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Thornybush Game Lodge
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Thornybush Game Lodge


... is located in the Thornybush Reserve in the Kruger Private Reserves area in the Northeast of South Africa.

Situated in the more busy northern part of the reserve, Thornybush Game Lodge is a relatively substantial facility. A large reception building includes a shop and winter lounge, whilst down by the river there are extensive open-sided dining and lounge areas, as well as a decent swimming pool. Guest accommodation is in a total of twenty substantial chalets, making it a natural choice for larger groups and business conferences.

Activities are centred on vehicle safari and walking safari. Wildlife is reliable year round. There are extensive spa facilities which are shared with guests from several nearby lodges.

The main potential downsides are the large size of the lodge and the potential for adverse weather conditions Nov/Mar. Also, as with almost all the lodges in this area, different groups of guests are joined together on safari activities, unless you pre-book a private vehicle at significant additional cost.

Thornybush is quite small fully fenced reserve which contains a relatively high density of camps and vehicles. We find that the presence of fence lines, overhead telephone cables and road signs does detract significantly from the sense of wilderness, although that is true of almost all of Kruger.

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Seasonal Lodge Rating
Jan 5.0
Feb 5.5
Mar 6.0
Apr 6.5
May 7.5
Jun 7.0
Jul 7.0
Aug 7.0
Sep 7.5
Oct 7.5
Nov 6.5
Dec 5.5
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