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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

SA HotelsUS$ 643*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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san diego
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Just returned from 4 night 3 day trip. In a word. Amazing. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. The staff all introduced themselves. They already knew who we were and were familiar with the special request we had made in advance. The bungalows are very nicely furnished. Huge bed which includes a heating blanket, which is...

Thank srinds
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Enjoyed the early morning and afternoon game drives. Saw the big five over a 3 day stay. Getting up close (5 ft)to a leopard in the wild and watching lion cubs playing with each other was truly amazing. The rhinos were incredible as well. Not to speak of the African elephants and the African Buffaloes -...

Thank Shiva94539
Michigan, USA
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My family of five visited Africa for the first time and made the 5.5-hour drive from Joburg to Thornybush where we started our first safari experience. We cannot imagine a finer location for a safari than Thornybush Waterside. From the second you arrive you are treated like royalty by the friendly and extremely helpful staff. Each day starts with a...

1Thank DenaliDad
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Great family time! Perfect African environment. Great service! Ralph and Benny were perfect guides and spotters. Simon always took good care of us at the bar time. Everything was perfectly set and organised. Children felt completelly integrated. Great time!

Thank MMP1971
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Overall the whole 3 day stay in Thornybush Waterside Lodge was great. We really enjoyed the safaris: our ranger Dan was excellent, always helpful and most importantly he found together with tracker John all the big 5 animals plus a few others. Service was excellent: Amarula coffee in the Morning tour warmed nicely, not to mention the hot water bottles...

1Thank Mari O
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have never had a more enjoyable vacation. This was an all inclusive delight in a heavenly setting. The most amazing service was provided on a constant basis. The food was top notch and hard not to over eat each meal. The 3 safaris a day brought magic and excitement to our trip with the very sexy...

Thank Amanda G
Mullingar, Ireland
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We have just come from 3 days and 6 game drives with Chad(Ranger) and Anthony (tracker), having read previous reviews I struggled to believe that this safari would live upto expectation. I was wrong. We loved every minute at Waterside Thornybush. The chalets were spacious, clean and comfortable. The communal areas were lovely. The food had a good variety and...

1Thank Ryan131983
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 wonderful nights here. Our first time on safari. Our first time in ZA. The food is insanely good. I was not prepared for such good food. Racing for a leopard, missing it, then turning around to discover its tracks over our tires' tracks was astounding, even if we missed that leopard. Worth every penny....

Thank jeganreich
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I just want to say a Big thank you to all the staff at Thornybush Waterside for making our holiday a dream holiday. Ive wanted to do a Safari since I was a child and it was everything I imagined and More. Alison and the staff were so friendly always asking about your day and making you feel at home...

1Thank Amolloy79
Woodstock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We all completely agreed this was the best four days of our lives! Food perfect, Staff perfect, Lodge perfect and game drives with Ralph and Benny out of this world, apart from their ability in finding game to order they were both such good fun, will miss them. Simple as that! Mark Gloria Hayley and Daisy. Oxford UK.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornybush Waterside Lodge(Graded 5 star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)20 Luxury Suites (40 Guests)Set on the banks of a tranquil lake encompassed with breath-taking views of the African bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation.The lodges 20 comfortably appointed air-conditioned Thatched Suites blend into the natural habitat and are located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens. En-suite air- conditioned accommodation tastefully decorated by crisp white bedding.Highly skilled rangers and trackers ensure Big 5 game viewing opportunities during dawn and dusk safaris, whilst bushwalks are for the more adventurous. Guests are invited to relax and take in the African surrounds after breakfast on the main deck area overlooking the lake, the swimming pool or alternatively retreat to the comfort of your suite.Thornybush Waterside Lodge will from mid-January 2012 have access to an even greater Reserve making game viewing some of the best in the Country. ... more   less 

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Address: Off Guernsey Road | Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 38,462 - ₹ 1,02,909 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thornybush Waterside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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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