Thornybush Collection

Africa is the heartbeat of our planet, haled as the orig in of mankind, its contrast of breathtaking beauty and brutal survival fascinates us, we are drawn to the bush almost in response to a primordial call. Sunset over the African bush defies description - the majestic vistas fill you with a sense of peace as you witness the splendour of nature.
The classic bush landscape both absorbs and comforts you as if you’ve happened upon an old friend, A well known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the countries finest bush experiences.
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

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge


Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge is set in the heart of the 11 500 hectare Thornybush Reserve, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, Shumbalala offers the tradition of Africa experienced in luxurious surroundings. Accommodating a maximum of eight guests, you'll be spoiled for privacy and exclusivity at this exceptional game lodge.  

The luxury suites, each equipped with an open fireplace, a picture window bathroom and private viewing deck are set in the shade of trees lining the Monwana River.  The two bed-roomed Presidential Suite, in additional to all of the facilities of the standard suites, boasts a separate dining room, lounge, and a private pool deck and pool – the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity!  
In addition to the game viewing decks and swimming pools, there are two lounges, a curio shop, underground cellar where dinner can be enjoyed and library in which to relax between game drives


Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Washed with the warmth and color of the afternoon sun and in true African style, luxury tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. It is here that our guests while away moments relaxing and reflecting on the tranquility and intimacy afforded by this small camp. Eight comfortable tents, each with private facilities and feature bushveld bath, connected by pathways with the main Camp.

Ideal entry level Lodge where meals are taken together to afford the opportunity for all guests to share the excitement of the day’s game viewing experiences. Situated a few minutes drive from Thornybush Game Lodge, where extensive Spa Treatments are available to all Chapungu Tented Camp guests.


Monwana Game Lodge

Monwana Game Lodge, an Award Winning Lodge, where our staff pride themselves in personalized service and World Class Safaris. Leave your burdens behind and let us indulge you in the sights and sounds of Amazing Africa, whilst still enjoying all the creature comforts of our 4 star superior accommodations. The perfect safari experience - whether on honeymoon, a family holiday or taking a business break. 

Situated on the renowned Thornybush Private Game Reserve, our safaris focus not only on the Big 5 but also the other wonders on Nature's palette.


n'Kaya Game 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.


Serondella Game Lodge

This comfortable and intimate Lodge on the banks of a tributary to the dry Monwana River, accommodates eight guests in varied accommodation choices. There are three luxury Suites, each with excellent vistas from both bedroom and bathroom large windows to the watering hole.


Waterbuck Lodge

Waterbuck Game Lodge is uniquely positioned adjacent to a water estuary in the Southern part of The Thornybush Nature Reserve, and provides extraordinary wildlife diversity within the confines of a closely located watering hole and abundant birdlife. Waterbuck is truly a "home from home" with centralised entertaining accommodation of warm and comfortable proportions, flanked by individually located bedroom Suites accessed through pathways a few yards from each other providing both privacy and security, individual views from Suites and bathrooms, generous dressing rooms en-suite for added comfort and convenience.


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