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    Thornybush Waterside Lodge

    Guernsey Road | Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    1 - 5 of 165 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Well what can I say, this was part of our 25th wedding anniversary tour. The lodge was amazing, staff exceeded our expectations and the safaris were brilliant. The safari were very off road often breaking through the bush to try to track elusive animals, we...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The most excellent service and friendly knowledgeable guide and tracker! Rico and Stanley (Shagana) make a brilliant team. Each early morning and late afternoon game drive were so exciting and rewarding. Despite the in your face closeness of the lions or elephants we always felt...More

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    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review. How wonderful that you got to see the Big 5, in just 2 drives, such a treat! It would be wonderful if you could share you pictures with us too. You can...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed at Thornybush Waterside for 3 nights, and did 5 game drives. Enock (our ranger) and Freddy (our Tracker) were amazing - so knowledgable, helpful and went out of their way to get great sightings of the animals and birds. The staff at the...More

    Thank Jayne N
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there Jayne N, thanks so much for leaving this lovely review. Hope to see you again some day :)

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you are going to South Africa on a safari, this is the place you want to stay. It's close enough to Hoedspruit to get on a game drive the day you arrive. We landed in Johannesburg same morning that we went on a 3...More

    Thank Buck S
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Buck S, thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review. We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful time, AND you got to see all the Big 5! Hope to see you again some time in the future. Take care.

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    We stayed two nights and we loved every moment of it. We went for 4 game drives and we left us wanting more. From the rooms to the service it is a great lodge to be at. Our butler Rich and our ranger Mozez were...More

    Thank nandita_dalmia
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there nandita_dalmia, thanks so much for leaving this review! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time and that we were able to help getting your passport back. And we agree, 2 nights is just not enough :) Take care

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 514 - US$ 1,695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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    • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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    Traveller (255)
    Room & Suite (32)
    Dining (11)
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    Hotel & Grounds (202)
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    rmak2009
    17 July 2017|
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    Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
    No. There're was non offered to us, but we had kids which I believe is typically a barrier
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    paulmaskell2017
    10 January 2017|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    I'm afraid this Lodge does not include local wines.
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    "There are not that many rooms but each one is wonderful."
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    "All rooms are excellent"
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    "Our room did not have a view. I believe that a few may have a bit of a view."
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    "Lodges do not have wifi or televisions but the common areas do."
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