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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 POLICYOn request onlyMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Lodge is renowned for small groups, bush weddings, milestone birthday celebrations or business indaba’s.
  • Abundant wildlife whose home is the feature watering hole adjacent to the lodge.




rates & special offers
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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 October - 19 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 4,418 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
20 December - 31 December 2018 Luxury Suite R 4,548 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 7,223 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 4,815 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
From R 3,314 per person per night sharing 
- valid 01 November to 15 December 2018
From R 3,611 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.

BushBreaks Rovos Rail and Thornybush Luxury Safari Package Offer 2019


RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Rovers & Bush walks
• All meals
• Teas, coffees & snacks
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Please note, Waterbuck Game Lodge accepts children under the age of 12 years, however they are unable to accommdate 3 guests in 1 Suite.
• Children's rates are on request.
• Please note, children are accepted at Waterbuck on a request basis only.
• Children 2 – 5 years will pay less 75 % of the per person sharing rate.
• Children 6 – 11 years will pay less 50% of the per person sharing rate.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• 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
• Game Drives, included in rate
• Bush Walks, included in rate
• Ballooning, at an additional cost
• Helicopter flips, at an additional cost
• Cheetah breeding projects, at an additional cost
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 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 Luxury Suites

ABOUT WATERBUCK GAME LODGE

Waterbuck Lodge, exquisitely positioned in the southern part of The Thornybush Game Reserve boasts 4 air-conditioned luxury suites with magnificent views from both the generous sized bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.

In between exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers, take time to relax and enjoy the central entertainment and dining area, flanked by an inviting swimming pool and bar area. Or you are invited to simply withdraw into the sounds of the African bush on the tanning deck or lazing by the swimming pool. The main deck area continues to provide a further comfortable watch point to the abundant wildlife whose home is the feature watering hole adjacent to the lodge.
 

LODGE FEATURES

  • Main lounge
  • Dining room
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • BOMA
  • Bar

ROOM FEATURES

  • Air conditioning
  • Overheard fans
  • Terrace/balcony
  • Minibar fridge (not stocked)
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • Umbrellas
  • Torches, candles and matches
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Safe in the room




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS

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 11km (gravel road) and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

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 11km (gravel road) and turn left at the Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

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 11km (gravel road) and turn left at the Waterside Lodge’s Gate

FROM KMIA

  • Exit KMIA premisis
  • 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 right at the T-Junction
  • Continue a further 6,3 km and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

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 right at the T-Junction
  • Continue a further 6,3 km and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate
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