4 DayDeluxe Thornybush Family Safari

Spoil your family with a deluxe getaway to the game-rich Thornybush Game Reserve, where quality time can be spent in the wonder of nature.


This family safari package offers a 3 night/4 day stay in the heart of the wild, at Thornybush Game Lodge, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This short getaway benefits from direct air transfers and avoids long drives with the constant “Are we there yet?” question from the children.

Safari Highlights

  • Adjacent to the Kruger National Park
  • Interactive children's programme
  • Big Five sightings
  • Private plunge pool and viewing deck

Family Holiday Safari Experience

Offering an escape for the family, as well as individual activities for children and their parents, the lodge succeeds in fulfilling all travellers' desires. Indulge in the tranquil ambience that the wild creates as your children enjoy the freedom of the wild under expert staff supervision. The babysitting options and the specially-designed children's programme create the perfect setting for a family safari.

Wildlife in the Thornybush Game Reserve includes the famous Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Game drives take safari-goers straight into the bush for unfiltered encounters with these, and an abundance of other species. A family suite, adorned with a private viewing deck and plunge pool, is the epitome of unity as it creates an oasis in the vast wilderness. Quality time can be spent with your loved ones, away from the other guests, making Thornybush Game Lodge feel like your home away from home.

Children on Safari in Thornybush

Avoiding long, exhausting roads, this safari option delivers you and your family to the lodge via an air transfer. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not permitted on the game drives, however, babysitting facilities are available at an additional cost. The lodge also has a programme of activities for children staying at the lodge.

Day 1: Johannesburg - Thornybush Game Reserve

Upon your arrival at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, you and your family will board a one-hour flight in a light aircraft to a bush strip where a lodge representative will welcome you and escort you to Thornybush Game Lodge. A short game drive will deliver you and your family to an unforgettable experience - the first game sightings of your family safari.

Day 2 - 3: Thornybush Game Reserve

You family safari starts early in the morning, with a wakeup call and a warm cup of coffee. Rise with the African sun as you prepare for your game drive into the Thornybush Game Reserve. Accompanied by experienced trackers and rangers, follow the spoor deeper into the bush.While the grown-ups are out exploring the wilderness, the children will be entertained by the lodge's friendly staff. The younger ones can be looked after by a babysitter, while the older children participate in a specially-designed programme that consists of interactive games and activities.

Tailored game drives and activities appeal directly to your children's' needs, and menus are especially prepared to treat their taste buds. Activities include educational walks alongside the experienced rangers who will teach them how to track spoor and encounter the flora and smaller facets of the bush.

Picnics next to the pool will allow them to relax while enjoying the tranquility of the lodge. Treasure hunts and a 'Ranger in Training' pack will keep the children occupied, and an optional visit to the Amani Spa will pamper the little safari-goers after a long day of adventure.

After a day of split adventures, families can reunite by taking a dip in their private plunge pool. After spending a few hours at your own leisure, enjoy a magical evening under a canopy of stars before returning to your family suite.

Day 4: Thornybush Game Reserve - Johannesburg

On the final day of your family getaway, you can enjoy a final breakfast before preparing to be transferred in a light aircraft to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to meet your onward travel arrangements.


  • 3 nights' accommodation at selected lodge as detailed in your itinerary
  • Light aircraft air transfer from Johannesburg to Airstrip
  • Road transfers to and from your lodges and airstrip
  • All meals while travelling including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Sundowner drinks while on game drive
  • Bushveld Walks
  • Dawn and dusk Safaris in open land Rovers with qualified and experienced guide and trackers
  • Kids Program including kids activities
  • Conservation Fees

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Optional activities not listed above
  • Travel insurance
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