N Kaya Lodge

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N'Kaya Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve with its four exclusive suites, this safari lodge provides discerning guests with exclusivity and privacy while ensuring a once in a lifetime wildlife experience

Shaded by tall trees and set on a hill overlooking the beautiful Drakensberg mountain range. That lodge in Thornybush features spacious suites each with private lounges.

Offering four suites, the N'Kaya lodge is an ideal destination for a quiet, private and exclusive safari. Perfect for honeymooners, the suites are well appointed featuring convenient amenities and facilities. The comfortable beds offer a decorative mosquito netting. The en-suite bathrooms provide baths and showers.

The outdoor swimming pool and its surrounding garden area are an ideal place for refreshment and relaxation during the warm afternoons, in between the meals and safari drives. The bar, lounge and verandah reflect warm earthy tones were blended in with the natural surroundings. The fireplace in the room offers a comfortable seating place around the crackle of the fire with the night sounds of wildlife around.

Smoothing and relaxing spa treatments can be booked at the Amani African Spa where a variety of health and beauty spa treatments are available. The outdoor spa area offers a small plunge pool and sun loungers where the tranquilly of nature's surroundings can best be enjoyed before and after spa treatments. Indoor and outdoor venues are available for the rejuvenating treatments as well as couples.

A great abundance of species is home in this reserve which includes 147 mammals, the 'Big Five', 114 reptiles, more than 500 bird species, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 different trees. The Thornybush Reserve is mainly open savannah offering a home to a great variety of wildlife.

Guests have the opportunity to explore the bushveld with its untamed wildlife either in open Land Rovers and on foot. During both wildlife experiences, visitors are accompanied by professional rangers who share their in-depth knowledge about the area's unique ecosystem.

Wildlife experiences:

  • Early morning safari drives
  • Late afternoon safari drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching.

Daily safari itinerary:

  • Early morning wake up call
  • Sunrise safari drive
  • Coffee and tea break in the bush
  • Breakfast served either at the camp or in the riverbed or bush
  • Walking safaris
  • Leisure and relaxation
  • Lunch
  • Late afternoon/evening safari drive
  • Sundowners in the bush
  • Dinner in the lodge or at the boma.

Suite features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Bathtubs and showers
  • Air conditioning
  • Private decks
  • Lounge (sofa and coffee table)
  • Mosquito draped bed
  • Bedside tables.


  • Dining areas
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Boma for outdoor dining
  • Wine cellar
  • Health and beauty spa.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at N Kaya Lodge

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterhole for wildlife

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FAQs about N Kaya Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at N Kaya Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is N Kaya Lodge located?
N Kaya Lodge is located at the following location / address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.