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Thornbush Game Reserve

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Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Thornybush Simbambili Sabi Sand

Family of four spent four nites at Sabi Sand. Fantastic experience! Luxury accommodations, great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alanrB5020LU
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San Francisco, California, USA
So much to see

This reserve provides you with so many opportunities to see wild animals at close hand in the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Diana N
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“river lodge” (3 reviews)
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Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of four spent four nites at Sabi Sand. Fantastic experience! Luxury accommodations, great staff, great food, great overall ambiance. A total of 7 safari rides and one bush walk. Our guide (Sabre) and tracker (Conright) were the best. We saw every thing and more....More

Thank alanrB5020LU
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This reserve provides you with so many opportunities to see wild animals at close hand in the natural environment. Brilliant!

Thank Diana N
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Doctor, ranger and tracker, is expert at tracking the animals on the reserve for excellent views of the many beautiful animals on their reserve, especially the babies.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Impossible to describe. So beautiful serene takes ones breath away. This venue is a 6* resort do yourself a favour if you want a real bush experience go River Lodge the only place in the Thorny Bush collection.

Thank Raymond S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We strayed in the Thornybush Lodge and this is the game reserve it sits in. The guides were awesome - superbly knowledgeable and got us close in the to the action without disturbing the animals. We saw all the big game and plenty of smaller...More

Thank DiverHP
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Amazing wildlife viewing! Saw the big five plus many, many more. Love the fact that there are no longer fences between the national park and the private game preserve - animals can move freely between the properties.

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

On the two game drive daily we got to see the big five and lot of other animals . It was nice to experienced seeing the animals with out being crowded out with other vehicles

Thank HappyButterfly52
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

By far one f the better reserves in SA, good safe drivers with extensive knowledge of the wildlife, birds and trees. Enjoy

Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Our first safari experience was awesome having been in Thornybush! All the Big 5 are here and some other animals that one doesn't get to see everyday. It is a wonderful escape from city life and makes one appreciate nature even more, and develop a...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

The arid terrain was well tended. The roads were all dirt but they were maintained. The game drives were well executed and there was plenty to see but there were long drives were we saw nothing at all. The drivers could have communicated better. We...More

Thank lsobel
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Diane B
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Response from Diana N | Reviewed this property |
Thornybush adjoins Kruger, but don't know the distance, sorry. The good thing is there are no fence boundaries between Thornybush and Kruger, so the animals roam freely into both areas.
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