Thornybush Game Reserve - South Africa


Thornybush Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the rolling Lowveld savannah and is adjacent to Kruger Park in South Africa.

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.

Family safari in thornybush.

Family Safari Holiday

For the family wanting value for money and comfort. Children's activities include specially designed game drives including a ‘ranger in training' pack with set activities...

monwana luxury lodge

Exclusive Luxury Lodge

Thornybush offers guests the opportunity to experience true African tradition while still maintaining the luxury and comfort the premier lodges have to offer...

shumbalala safari lodge

Premier Safari Lodging

Ideal for the discerning safari traveler wanting style and intimacy as well as an incredible safari experience. Thornybush Game Reserve boasts abundant game viewing...

on safari in thornybush

Thornybush Safari Experience

These 3 and 4 day safaris are conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles by trained and experienced guides, trackers and rangers. Get ready to track down the Big Five...

Thornybush Game Reserve Safari Experience

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.

Getting to Thornybush Game Reserve

Get to Thornybush either by scheduled daily flight to Eastgate Airport, or charter a private aircraft directly into one of the reserves two airfields. Flights take about an hour.

If you are coming in by road you will be travelling on a private shuttle or driving yourself. Drive time is between 5 - 7 hours depending on which Thornybush entry gate you are using.

Map of Lodges in Thornybush

If you are driving, this Map of Thornybush will help you to see how to get there once you are on the R40 and show you where your lodge is inside the Reserve.

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


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