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Best bush experience!
What a fantastic stay we had. Game drives was epic. Staff was excellent. Room was heaven. Food was delish. What a privilege to enjoy our country’s beauty and awe. So grateful. Thank you Thornybush; you made our hearts full of joy and our minds filled with precious memories!
Great Safari Experience!
We had a great stay at Thornybush, where we spent four nights in April. Our team - Sean & John 'The Best' - were really great at finding us animal sightings, with two leopard eating their kills on two different days! The lodge is nicely laid out with plenty of social distancing. The food was really good, with great attention to detail and catering for all needs. The spa is also very nice, I arrived with a bit of a neck spasm after the long drive from Joburg, and they sorted me out with a great back & shoulder massage. The rooms have everything you would need/want, but one criticism is the fact that the beds are about a full meter off the ground, so it's a bit of a mission to get into bed when you're short. Overall, a fantastic lodge, with great safari experience.
Deserves 6 Stars
Unbelievable experience. Thornyush Game Lodge is set in a 1200 Ha Private Conservancy which shares an open fence with the Greater Kruger National Park. Stayed there for 2 nights recently and wished that the trip was much longer, as we couldn't get enough. Everything, from the room to the common facilities was impeccable. And the service was par excellence. My wife follows a Vegan, Gluten Free and Caffeine Free diet, which is a massive challenge to cater to. But the Chef at thornybush ensured that she never was short of food, be it at the meals or at the breaks during the game drives. The Chef would ensure that he sent special cookies and snacks for my wife on every game drive. The Guide (Kelvin), the Tracker (Ishmail) and our Butler (Glory) were amazing. Kelvin ensured we had the best sightings, and even lent us his Binoculars since we forgot to take ours to the trip. Cannot recommend Thornybush enough.
My 8-year old daughter and I booked an impromptu trip.Wow! Exceeded expectations. I hope to be able to go again one day! Food was delicious and in abundance, rooms gorgeous (exactly as per website pics), fabulous and helpful staff. Our range and tracker (Kel and Ishmael) were the best and what a team. They went above and beyond for viewings. The game drives were legendary and we loved every one of them. It felt like a great adventure and really enjoyed the bundu bashing. Big 5 close-up: check! Luxurious but unpretentious lodge.
Thornybush captured our souls!
Wow wow wow!! Our 2 night family stay [our 2 daughters, aged 18 and 20, and us], despite Cycone Eloise hovering near us, was the most incredible and beautiful adventure we have had in a long time! Pure and blissful luxury!! We were spoilt rotten! Started with a private dining experience in the library, included 4 mind-blowing game drives, relaxing spa treatments, luxury accommodation with our own balcony right on the river, and the most beautiful meals. Fabulous and attentitive staff, especially SId and Orlando, our game ranger and tracker, who were extremely knowledgable, and the softly spoken and delightful Shepard, our "butler". WE WILL go back there again - simply incredible!
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