Game Lodges

Accommodation

Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
R0 000 per night

Simbambili Game Lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The five-star accommodation is sophisticated yet simple. Each suite has spectacular views over extensive woodlands and open savannah teeming with wildlife, as seen from the unique en suite bathrooms and salas, or from individual private plunge pools.

The River Lodge
R0 000 per night

Embark on a journey into the beating heart of Africa at The River Lodge. Here you will be wrapped in luxury and surrounded by the finest game-viewing opportunities, secluded in a magnificent setting amidst the vast bushveld panoramas of the 14 000 ha Thornybush Private Nature Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park. Guests are accommodated in five luxurious suites overlooking the seasonal Timbavati River, positioned discreetly to ensure a personalised and private experience.

The River Lodge offers unique, exclusive safari experiences in both open Land Cruisers and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of fauna and flora: 147 mammals, including the Big Five, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, and 336 trees.

Thornybush Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, is the Thornybush Game Lodge. The reserve is predominantly savannah woodlands. With a near perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

The five-star Thornybush Game Lodge is renowned for small groups, bush weddings, milestone birthday celebrations, or business indabas. Unrivalled big game viewing is complemented by elegant accommodation and sublime cuisine. The accommodation consists of stylish air-conditioned suites, with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. There are 18 suites and two family suites, catering for a maximum of 40 people collectively.

Shumbalala Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

Shumbalala Game Lodge is a feast for the senses and a journey for the soul, a place where the setting was designed by nature, the spirit supplied by the hosts, and the comfort derived from the soft linen and fabrics. Four luxury suites – each with its own fireplace, picture window bathroom with in- and outdoor showers, and private viewing decks – have been constructed carefully along the Monwana riverbed to ensure that they are completely secluded from one another.

Waterside Lodge
R0 000 per night

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, the main area of Waterside Lodge is set on the banks of a tranquil dam, encompassing breath-taking views of the African bushveld that afford 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. The 20 comfortably-appointed, air-conditioned thatched suites blend into the natural habitat, and are located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.

nKaya Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

With a capacity of only four exclusive suites, nKaya Lodge offers the discerning guest the very best in privacy. It is the ideal destination for a quiet, peaceful safari. Set on the crest of a hill overlooking the Drakensberg, and shaded by tall trees, nKaya Lodge boasts spacious double suites, each with private lounges and twin en-suite amenities.

Waterbuck Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

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

Serondella Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

This comfortable and intimate lodge on the banks of a tributary to the dry Monwana River accommodates eight guests in varied accommodation choices. There are three luxury suites, each with excellent vistas from both bedroom and bathroom large windows to the watering hole. With the added option of a three-bedroomed family suite and elevated viewing hides, Serondella Lodge is an ideal safari destination for families and photographers alike.

Monwana Game Lodge
R0 000 per night

The award-winning Monwana Game Lodge is the ideal getaway for honeymooners, couples, and families wanting to experience four-star accommodation, gourmet cuisine, and the ultimate in Big Five game viewing. There are four suites in total: Two family suites, one luxury king-size suite and one elegant honeymoon suite, each with its own private deck or patio overlooking rugged bushveld or the peaceful Monwana watering hole. Due to the intimate size of the lodge, it has a cosy ambiance and comfortable spacious layout.

Jackalberry Lodge
R0 000 per night

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. The majestic Northern Drakensberg provide a spectacular backdrop to the understated luxury.

Tented Camp

Accommodation

Saseka Tented Camp
R 0 000 per night

‘Saseka’ is the Tsonga word for ‘beautiful’. Saseka Tented Camp is situated alongside the Monwana River running through the Thornybush Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National park. A distinct curve in the river was a natural catalyst for the site of the main area. The elevated tented suites give guests a full view of the riverbed, surrounded by some large, beautiful trees. The sand riverbed presents guests with game-viewing opportunities from the comfort of their private decks.

Meticulous attention to detail has ensured a sustainable design and comfortable yet luxurious interiors that maximize guest access to the untouched wilderness surrounding the lodge. Each tented suite allows the sounds of nature and the bush to filter in, give guests a truly immersive safari experience. The suites are spacious, reinforced, canvas safari tents on permanent foundations, with glass doors opening up onto your own private deck and pool, complete with sun loungers and chairs.

Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
R0 000 per night

In true African style, luxury tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. It is here that our guests while away moments relaxing and reflecting on the tranquillity and intimacy afforded by this small camp. Eight comfortable tents, each with private facilities and feature bushveld bath, are connected by pathways to the main camp.

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LOCATION

Thornybush Game Reserve, is a private game reserve, near Hoedspruit, in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It borders the Kapama Game Reserve and is located close to the Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger Park. The Reserve’s surface area is approximately 14,000 Ha of mainly open savannah.

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