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Thornbush Game Reserve

#4 of 22 things to do in Hoedspruit Features Animals
Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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The Big 5 are so much more are all here! Fun and exciting!

Our first safari experience was awesome having been in Thornybush! All the Big 5 are here and some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AngeliNacino
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Manila, Philippines
Wildlife galore

The arid terrain was well tended. The roads were all dirt but they were maintained. The game... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
lsobel
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AngeliNacino
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
Reviewed 16 June 2017

On arrival at Serondella we were met by our host Monica and Chewy....personality plus++++ What a lovely Camp....our rooms were spacious and looked out on the watering hole where we spent many hours watching the different animals come and drink...the baboons were especially entertaining...food and...More

Thank Pamella2013
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited Thornybush as a part of our stay at Jackalberry Lodge. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. There are lots of animals on the premises and the small fences have been removed so that animals are able to come and go throughout the...More

Thank bbmom53
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Best bush experience ever. Most amazing sightings of the BIG 5 every day. Staff are amazing, very respectful, helpful and hospitable. It was an unforgetable experience. You won't be sorry if you choose this as your destination.

Thank Terri Voss S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Thornbush was an excellent experience of wildlife in the african bush. Especially unforgotten moments with elephants, lions and giraffes.

Thank siehstewoll
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Thornybush Collection is comprised of the most beautiful lodges. I visited River Lodge and the setting, colonial interior and service was absolutely breath taking. The game viewing experience is just on another level. I truly recommend Thornybush as a number one option for a Safari.

Thank Noble_Classics
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have done many game drives on Thorneybush and always seen something interesting. Large herds of Cape Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra - but, most exciting of all leopard. On one memorable occasion we saw five separate leopard sightings. One was a large female just starting...More

Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been fortunate enough to visit Thornybush 3 times and are 5 months away from our next visit. Just can't wait. So what makes this title justified. Well each time we've been we've seen the big 5 and i mean the big 5 which...More

Thank RobJackson_13
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Group of three couples on the OAT Ultimate Africa pre-trip. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!! Our guide, Rico, along with tracker, Stanley, was amazing- willing to go the extra mile to give us an extraordinary experience!! Lions, leopard, lots of close-up time with...More

Thank Roni R
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