Greater Kruger National Park » Thornybush Game Reserve » Saseka Tented Camp


LOCATIONThornybush Game ReservePOOLYes - main area pool & private pools in Tents
CELLPHONE SIGNALLimited CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages welcome at The Leadwood Villa only.
SPATreatments at Thornybush Amani Spa (guests will be transferred)AIRCONYes

  • Saseka Tented Camp, the brand new addition to the The Thornybush Collection, is perfectly situated along the Monwana River welcoming a variety of animals to its banks, all of which can be seen from the comfort of large private wooden-deck of the 8 Luxury Suites also featuring an outdoor shower, private splash pool.
  • Saseka's Leadwood Villa is perfect for small groups or families and includes a private game drive vehichle with ranger and tracker.
  • The Thornybush Game Reserve is a well-known destination for local and international visitors and has earned its reputation as one of South Africa's finest Big Five Safari experiences.
  • Special Rates include all available local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers & local spirits)

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24 April - 31 July 2019
01 September - 30 September 2019
01 November - 19 December 2019
Luxury Tented Suite R 10,770 per person per night sharing special rate for advance bookings
Leadwood Villa R 43,790 per villa per night (max 4 adults & 2 children) special rate for advance bookings (includes private game drive vehicle with ranger & tracker)
01 August - 31 August 2019
01 October - 31 October 2019
20 December - 31 December 2019
Luxury Tented Suite R 11,185 per person per night sharing special rate for advance bookings
Leadwood Villa R 45,475 per villa per night (max 4 adults & 2 children) special rate for advance bookings (includes private game drive vehicle with ranger & tracker)
From R 19,200* per person sharing valid until 15 July 2019
thornybush game reserve special package including flights
Special package offer includes return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, return road transfers from Hoedspruit to lodge, 2 nights luxury accommodation, all meals, selected local drinks, two game drives daily, optional bush walks & Wi-Fi.
VALUE ADD: Book this package offer & receive a standard spa treatment compliments of BushBreaks!
*package price excludes airport taxes of approximately R 3,093 per person
thornybush game reserve special package including flights
Special package offer including flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit are available on request please contact us for a quote on 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) / +2711 468 3476 (International) or email us on
thornybush game reserve special package including flights
surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

• Luxurious accommodation
• All meals, teas, coffees, minibar in room & selected snacks
• All available local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
• Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles (FGASA accredited field guides and trackers) and safari bush walks
• Wi-Fi

• Accommodation for maximum maximum of 6 people (4 adults & 2 children sleeping on a sleeper sofa)
• All available local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
• Private meals
• Private Game Drive vehicle with Ranger & Tracker
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
• A maximum of 2 children under 12 years be accommodated at The Leadwood Villa only & will be allowed on game drives at management & ranger discretion.
• Children under 16 years are not permitted on bush walks.
• 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 395 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.

Saseka Tented Camp is the latest & brand new addition to The Thornybush Collection opened in March 2019 offering luxury safari lodge accommodation within the Thornybush Nature reserve situated in the greater Kruger National Park.

Saseka features 8 luxurious tented suites, sleeping 2 guests each. You will also have your own private deck and splash pool as well as every luxury expected from a Thornybush Collection establishment. This is a full-board offering with three meals a day, all safari game drives and local beverages included in the rate.

The breath-taking Leadwood Villa, which forms part of Saseka Tented Camp, can sleep 4 adults and two children in two separate rooms, with a central entertainment area featuring a lounge and dining area for private meals, separate from the rest of the lodge.  The large outdoor deck features a splash pool with pool loungers for ultimate privacy and relaxation.  The Villa is perfect for exclusive use by families, friends or groups.

The lodge’s main area, a combination of wood and stone cladding, blends naturally into the surrounding environment and offers both an upper and lower-deck area for a spectacular dining experience or for elegant lounging. The tranquil water feature is surrounded by large dual fire places with a modern Mozambique technique used for the grass roofing.  An intimate curio shop will ensure guests depart with a piece of Saseka memorabilia to take home with them.

Guests can enjoy meals that meet various dietary requirements prepared from locally sourced produce in the communal area of the lodge. 

The Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection is known for incredible service and attention to detail, so booking your stay at Saseka Tented Camp is guaranteed to deliver a high-quality, professional safari experience.
Morning & evening game drives - can be enjoyed by all guests at Saseka, guided by professionals on an open safari vehicle. Giving each person the perfect opportunity to experience the untouched wilderness of Africa. 

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wake-up call, coffee, tea and rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Cruiser with experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which varies depending on the season but typically starts early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor. The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight.

Guided Bush Walks - after a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered safari bush walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker. Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region, and to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Thornybush Amani Spa - Guests accommodated at Saseka Tented Camp may make use of the Thornybush Amani Spa. Guests will be transferred to the Spa for their treatment and return to Saseka thereafter. Amani African Spas is an authentically South African Spa brand, which has a distinctive 360º approach to health and wellness. This is indeed what places Amani Spas apart from other service providers in the country.
What can you expect from Saseka? 
Apart from excellent & personalised service from well-trained staff members, Saseka is situated on the Thornybush Reserve and therefore guests will be provided with diverse game viewing. The lodge has been carefully situated to provide guests with the opportunity to truly experience the wilderness. The lodge will overlook the seasonal Monwana River which brings all types of animals to its banks, which can all be seen from the comfort of your very own private deck. 

About The Thornybush Game Reserve - The Thornybush Reserve sits on 14 000 hectares of untouched wilderness, and now that the fences between the Kruger National Park and the private game reserves adjacent to it have been removed, animals are able to move freely across much larger tracts of lands, improving the possibility of you seeing the Big Five and a more diverse range of animals. 


Directions From Johannesburg to Thornybush Game Reserve:
• Take 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 - Refer to note in Red below
• 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
• Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
• Guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge and nKelenga to follow signage to Thornybush Game
Lodge. Nkelenga Guests will be collected from Thornybush Game Lodge
• Guests checking in at Saseka Tented Camp & Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush
Game Lodge and continue to Saseka Tented Camp & Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the
• Guests checking in at Thornybush Waterside Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n'Kaya, follow
directions to Thornybush Waterside Lodge once through the Main Gate. Shumbalala, Monwana,
Serondella and n’Kaya Guests will be collected from Thornybush Waterside Lodge.

From the North on the R40 & From Johannesburg
• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
• Continue 22 km and turn left at the Guernsey Road turnoff
• Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
• Turn left at the T-Junction and travel another 4.2km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Gate on
your right


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