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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Thornybush Game Reserve, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1380

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKapama Game Reserve23 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)33 min drive
  • Popular LocationTimbavati Game Reserve48 min drive
  • Popular LocationMafunyani Cultural Village60 min drive

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About this area

Bushbuckridge

Located in Bushbuckridge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Thornybush Game Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve, while Nyani Cultural Village and Mafunyani Cultural Village are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Kapama Game Reserve - 23 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 48 min drive
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 54 min drive
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 60 min drive
  • Andover Nature Reserve - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Bush Pub & Inn - 24 min drive
  • JosMacs - 24 min drive

About this property

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Luxury lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference centre and WiFi in public areas. All 20 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, along with free WiFi and balconies or patios. Guests will also find minibars, room service and separate baths and showers.
Thornybush Waterside Lodge offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This Bushbuckridge lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (ZAR 80.00 per stay)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 80.00 per stay (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Per property policy, children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
couldn't find a fault
Incredible attention to detail from the moment we arrived until our departure. This is a beautiful, comfortable oasis with highly trained and professional staff. Rangers and trackers better than anywhere I've been before.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Exceeded All Expectations
Thornybush was perfect from beginning to end. The staff, accomodation, food and game drives all exceeded our expectations. Well done Thornybush, we will be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
African Safari at its best
If you want to see African wild life and experience a luxury lodge, this is the place to go. We spent three nights at this fabulous resort. The facilities, meals and service are five star level. We enjoyed two safari outings per day with experienced and knowledgeable staff who made sure we were safe and comfortable all the time. We saw the big 5 plus many other animals, including beautiful birds. A great experience...I just wish we could go back every year,
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017