Getting to nKaya Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve

Situated on a hilltop, the lodge has a spectacular view of the surrounding savannah in the Thornybush Game Reserve in South Africa.

This exclusive lodge is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve in South Africa, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Set amidst 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, your opportunities to observe an abundance of bird and animal species, including the Big Five, will make you wish you did not have to go back home.

On a hilltop, the lodge has a spectacular view of the surrounding savannah and the famous Drakensberg Mountain Range in the Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa. It is located in the bush far away from civilization, but it's only 5 hours from Johannesburg.

How to Get There

By Road

Eastbound out of Johannesburg take the N4 to Witbank, bypass Middelburg and then turn left off the N4 to Belfast - proceed to Dullstroom and Lydenburg - R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom Tunnel - R531/R527 to and through Hoedspruit to junction. Turn right, Klaserie direction. After 6 km, turn left into Argyle Road and follow Thornybush signboards to Thornybush Game Reserve.

By Air

South African Express Airways provide daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (Eastgate airport). If you wish Siyabona Africa to make flight arrangements on your behalf, mention this in your Reservation Enquiry. Otherwise, please contact your local agent to confirm availability and flight times. Transfers between Thornybush Game Reserve and Eastgate airport are booked by Siyabona Africa for which there is an extra charge.

By Private Charter

Thornybush Game Reserve has its own 1,2 km tarred runway located on the reserve. We would be happy to arrange the necessary quotes and reservation for a charter directly onto Thornybush Game Reserve.

Airstrip details

Co-Ordinates: 24 DEGREES 24'50sec S - 31 DEGREES 09'30sec E
Radial: HSV 140 DEGREES DME 7.6 NM
Runway: 05/23 - Land uphill 23, 1200 metres (Tar)
Elevation: 1900 ft Radio Frequency: 131.75

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