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Thornybush Game Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor spa bath
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio

Overview of Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKapama Game Reserve6 min walk
  • Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve11 min drive
  • Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve27 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)29 min drive

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About this area

Hoedspruit

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

What's nearby

  • Kapama Game Reserve - 6 min walk
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 11 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 27 min drive
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 30 min drive
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Bush Pub & Inn - 20 min drive
  • JosMacs - 20 min drive

About this property

Thornybush Game Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with full-service spa and free breakfast
This lodge features a full-service spa, a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free English breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub and a conference centre are on-site. All 20 rooms provide furnished balconies, minibars and room service. Separate baths and showers, coffee makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Thornybush Game Lodge offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub.

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

Amani African Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. 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 some public areas: WiFi (ZAR 50.00 per stay)

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you

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 50.00 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 credit cards; cash is not accepted

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

Thornybush Game Lodge Hoedspruit
Thornybush Game Hoedspruit
Thornybush Game
Thornybush Game Lodge Lodge
Thornybush Game Lodge Hoedspruit
Thornybush Game Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit

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Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Indescribably excellent in every way. I have traveled all over the world in this ranks at the absolute top.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Everything about Thornybush is fabulous, from the location of the lodge itself, to actual accomodations, the dining, and last but not least, the twice dsily safari rides where you get to experience the wildlife in their own habitat. Finally, a word about the staff. They are outstanding - knowledgeable, competent, polite, friendly and always helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely room, wonderful food, and great safaris.
The lodging, food, service, safaris, and spa were all outstanding.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
luxury at it's best-mel &wayne wonderful hosts
Amazing - wonderful service - can't wait to return!

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
A slightly ageing thorneybush venue
The staff and the overall atmosphere was great, the game viewing and guiding excellent, but the lodge needs a little work to bring it up to standard. The rooms while large and comfortable show the signs of lack of investment and refurbishment. Thorneybush need ps to embrace a 5 year refreshment cycle in this lodge so as not to undermine the brand. None the less, still a good stay