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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONThornybush Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National ParkPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAFull Spa
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Each Luxury Suite has an en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and private deck with a view of the seasonal Monwana River.
  • Whilst the size of the Lodge attracts special gatherings and weddings, the configuration of the self-contained luxury suites provides for privacy and solitude for couples and smaller groups visiting this special Lodge.
  • Thornybush Game Lodge also hosts a sixty seater conference centre located conveniently two minutes walk from the Lodge Reception areas.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 November - 19 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 6,717 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Suite R 7,373 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
20 December - 31 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 7,469 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Suite R 8,197 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 7,909 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Suite R 8,680 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 7,322 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Suite R 8,038 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 5,035 per person per night sharing 
- valid 01 November to 15 December 2018
From R 5,490 per person per night sharing
- valid 07 January to 30 June 2019 

*Long stay special offers above are based on a 4 night stay only in a Luxury Suite, available on a request basis and subject to availability

*surcharges will apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

LUXURY FAMILY SUITES AT THORNYBUSH GAME LODGE
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.
RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Rovers
• Bush walks
• All meals
• Teas, coffees & snacks
• Selected local drinks: house wine , beer & soft drinks
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
• Children 2 – 5 years will pay less 75 % of the family suite rate.
• Children 6 – 11 years will pay less 50% of the family suite 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.
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 off R 353 (2018) / R 395 (2019) 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.



INFORMATION
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






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

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.

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