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Thornybush Game Lodge

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Suite | Terrace/patio

Overview of Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Hoedspruit with spa and safari
9,8 out of 10 Exceptional
9,8/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
The price is R27 501
Price available on 2023/06/18
Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free children's club
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Childcare
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Boma - 20 min drive
  • Kapama Lounge - 43 min drive

About this property

Thornybush Game Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Hoedspruit, Thornybush Game Lodge features an airport shuttle and a free kids' club. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or mani/pedis. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub are other highlights at this luxurious lodge.



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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 5 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Supervised childcare

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Safari

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • No elevator (single level property)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 50.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thornybush Game Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Thornybush Game Lodge?
As of 31 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thornybush Game Lodge on 17 June 2023 start from R27 736, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Thornybush Game Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Thornybush Game Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thornybush Game Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Thornybush Game Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thornybush Game Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thornybush Game Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Thornybush Game Lodge includes ecotours, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Thornybush Game Lodge also has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thornybush Game Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Thornybush Game Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Thornybush Game Lodge like?
Thornybush Game Lodge is located a short 19-minute walk from Kapama Game Reserve.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Best-in-class in every way. If you’re looking for a luxury lodge with a personal touch, choose Thornybush.
STEVEN, 3-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Indescribably excellent in every way. I have traveled all over the world in this ranks at the absolute top.
Lisa, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Janet, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely room, wonderful food, and great safaris.
The lodging, food, service, safaris, and spa were all outstanding.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

luxury at it's best-mel &wayne wonderful hosts
Amazing - wonderful service - can't wait to return!
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8/10 Very good

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Lodge and Drives.
Thornybush Lodge was first class all the way. The meals were delicious, the grounds beautiful and the service impeccable. The lodge even recognized a special wedding anniversary we were having by surprising us with rose petals, candles and champagne by the tub. The game drives were informative, fun and successful as we saw leopards, lions, rhinos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, numerous interesting birds, and much more. Met other very nice people at the lodge
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10/10 Exceptional

Would go back in a heartbeat
It was amazing and I would highly recommend it. They look after everything so you do not have to worry about anything. The staff are incredible. The guide Chris was awesome and very good at his job. The food was amazing.
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10/10 Exceptional

Just right
We saw the big 5 and much more, accommodations were luxurious, food was abundant and delicious. No Internet in the rooms., only in the main lobby.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding. Our stay at Thornybush Game Lodge from 20-22nd of July 2015 could not have been better. Our guides Jack and Ishi were great. We saw all Big 5 and a host of other very beautiful animals within the reserve. Congratulations!!!!!!
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