Thorny Bush

We recommend you try any of these highly acclaimed lodges while in the Hoedspruit area:

Serondella Lodge

Serondella Game Lodge offers unique exclusive safari experiences in both open land cruisers and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species, including the Big 5. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and, with a near perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Situated on the banks of the seasonal Monwana River, the camp is an unexpected oasis of luxury and comfort in the unforgiving heat of the African bushveld. It is here where you will find the exclusive Shumbalala Game Lodge, managed by a team with a friendly yet professional approach to their guests, also overseen by the family themselves.

Thornybush Game Lodge

Adjacent to the greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, is the Collection’s largest operation, Thornybush Game Lodge. Registered by the tourism authorities as a five-star offering, this lodge is ideal for small groups, bush weddings, milestone birthday celebrations or business indabas.

Waterside Lodge

Adjacent to the greater Kruger National Park and set on the banks of a tranquil lake encompassed with breath-taking views of the African bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation. The lodge has been designed to blend into the natural habitat located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.

Kwa Mbili Game Lodge

A shaded camp hide allows safe observation of animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, or at the dam further away. The secluded swimming pool provides a relaxing spot for cooling off on warm days. Décor throughout the lodge is inspired by the film Out of Africa.

Nkelenga Tented Camp

Nkelenga provides a self-catering experience to be shared with those close to you; a well-appointed, air-conditioned main house with loft, reminiscent of the colonial era of exploration. Comfortably furnished, this tented paradise provides the guest with an intimate experience of bush, whether it is viewed from the swimming pool or on one of the many bush trails.

Monwana Game Lodge

Monwana Game Lodge is designed with Africa in mind, from draped bed posts to wraparound wooden verandas. After a day's game viewing, our guests spend their evenings either watching impala stroll by in the comfort of their own private decks, spending quality time in the privacy of their own front gardens, or enjoying candle-lit intimacy with a significant other.

Waterbuck Game Lodge

Waterbuck Game Lodge is uniquely positioned adjacent to a water estuary in the southern part of the Thornybush Nature Reserve, and provides extraordinary wildlife diversity within the confines of a closely located water hole and abundant birdlife

Royal Malewane

The private safari experience at Royal Malewane will delight and surprise. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivalled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa. Wildlife is the focus of the safari experience, but there is something to delight every taste at Royal Malewane.

nKaya Lodge

Set on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Drakensberg mountain range and shaded by tall trees, nKaya Lodge boasts spacious double suites, each with private lounges and twin en-suite amenities.

Jackalberry Safari Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge combines down-to-earth hospitality with all those little extras. Enthusiastic attention to detail, genuine African hospitality, and a pristine location on the edge of the Kruger National Park, make this exclusive lodge the ideal destination for honeymooners, couples and families.

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Washed with the warmth and color of the afternoon sun, and in true African style, luxury tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. It is here that our guests while away moments relaxing and reflecting on the tranquility and intimacy afforded by this small camp.

KwaMbili Game Lodge

KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species.

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