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N'Kaya Dining

All meals are inclusive at N’Kaya Game Lodge.  Guests are treated to a hearty breakfast in the morning which includes cereals, fruits, yoghurts, pastries and meals cooked to order.

Prior to the afternoon game drive, a huge high tea spread is laid on, which includes both sweet and savoury dishes.

Dinner is taken either in the boma under the stars around a crackling fire or next to the fireplace indoors if the weather is otherwise.  From time to time, guests are also treated to bush dinners at a romantic location on the reserve.

The cuisine is delicious, nutritious and abundant.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Viewing
  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon / evening game drives
  • Walking safaris.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  •  The lodge Nkaya is malaria area it is recommended that you speak to a doctor.

Children Policy
  • Children welcome by prior arrangement.

Pet Policy
  • No pets allowed.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

N'Kaya Lodge has four exclusive suites that offer the very best in privacy and is the ideal destination for a quiet, peaceful safari. Guests can sit back and relax while taking in the fantastic vies of the Drakensberg mountain range. The rooms also have a private lounge and twin en-suite amenities.

Suite facilities include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mosquito nets
  • Verandah
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee facilities.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.467823

Longitude: 31.159970


Directions from Johannesburg to the Thornybush Game Lodge:

1. The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
2. Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
3. Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left
4. Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
5. Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
6. At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
7. Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
8. Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
9. Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
10. Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, nKaya and Nkelenga
11. Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.


Guests park at Thornybush Game Lodge and are transferred to Nkaya in a safari vehicle.

Star Rating

4 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Thornybush Collection