Since our inception, Thornybush has played host to special celebrations of multi-generational families. It’s amazing to see how children experience the bush and view the wildlife, and just as exciting to experience it all through the eyes of a parent, grandparent or doting aunt or uncle. Thornybush Game Lodge is ideal for families, catering for all generations, with specific family-orientated services available to ensure everyone has a special stay.
Quality time with the Family
A safari is the ideal break from routine for all members of the family, in which phones can be put down and heads turned up to the beauty of the wildlife and landscape. Sharing this unique experience is the perfect way to bring families together and create lasting memories – whether it’s on the game drives, around the dinner table or around a fire.
We love taking the kids on tailored walks with our rangers, who point out the insects and plants to them. Baking and bush art is also offered where kids use natural elements like leaves and seeds in their creations, bringing them closer to nature through their senses and creating something memorable as a keepsake.
Private family holidays
At many of our safari lodges in the Sabi Sands & Thornybush game reserves in the Kruger Park, we have larger suites to cater for groups and families. These can be interleading rooms or standalone villas where private family dinners and swimming pools add another element to the experience.
Private guides and chefs
Our family villas also offer the services of a private chef, guide and tracker. The chef is at your exclusive use throughout your stay, allowing you to also choose meal locations and menus according to your preferences. Having exclusive use of a guide and tracker, grants you the freedom to go on game drives when and where you please.