Luxury for every type of traveller

Set on riverbeds or overlooking waterholes, the Thornybush lodges are luxurious oases where our guests can savour the joys of the wilderness in comfort. Our lodges vary in size and stature, with both inclusive and sole use options which include self-catering. Regardless of what type of safari you’re looking for, your time with us in the bush will be unforgettable.

While the fantastic settings, cuisine, suites and small touches are sure to impress, it’s the people of Thornybush who are the beating heart of what we do and the reason guests return to us. Many staff members have been in our family for over 20 years and if there’s one feature of Thornybush we’re most proud of, it’s that so many guests also leave feeling part of our family.




Saseka Tented Camp

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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.

Simbambili Game Lodge

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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.

Thornybush Game Lodge

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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.

Jackalberry Lodge

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Lean back and unwind at Jackalberry, 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.

Tamboti Villa

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Set within a stand of towering fever trees, this location a birders paradise! Perfect for families or small groups, the Tamboti Villa offers an exclusive safari experience, in a setting which can only be described as simple luxury, at its best.

Nkelenga Tented Camp


Nkelenga is a rustic sole-use, self-catering bush camp overlooking one of Thornybush’s most active dams. A hive of bird and mammal activity will keep you enthralled while relaxing on the spacious deck of your safari tent. Nkelenga is perfect for family and friends groups.

Waterbuck Lodge

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Take a step back from the hustle and bustle and tap into the complete calm of a lodge deep in the African wilderness. Waterbuck is an intimate lodge in the south of the reserve with just four thatched suites.