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Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visited in April and cannot thank Florence Cronje and her wonderful staff for their exceptional hospitality. We so enjoyed our 4 night stay and found the accommodation more than comfortable, the food excellent and the setting beautiful. Would certainly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

It is hard to put into words how special this lodge and staff are. Florence and her team - especially Michael, William and Albert are exceptional in their service and hospitality, making all of us feel at home instantly. Walking with Lions, Elephant safari or even watching the resident hippos are all hard to beat or simply having a drink... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We visited in April as part of a small group. Beautiful setting, food, etc. but poor security. We were robbed in the middle of the night and had over $5000 worth of camera equipment, electronics, and clothing taken.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

From arrival to departure - 5 Stars for Service, Food, Effort & Attention to Details. Our pre-requests were received in advance and the Management of Florence & her staff were impeccable. They discussed every meal and ensured that it was tailored to our requests. The value of the service that we received far exceeded our expectations. The lodge is in... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were a group of nine who came together to celebrate a 70th birthday from all corners of the globe. We arrived and were met by Florence and her very capable team and immediately felt welcome and at ease in this most impressive setting on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. The resort is a selection of 9 or... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia. The warm welcome you receive from Florence Cronje and her wonderful team as you entry this cozy little lodge make you feel like you are coming home to a family. The resident pod of hippos with their grunting in the Zambezi River a few metres away and the cry of the fish eagle, sounds so... More 

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St. Francis Bay, null, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

From the warm welcome to the final goodbye this was an amazing three days. Chalets along the banks of the Zambezi watching the hippo's from the outdoor shower. Rooms beautifully appointed with attention to detail and beautiful touches from well trained staff. Meals great - elephant rides and interaction with lions, river cruise and the falls. Ideal spot to enjoy... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

From the moment of our arrival manager Florence Cronje took us under her wing and made the success of our stay her personal project.But her staff were equally pleasant and attentive - and we would like to single out Michael for his quick wit and kindness. Our room was comfortable (although the under-blanket on the bed would *not* stay still!)... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

staying at the thorntree was absolutely amazing. The location is perfect, amazing rooms and facilities, staff are extremely friendly. They take the time to get to know you as a person and do everything they can for you. The thorntree far exceeded my expectations. I cant wait to go back. If you are going to zambia you have to have... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days at this wonderful place. It's clearly run in a professional way but most importantly you feel the joy of everybody working here. So friendly and joyfull - not easy to achieve. Beautifull surroundings. Food was excellent. Cabins was clean and size was great. Highly recomended

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Three Cities Thorntree River Lodge

Address: | Inside Mosi OA Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Hotel Class:4 star — Three Cities Thorntree River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Thorntree River Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#5 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
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“Cottages on the riverside for all!”
 of 5 bubbles LynetteGerber, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are direclty on to the Zambezi, so you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles Cham_46664, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Discuss your preference with Florence and you will be perfectly located. She is a real gem and treats her staff with such respect.”
  • Simple but WOW!
 of 5 bubbles ashnam, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are well situated and away from each-other - sun-downers on your individual patios overlooking the river and watching the hippos come to shore is a life time experience and highly recommended”
  • Sunset from the room- hippos on the way home
  • Entrance to the lodge
 of 5 bubbles Shamwarie, 28 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If you after peace and quiet ask for the furtherst room away.”
  • View of the indigenous grounds
 of 5 bubbles AfrikanBlues, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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