Wellness Safaris in Kruger

If you’re looking for a timeout on a bush holiday, look no further than a yoga safari. You’ll feel refreshed and restored after a visit to Thornybush because nothing can quite compare with the sense of wellbeing gained from spending time in extreme comfort while immersed in nature. The luxury of our lodges, the amicable warmth of our staff, eating well and fresh air is what everybody needs. As guests fall into the rhythm of nature, they slowly drift away from everyday stress and move towards being more mindful and centred. Try your hand at bush yoga, indulge in an exceptional spa treatment or just let our Thornybush experience delight you into a state of complete relaxation.

Beautiful Lodges

Spectacular Sightings

Expert Guides

Passionate People

Community Engagement

Treat yourself

Spa treatments

Our award-winning spa treatments by Africology are sure to put you at ease and help you feel even more relaxed and pampered. Every treatment is customised to the individual with therapies aiming to bring balance to your well-being and instil a gentle glow to your days. Whether it’s a massage or skin treatment, we’ll bring our pampering to your room to fully allow you to indulge without disturbing your safari holiday flow. 

Farm-to-table meals

Locally sourced and ethically produced fresh produce from our community farms will delight your senses. Sit back and relax as our culinary chefs ensure all our organic ingredients are of the finest quality, plated to perfection for your enjoyment. You’ll notice that we plan with care, and create our dishes with love as they’re served with typically warm African hospitality. No matter what your dietary requirements may be, you’ll be sure to discover that our meals are a bountiful affair with original healthy and delicious creations that create a palette of dreams.

Vitality

The regenerative power of nature

The combination of deep rest in a remote wilderness combined with the excitement of coming face-to-face with Africa’s iconic wildlife is a sure-fire way to reboot your mind, body and soul. The secret to its soothing nature is in the small things like the smell of the morning grass as you drive through it, how the sounds at night are eerily comforting and lull you into a deep restful sleep, and fresh air upon your face acting as Africa’s regenerative facial awakens you on your early morning game drive.

Reconnect

Spending time in the bush, enjoying the exemplary service of the Thornybush team and being able to completely switch off, is a powerful way to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. This is the most powerful aspect of a Thornybush experience, bringing balance to your being that will resonate long after you’ve left.

Stay at the finest safari lodges in the Kruger

Thornybush's collection of top-rated safari lodges offers some of the best Kruger Wellness Safaris 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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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.

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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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Tamboti Villa

Tamboti Villa

The large, calm body of water that is adjacent to this villa, brings an element of peace and tranquility that can be hard to find in the harsh African bush. Set within a stand of towering fever trees, makes this location a birders paradise, along with all the animals which come to the dam to drink.

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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 Wellness Safaris Reviews

Thornybush guests consistently rate our Kruger Wellness Safaris with a five star rating.

LinzeJayne Avatar
Amazing Experience, Amazing Staff
5 star rating

This was my first experience visiting a lodge like this and it was really one to remember. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty! The rooms are beautiful, all with an amazing outlook and the staff are... read more

LinzeJayne

5 months ago
ClaireLeske2604 Avatar
Unforgettable experience
5 star rating

There is honestly only good things I can say... The experience is one you will never forget. From the people (host, guide, tracker, kitchen ataff, etc) to the food, accommodation, game drives, everything was spectacular. Truly worth every cent! We... read more

ClaireLeske2604

5 months ago
ankur1408 Avatar
Deserves 6 Stars
5 star rating

Unbelievable experience. Thornyush Game Lodge is set in a 1200 Ha Private Conservancy which shares an open fence with the Greater Kruger National Park. Stayed there for 2 nights recently and wished that the trip was much longer, as we... read more

ankur1408

5 months ago

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