The River Lodge At Thornybush

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The River Lodge Thornybush is nestled within the 14,500 hectares of the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve adjacent to South Africa's famous Big Five heaven, Kruger National Park. 

Expect to be encapsulated in 5-star luxury, surrounded by the finest wildlife viewing sites available, secluded in a glorious setting amidst the open vistas of the African bushveld.

Limited to twelve guests within six rooms including the Honeymoon Suite and the superb two-bedroom Royal Suiteensuring ensuring you get specialised personalised attention. The option of reserving the entire Lodge for exclusive use is available to you.

Exquisitely furnished public areas designed for you to feel at ease, with a luxurious relaxing lounge and dining area where you can enjoy tasty meals prepared by the private chef. Overlook the animals as they quench their thirst in the waterhole below as you chill in the sparkling swimming-pool above. African tranquillity epitomised!


  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WIFI

Facilities Available at The River Lodge At Thornybush

  • Boma
  • Fireplace
  • Plunge pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about The River Lodge At Thornybush
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at The River Lodge At Thornybush 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 The River Lodge At Thornybush located?
The River Lodge At Thornybush is located at the following location / address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

SA Resident Voucher Special

Secure a hugely Discounted Rate with a "Buy Now Safari Later" Voucher

While international travel to South Africa remains closed, we’re excited to welcome South Africans to our lodges with rates which we’ve put together specifically for this crazy time.
Starting at R4,999 per person sharing per night (minimum 2-night stay)
Secure these rates as a South Africa resident, by buying a "Buy Now, Safari Later" Voucher that is valid for travel until 30 June 2021 (excluding peak seasons).

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and hot beverages
  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives
  • Local Sundowner Drinks included (once alcohol ban has been lifted)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Excludes Conservation Fee of R495 per person and TOMSA Levy of R14 per person per night
  • Includes all items specified but excludes all other additional items of a person nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Available to South African Residents
  • Subject to:
  • o A minimum 2 night stay
  • o Availability at time of booking &/or Voucher purchase
  • Booking period:  Until further notice
  • Vouchers bookings: o Valid for redemption until 30 June 2021; Subject to availability at time of booking, excluding peak season 16 December 2020 – 05 January 2021
  • Travel dates: Upon reopening until 30 June 2021
  • Payment
  • o 50% non-refundable deposit required at time of reservation
  • o Balance payable 30 days prior to arrival
  • o 100% payment required if booked within 30 days of travel
  • Cancellation
  • o 50% cancellation applies if cancelled outside 31 days
  • o 100% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days of arrival
  • o No cancellation fees if cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restriction
  • Rates
  • o Excludes Conservation Fee of R495 per person and TOMSA Levy of R14 per person per night
  • o Is not combinable with any other offers
  • o Includes all items specified but excludes all other additional items of a person nature
  • Children: No children under 16 years of age