South Africa, Kruger

Thornybush Game Lodge, Kruger

From R28,500

Per person sharing


1 January 2024 - 31 March 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

Flights & Taxes included 4 Nights Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 2 games drive per day!

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Game Lodge was the first of its kind in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, opening its doors back in 1961. As the original establishment, it put Thornybush on the map and established our reputation for world-class game-viewing.  Now, with a note of sophistication in the design and layout, our thatched main area overlooks a waterhole and riverbed frequently visited by elephants, buffalo and other large game. The classic lower deck flows between the open dining area and a beautiful bar.  Sunbirds, attracted to the many aloes which surround the main deck, are just some of the many small delights you can expect on your stay at Thornybush Game Lodge.   The warm-hearted staff, riverbed setting and legacy of excellence are standout features. Meals, when taken at the lodge, are Ottolenghi-style buffets prepared by Solly, the legendary master bush chef! Bush dinners are a firm favorite with our guests, where you get to enjoy a hearty meal, surrounded by lanterns, candles and the sound of the African wilderness.


  • CemAir return flights from Johannesburg

  • Eastgate Airport return transfers to our lodges

  • 4 Nights midweek accommodation at Thornybush Game Lodge

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives daily

  • Wi-Fi

  • BOOK NOW! Stay in January, February and March 2024, Book 4 nights and get FREE return flights and transfers!


  • Blackout dates apply

  • Single supplements apply

  • All drinks, conservation levies, spa treatments and curio shop items

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Anything not included

Thornybush Game Lodge

THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE: Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park within the Thornybush Nature Reserve lies a vast African Wilderness home to Africa's big game including the 'Big Five' and many species of mammals and birds. Each of the 8 luxury tents boasts an outdoor bath and shower on a private deck overlooking the magnificent bushveld. This lodge offers guests the true taste of Africa.
Thornybush Game Lodge, the original Thornybush establishment, has changed and evolved since 1961 to the sophisticated, down-to-each luxury lodge it is today. Warm-hearted staff, expert guides and unobstructed views of the waterhole from the deck are standout features.


Children aged 6 to 15 years pay 50% of the adult rate at Thornybush Game Lodge
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drive (unless private vehicle is booked, subject to availability)

  • Conditions and validities apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability

  • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations

  • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential

  • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified

  • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted

  • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business

  • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply

  • Children 2 - 5 years are not permitted on game drives (unless private vehicle is booked, subject to availability)

  • This offer is open to South African Residents only


  • Why we like it

    Big 5 encounters and the sheer diversity of wildlife have helped establish Thornybush as a leading destination in the Greater Kruger Park area. It’s the people here, however, that are the real secret to our bush magic. Our guides lead with an expertise and intuition that’s second to none, while our close-knit teams within the lodges.