Thornybush Game Reserve


Thornybush Game Reserve is a superb safari destination situated within 11,500 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This reserve, which is just over 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality.

The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the ‘Big Five’, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees.

With just a small selection of lodges within the reserve, visitors are assured and exclusive and authentic safari experience, away from the crowds.



Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is located in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve offering colonial-style safari accommodation. Guests are accommodated in 8 luxury tented rooms all with air...


N'Kaya Game Lodge

N’Kaya Game Lodge is set on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Drakensberg mountain range and is shaded by tall trees. Accommodation is in 4 spacious double suites each with a private...


Shumbalala Lodge

Shumbalala Lodge is an exclusive safari lodge set in the shade of trees lining the Monwana seasonal dry riverbed. Accommodation consists of four luxury suites, each equipped with an open...


Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge has 18 stylish air conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River. From within the luxurious suites...


Royal Malawane

Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The...

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