Game Lodge

thornybush COLLECTION


 

Overview

Elegant and exclusive, Thornybush Game Lodge offers the complete package for individual guests, family holidays, corporate getaways, small groups or wedding extravaganzas. Exhilarating dawn and dusk safaris, an exclusive on-site spa, gourmet cuisine, the world’s finest wines and sublimely luxurious accommodation await the discerning traveller at Thornybush Game Lodge. A fully-equipped conference centre for sixty delegates completes the picture.

Up to forty people can be accommodated in air-conditioned luxury at Thornybush Lodge, in eighteen luxury suites and two generously proportioned family suites.

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge.  Calming, muted tones and dark wood are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the savannah, indoor and outdoor showers.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

The family suites feature a private plunge pool on the deck. Another extra in these units is the lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve, or three adults. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the single suites.

A number of activities are arranged for children at Thornybush Game Lodge, sign your kids up for the ‘Ranger in Training’ program when booking your accommodation, and they will enjoy fun educational activities throughout their stay.

Rooms:

Luxury Suites

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge. Calming, earth tones are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the Savannah, indoor and outdoor showers. All suites have air conditioning and feature a mini-bar and coffee station.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

Family Suite

The family suites feature a private plunge pool on the deck. Another extra in these units is the lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the luxury suites.

Activities & features:

Dawn and Dusk safaris

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wakeup call, coffee, tea & rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Rover with experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically start early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.

The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight.
Early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the best wildlife Africa has to offer.

Guided Bush Walks

After a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.

Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region & to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Our Shangaan trackers will enthral you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore.

No children under 16 years of age. Walks are per lodge managements discretion.

Hlokomela Community Project

Guests are invited to visit to the HLOKOMELA community project encompassing local initiatives to provide services to the local communities. The Thornybush Collection chooses to support the HLOKOMELA Community Projects and invites guests to visit the project which is approx. 45 mins drive from Thornybush Nature Reserve in an air-conditioned minibus. Terms & Conditions available on request. Additional costs apply.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion

One-hour long flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. As the sun rises, the landscape, the vegetation and, if you're lucky, some wildlife will provide photo opportunities. Game spotting cannot be guaranteed but on most flights we see plains game like giraffe and wildebeest. Terms & Conditions apply - additional cost.

Thornybush Amani Spa

Amani African Spas is an authentically South African Spa brand, which has a distinctive 360º approach to health and wellness. This is indeed what places Amani Spas apart from other service providers in the country.

Amani's focus is on complimentary health designed and customized for the individual. Amani African Spas offer some unique therapies and are designed to bring balance to the physical, emotional and mental well-being, as well as preserve and enhance youthfulness.

View More Here

Reviews:

Thornybush is a great reliable choice!
— Traveller 2018