Thornybush Game Lodge
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R2,995
Travel Info
Location: Kruger National Park
Stay nights: 1 night
Travel dates: 01 Oct 2021 - 14 Dec 2020
Inclusions:
Hotel
Self-drive
The Experience

GETTING THERE
5.5 hours by road from Johannesburg. Daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit Airport and a 25 minute road transfer.

ACCOMMODATION
18 Luxury Suites
  2 Family Suites

ABOUT THORNYBUSH GAME LODGE

Luxury suites line the banks of the seasonal Monwana River: all suites have spectacular views of the active waterhole. Spaciously appointed, each glass fronted suite has mini bar fridge, telephone, in and outdoor showers, air conditioners and generous decks.

Our collection of five exclusive lodges in Thornybush Game Reserve is a 11 500 Hectare reserve situated adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park

ABOUT THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, this is the Thornybush Game Reserve. With an abundance of bird and mammal species including the 'Big 5', it is also home to five exclusive lodges.

Diverse accommodation caters for most guests needs from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the finest order. All lodges have sparkling swimming pools and offer exciting dawn and dusk safaris from open land rovers with fully qualified rangers and trackers, and bush walks for the more adventurous.

An African safari can be a life-changing experience. We hope Thornybush is that for you.


LODGE FEATURES
 


Glass fronted suites with views of the waterhole

Indoor & outdoor showers

Air-conditioning

Spacious viewing decks

Pool

Spa

Library

Boma

Fully equipped conference facilities for 40 delegates

Unique incentive options including the "Thornybush Challenge"

Curio shop

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FROM THE SOUTH ON THE R40
ON THE R40 FROM BUSHBUCKRIDGE


Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie (do not turn at Acornhoek)

Continue for about 7 km

Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km

Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown thornybush sign on left)

Travel 11,6 km (note: the road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)

Turn left at the T-Junction (brown Thornybush sign)

Continue a further 6,3 km to Thornybush Game Reserve gate on right

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

FROM THE NORTH ON THE R40


At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

FROM JOHANNESBURG


The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway

Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).

Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left.

Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)

Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

FROM PRETORIA


Take the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)

Approximately 60 km past eMalahleni (Middleburg) take the R 540 to your left

Travel through the town of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)

Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge.

Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road.

Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

FROM SWAZILAND


From Jeppe's Reef border post, follow the R 570 north in the direction Malelane

Take the N4 highway in the direction of Mbombela (Nelspruit) for 64 km

On arrival in Mbombela (Nelspruit) turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River

Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km

Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km

Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview

Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa

Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)

Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km

Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)

Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)

Turn left at the T-Junction (large brown sign)

Continue a further 6,3 km to the Thornybush Game Reserve Gate on right

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

FROM KMIA (KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL)


Exit KMIA premises

Turn right onto R538 (R40) White River, travel 3,2 km

Turn left onto R538 (R40), travel 0,1 km (Note: only 100 metres)

Turn right onto R538 White River, travel 4,4 km

Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km

Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km

Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview

Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa

Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)

Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km

Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)

Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)

Turn left at the T-Junction (large brown sign)

Continue a further 6,3 km to the Thornybush Game Reserve Gate on right

Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga

Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Bush Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

Specific Terms

The luxury family suites at Thornybush Game Lodge feature a private plunge pool on the deck & a lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve, or three adults. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the normal luxury suites.

*Special discount rates are available on request. Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) / +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za ,SA Residents rates include:
• Accommodation
• All meals
• Morning / afternoon game drives and walks
• Local sundowner drinks
• Wi-Fi, There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.,Thornybush Game Lodge:
▪ Children of all ages are welcome.
• Children aged 5 years und under will be accommodated free of charge.
• Children 6 – 15 years pay 50% of the adult rate at Thornybush Game Lodge.
• Children 16 years and up are charged the full adult rate., Please note children under the age of 6 years will not be permitted on game drives.
• Children between the age of 6 & 12 years are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.
• Children under 16 years are not permitted on bush walks.
• In order to guarantee a game drive for children, a private vehicle should be booked (subject to availability) at an additional cost of R7,500 per day., Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to SA Residents only. Special Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request
• Rates exclude a Conservation Fee of R 495 per person per booking & a TOMSA Levy of R 14 per person per night, which must be pre-paid upon booking. Rates are subject to change.