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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONThornybush Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYCan be accommodated on requestMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Set on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Drakensberg mountain range and shaded by tall trees.
  •   Built around an inviting pool area for all four suites.
  •   Capacity of only four exclusive suites.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 October - 19 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 3,999 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
20 December - 31 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 4,120 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 January - 05 January 2019
19 April - 23 April 2019
01 August - 31 August 2019
01 October - 31 October 2019
20 December - 31 December 2019
Luxury Suite R 6,545 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
06 January - 18 April 2019
24 April - 31 July 2019
01 September - 30 September 2019
01 November - 19 December 2019
Luxury Suite R 4,363 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
*surcharges will apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Rovers & Bush walks
• All meals
• Tea & Coffee & snacks
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children are only accepted on request with the lodge.
• Children under 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
• Children 2 – 5yrs will pay less 75 % of the per person sharing rate.
• Children 6 – 11yrs will pay less 50% of the per person sharing rate.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• 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.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Panorama Tour
• Cheetah Breeding Project
• Balloon Experience
• Flight Of The Dragon
IMPORTANT NOTES
• 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 the Conservation Fee of R 353 (2018) / R 395 (2019) per person per booking & a TOMSA Levy of R 9.00 per person per night, which must be pre-paid upon booking. Rates are subject to change.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (twice daily). Selected flights from Cape Town (3 times weekly). Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to the Lodge available.
 
ACCOMMODATION
4 x Exclusive Suites

ABOUT N’KAYA LODGE

With a capacity of only four exclusive suites, nKaya Lodge offers the discerning guest the very best in privacy and is the ideal destination for a quiet, peaceful safari. Set on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Drakensberg mountain range and shaded by tall trees, nKaya Lodge boasts spacious double suites each with private lounges and twin en-suite amenities.
 
This Lodge has recently undergone a soft furnishings upgrade and uniquely in the Collection has the flexibility of providing guests with either eight single en-suite facilities, or 4 spacious completely self-contained suites, each with a his and hers bathroom and comfortable lounge area for private entertaining and relaxation. Built around an inviting pool area for all four suites, this Lodge boasts too, an excellent bar, dining and lounge facilities and an outside Boma area for night time Dining.
 
ABOUT THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Thornybush Nature Reserve is a true escape from the madness of city life. This haven, which is just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality.
 
Thornybush has evolved over the years into a visitors paradise, "our collection of Lodges offers something for everyone. Bush lovers can saturate themselves, not only in the big five, but also in the remarkable fauna and flora," while less than enthusiastic bush goers can recoup their sanity relaxing in the luxurious surrounds, enjoying delicious cuisine and pampering themselves at one of the spas. Whatever your preference you never leave Thornybush the same as when you arrived. Testimony to this are the numerous visitor comments, the message is clear once you've experienced Thornybush it changes you profoundly. Each Lodge has been carefully selected to provide a variety of differing experiences and designed to meet the varying pockets of discerning travelers.
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Pool
  • Hide overlooking an ever-active waterhole
  • Boma
  • Wine cellar
  • Air-conditioned
  • En-suite bath and shower






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
Take the R21 north to Pretoria, then the N1 north to Pretoria and Polokwane (Pietersburg)
From the South on the R 40
On the R40 from Bushbuckridge

  •     Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie
  •     Continue for about 7 km
  •     Turn right towards Hoedspruit just before Klaserie which remains the R40
  •     Continue for 24 km towards Hoedspruit - Turn right 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)
  •     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 R 40
  •     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 to Thornybush Game Lodge
  •     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 to Thornybush Game Lodge
  •     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 to Thornybush Game Lodge:
  •     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
  •     Continue Through White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge to Klaserie
  •     24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right 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.
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