Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife. However, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.
Thornybush Game Reserve – Luxury Collection
Saseka Tented Camp$$$$$
Saseka’s main area, a combination of wood and stone cladding, blends naturally into the surrounding environment and offers both an upper and lower deck with the colour palette drawn from the natural surroundings; hues of ivory, dark green, apple, sage and subtle flushes of pink echoing the characteristic tones of the flowers found in the bush. The lodge’s main area is a celebration of nature with the use of light being key. The extraordinary ceiling filters light into the space – imit...
Thornybush Game Reserve Hotels
Thornybush Game Lodge$$$$
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 wat...
Jackalberry Lodge is a place of calm, a place of plenty, and a gathering place for friends and family. Here, in the heart of the Thornybush Nature Reserve you will find an oasis of understated elegance, the perfect environment to reconnect with wild Africa against a backrop of the Northern Drakensberg. Every thatched suite boasts superb views from the private patio or corner tub in the en-suite bathroom, with an extra outdoor shower allowing you to freshen up surrounded by the sights and sou...
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