Private Dining in Kruger

Dinners at Thornybush are roaming affairs – locations can range from lantern-lit bomas to starry riverbeds, but the most memorable meals are often enjoyed in the privacy of your own deck to enjoy a safari at night. While the night sounds of the African bush ring through the air and mysterious eyes watch you from afar, you get to enjoy superbly prepared farm-to-table meals accompanied by South Africa’s finest wines.

If you are looking for Lodge options, check out our Thornybush Game Reserve lodges in the Kruger Park.

Stay at the finest safari lodges in the Kruger

Thornybush's collection of top-rated safari lodges offers some of the best Kruger Private Dining in the Greater Kruger Park region.

Jackalberry Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge

Lean back and unwind at our Jackalberry Lodge, where views of the nearby waterhole and the distant Drankensberg mountain range, make for a splendid setting. Seven thatched suites are supremely comfortable, although you may find yourself drawn to the main area where you can relax and watch the wildlife passing by.

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Little Saseka

Experience the ultimate intimacy of the Little Saseka. As a sole-use option, this space grants you the privacy of staying at your own lodge within the magnificent grounds of Saseka Tented Camp, overlooking the seasonal Monwana riverbed.

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Saseka Tented Suite

Saseka Tented Camp

Our extraordinary 5-star lodge serves up understated luxury on the banks of the seasonal Monwana River, across eight spacious tented suites. The striking design of the lodge, luxurious touches and spectacular location have combined to create a lodge that is like no other in the Greater Kruger Park region.

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge

Set in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Simbambili impresses with its incredible game viewing opportunities. Managed with warmth and passion, Simbambili offers a down-to-earth yet luxurious bush experience where the world-class wildlife encounters, expert rangers, extensive private decks and welcoming atmosphere results in bucket-list experiences.

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Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge, the original Thornybush establishment, has changed and evolved since 1961 to the sophisticated, down-to-each luxury lodge it is today. Warm-hearted staff, expert guides and unobstructed views of the waterhole from the deck are standout features.

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Read our Kruger Private Dining Reviews

Thornybush guests consistently rate our Kruger Private Dining with a five star rating.

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Perfection, nothing to complain about at all
5 star rating

The most amazing place to stay. Everything was perfect, the accommodation, the staff, the food, the game drives, the rangers, and just when you think it can get no better they surprise you with a little something extra, in our... read more

Superwoman2003

1 month ago
eric p Avatar
What an amazing experience.
5 star rating

Just spent three nights at Thornybush and was blown away by basically everything. The game drives were totally off the hook and far more productive than I ever dreamed. My driver Freedom and his spotter Frank were able... read more

eric p

1 month ago
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Thorneybush Saseka is a must stay!
5 star rating

Wow, doesn’t even come close to expressing how wonderful our stay was at Thorneybush Saseka Camp! All the staff including Pride, showed amazing hospitality and our guides, Joe and Delta, while on our drives, provided more wow moments then... read more

Meander302359

1 month ago
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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

RFMSP

1 month ago
Acho C Avatar
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 months ago
Josh A Avatar
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

2 months ago

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