Wellness Safaris

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. The exceptional spa treatments probably play their part, too.

Beautiful Lodges

Spectacular Sightings

Expert Guides

Passionate People

Community Engagement

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Spa treatments

Our spa is 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 with us. Whether it’s a massage or skin treatment, we’ve got something special for you to indulge in.

Farm-to-table meals

Our fresh produce is sourced locally from community farms, while our chefs ensure all our organic ingredients are of the finest quality. Planned with care, created with love and served with typically warm African hospitality, the meals are a bountiful affair that are original creations, healthy and delicious.

Wellness Safaris Experiences

Community Interaction

Thornybush runs a non-profit organisation that aims to uplift the surrounding local communities that many of our staff members come from. Exciting initiatives such as community owned agricultural businesses, food security, youth focused conservation awareness, sustainable procurement and infrastructure upgrades are all major focus area’s of ours.

Bush Breakfast

Following a morning game drive, our guests can be treated to breakfast in a beautiful bush setting. While the savannah stirs to life, we serve a wide variety of breakfast dishes that our guests enjoy surrounded by the untouched Afican wilderness.

Walking Safaris

A walking safari offers something quite different to a game drive: the thrill of being on foot in a Big 5 reserve and a chance to engage with the smaller things. You learn about tracking, insects and flowers. It’s a chance to have an immersive experience where you get down and touch and smell what’s out there while at the same time you never quite know what you’ll encounter around the next corner, and there’s little that compares to the experience when you do.


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 grass as you drive through it, the sounds at night are eerily comforting, and the wind upon your face on your early morning game drive.


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.

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20th Aug 2020

Ultimate luxury! Our family truly enjoyed the game drives and the fantastic food. Very friendly staff. Experienced ranger and tracker made it possible to view game close up. We LOVED seeing the baby hyenas at their den. Its going to be difficult to match this experience with any future holiday!

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