Choose From Two Specatular Safari Destinations
Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.READ MORE
The Sabi Sand is a private game reserve pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s that shares a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park. The reserve is home to great numbers of well-habituated wildlife resulting in close encounters, particularly with elusive leopards, which the Sabi Sand has become world-famous for. Roaming packs of wild dogs, territorial lions and large herds of elephants are also signature sightings in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The relative abundance of water in an otherwise dry area is the secret to the area’s rich biodiversity.READ MORE
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The best game reserve and lodging in South Africa. Superb luxury accommodation, variety to choose from, in nature where animals walk up to your doorstep; 5 star with all the bells-&-whistles. Guaranteed BIG 5 sightings, usually within first day. But the best part is it’s staff that make you feel so special & welcomed.
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You can expect the finest interpretive experience from our incredible private and specialist guides.
Chartered Flights to Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Time is precious so if you’re looking to maximize every moment spent on safari, guests have found that chartered flights to the Thornybush airstrip are the way
Thornybush Joins the Greater Kruger National Park
Thornybush forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, which allows the free movement of animals across 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) of land.