Thornybush Nature Reserve is a 14 000-hectare private reserve that shares a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park. Big 5 encounters, with lion and leopard sightings in particular, entice guests while the total diversity of wildlife made Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. Passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams introduce this to guests so that you leave with a genuine understanding of the entire ecosystem. The thatched main area speaks of sophistication in the design and layout, and overlooks a waterhole and riverbed often visited by elephants, buffalo and other large game. The classic lower deck is flanked by an open dining area and a beautiful bar while 20 luxurious suites fan out from the main area.
Early in the morning you will be collected from your address in Johannesburg to travel eastwards via the N4 motorway through the Highveld of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, and into the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit in Limpopo.
The drive may take about six to seven hours, during which you will stop for refreshments.
You should reach the lodge around mid-day and have time to freshen up and relax before you depart on an open safari vehicle for your first afternoon game drive in the reserve.
After watching the sun set you will return to the lodge where dinner will be ready.
You overnight in your luxury accommodation at Thornybush Game Lodge and your lodging includes lunch and dinner.
Get up very early each morning to enjoy a hot beverage and rusks before departing on the first game drive of the day to catch some nocturnal animals still out hunting, and witness the sun rising.
You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and can choose to spend the rest of the day lazing around and relaxing in the tranquillity of the bush.
Your afternoon game drive will depart at about 16:00 and return after sunset just in time for another scrumptious dinner under the African skies.
You overnight in your luxury accommodation at Thornybush Game Lodge and your deal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
On the last morning of your stay you will get up early again, enjoy your hot beverage and rusks, and depart on the final game drive.
After experiencing another African sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast before departing to Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off point around 17:00.
Your deal today includes breakfast at the lodge.