Thornybush River Lodge

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Adjacent to the greater Kruger National Park lays the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, a breath-taking area abundant in the incredible big five, and home to the luxurious Thornybush River Lodge. With only four suites altogether, this beautiful lodge really hones in on creating an intimate and tranquil experience.

The small number of suites means that your stay here will be personalised to you. Venture on game drives, eat and relax whenever or wherever you please whilst the lodge’s welcoming staff members make sure everything is perfect for you. You could even reserve the whole lodge for exclusive-use, perfect for older families or groups of friends wanting to indulge.

All of the four suites - including the two-bedroom Royal Suite - adopt an African chic vibe. With neutral colours, a billowy four poster bed, and floor to ceiling glass doors that open out onto the private terrace, your space will feel light, airy and opulent. Better yet, each suite overlooks the peaceful Monwana River, and features a private plunge pool.

The game viewing here is phenomenal, not only whilst journeying on exhilarating game drives, but whilst you’re relaxing in the main lodge too. From the homely lounge and dining areas, to the rim flow swimming pool overlooking the wildlife abundant waterhole, you’ll spot incredible animals at any time of the day.

What's Included

  • All suites have a double bed
  • All meals
  • Tailored game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Swimming pool
  • Teas and coffees

Open all year round, children over the age of 16 are welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £695 / $725 / €795

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