nice. The food and service was first class. Our guide and tracker had lot of experience and were very helpful explaining the wild life. The place… read more

Acho C

2 weeks ago
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The Best Food Ever!!!
5 star rating

I still don’t know how they did it, but in a place full of leopards, lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffalos and so much more we found some of the best food possible and by far the best guide and tracker… read more

Josh A

3 weeks ago
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Great experience!
5 star rating

We had a great stay at Jackalberry. We were greeted by Zoe who was friendly and very welcoming. Lucy and Nyiko looked after us at dinner and drinks. The were so kind and friendly. Made us feel right at home…. read more

Visser M

3 weeks ago
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Spectacular stay
5 star rating

We had a fantastic family holiday in one of the most special places in RSA. Warm weather in winter, exceptional staff at the lodge, a relaxed atmosphere and awesome sunrises. Our Ranger Wes has a wealth of knowledge, endless enthusiasm… read more

Diesel Larry

1 month ago
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Want to go back!!’
5 star rating

Absolutely amazing experience! People, service, food and animals. I can’t say enough about it! We stayed aim Saseka Lodge. Animals constantly around us, the luxury “tent” was fabulous with our own pool. Twice daily drives in the bush with our… read more

Moira F

1 month 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. READ MORE

Stories from our blog

Overheard on a Safari Vehicle

Experiences, Guest Review, Lodges, Team, and Wildlife | 2022-08-02 17:50:13 Overheard on a Safari Vehicle Sharing the most quirky questions and the statements that our Field Guides and Trackers have received from guests while guiding

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Planning a Wedding at Thornybush

Experiences | 2022-06-29 17:48:54 Planning a Wedding at Thornybush Have you ever dreamed of a safari wedding? Imagine saying “I do” under the soft shade of a Marula Tree, overlooking a dry riverbed with just

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