Thornybush Private Game Reserve

home of the ultimate
South Africa Safari

Home to the Big Five and a variety of other African wildlife species, it has a near perfect year round climate, making Thornybush a perfect destination for a family safari.

Thornybush Game Reserve Safari Experience

Woman in pool looking at elephants.
Poolside view at Royal Malewane Lodge.

The range of Thornybush accommodation options caters for most guests, from rustic comfort to exclusive luxury. Thornybush is also an excellent venue for conferences and offers a team building programme. It has a broad range of conference options and is capable of hosting groups.

Warm African evenings under the stars make Thornybush Game Reserve your home away from the world. The sheer enjoyment of unspoilt nature, the invigorating air and the spectacular open vistas will leave you relaxed and energized for your return to civilization.

Thornybush Family Safari Lodges

Tangala Game Drive
Game drive at Tangala Lodge

Thornybush Family Safari Lodges are ideal for the family with children of all ages wanting value for money and comfort on their safari holiday. Children's activities include specifically designed game drives and walks for children who are given a ‘ranger in training’ pack with goodies and set activities to teach them more about the wild.

Thornybush Exclusive Safari Lodges

View of a private bush dinner.
Have the whole place to yourselves at Monwana Lodge

Thornybush Exclusive Safari Lodges are for the discerning safari travele wanting style and intimacy for an exclusive safari experience. Thornybush Game Reserve boasts abundant game numbers giving lucky guests an increased possibility of encountering the Big Five.

Thornybush Premier Safari Lodges

Opulent comfort at Shumbalala
Stay in grand style at Shumbalala Lodge

Thornybush Premier Safari Lodges are for the connoisseur safari traveller. These luxury safari lodges provide ultimate comfort but keep the charm of the traditional safari. Thornybush offers guests the opportunity to experience true African tradition while still maintaining the luxury and comfort the premier lodges have to offer.

Top 5 Thornybush Safari Activities

  • Experience African tribal dancing
  • Exciting night drives
  • Informative bush walks
  • Viewing from Hides overlooking waterholes
  • Attend to your wellness at a spa

Things to Do

Game viewing from the cpomfort of your lodge.

You can chill at your lodge, with your favourite cocktail, and watch the wildlife pass you by. Or you can participate in dawn and dusk safaris in an open vehicle with fully qualified rangers and trackers. Bush walks are an option for the more adventurous.

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