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Thornhill Safari Lodge

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The Thornhill Safari Lodge is in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa. Home to beautiful scenic landscapes and a great abundance of free roaming wildlife, this region of South Africa is characterised by wooded savanna, vast bushveld and Marula, Jackalberry, Knobthorn and Leadwood trees.

Thornhill is set only 44 kilometres from the Orpen Gate which leads into the Kruger National Park, this lodge offers an ideal destination from which to both explore the untamed national park with its magnificent wildlife as well as the scenic Panorama Route with its many attractions.

The lodge features Double, Twin and Triple Rooms as well as Family Suites and a Luxury Honeymoon Suite. The rooms offer convenient amenities and features including en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities as well as wooden decks.

Room types:

  • Standard Double
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Triple
  • Family Suite
  • Luxury Honeymoon.

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito net over the beds
  • Hot water showers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wooden decks.

Facilities & Services

The outdoor swimming pool offers an excellent place for refreshment and relaxation during the warm afternoons, in between safari drives and sightseeing tours. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served outside weather permitting, at the boma around the crackling fire.

Facilities and services:

  • Dining venues
  • Boma / outdoor fireplace
  • Bar
  • Lounge and reading area
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet facilities
  • Meal services: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Safari drives.

Activities & Tours

Guided safari drives are on offer which leads through the vast Kruger National Park. Other trips include visiting the many attractions of the scenic Panorama Route which include the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The Panorama Tour takes a full day during which travellers visit the various sightseeing location en-route, this is a trip not to be missed.

Activities and tours:

  • Big Five Safari Drives
  • Kruger Park Safari Drives
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Mariepskop Tour
  • Kruger National Park Day Trip
  • Full Day Panorama Route.

Guernsey Private Nature Reserve

Thornhill nature reserve is not located in the 'Big Five' region of South Africa allowing travellers freedom while being outdoors. Guests can safely walk between the lodge's rooms and the main lodge without any danger of wildlife making it also an ideal destination for families travelling with children. The town of Hoedspruit, the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS) as well as the entrance to the Kruger National Park through the Orpen Gate are all located nearby.

The tours through the Kruger Park have guided safaris in 4x4 vehicles and provide the best way to experience the wildlife and nature of this vast national park. Travellers have the chance of close encounters with lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards in their natural habitat.

The Bush Walks on the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve with a guide bring nature and all the little wonders of the bush closer to the visitors. The Full Day Panorama Tour takes travellers to the Blyde River Canyon with the Three Rondavels, Burkes Luck Potholes, Gods Window, The Pinnacle and the Lisbon Falls. The region's breathtaking views and scenic landscapes are perfect spots for taking pictures.

 
 

Thornhill Safari Lodge Specials

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

Great value 5 day fly-in package for Thornhill Safari Lodge.

Fly In package
 
Standard Rooms

  • R10,565.00 per person sharing 
  • R13,460.00 Single person 
  • R5,580.00 Children (5 -12 years old sharing with parents) 
  • R1,145.00 (0-4 years old sharing with parents)  

 
Luxury Units

  • R11,895.00 per person sharing 
  • R15,805.00 Single person 
  • R6,065.00 Children (5 -12 years old sharing with parents) 
  • R1,145.00 (0-4 years old sharing with parents)

 

Day 1:   Greater Kruger Park Big 5 game drive
Africa has always captured the imagination of the world. Travellers from all walks of life have travelled great distances to come up close and personal with the magical ambience that is unique to this continent. Upon your arrival at Thornhill safari Lodge, we welcome you to our world class lodge and help you to settle into camp. Following this, you can look forward to a scrumptious lunch smack in the middle of the African bushveld.  
Now is the time to relax and take in the sounds and sights of the African wilderness, before heading out on a late afternoon and early evening game drive. We track elusive creatures of the night while being guided by state-of-the-art spotlights.
Always under the guidance of our seasoned rangers, you will learn about nature’s finer details while tracking game and learning about the diverse species making up this fascinating ecosystem.  
Upon returning from our drive, we enjoy a traditional African Boma dinner experiencing a around the campfire, while letting the sounds of the African night wash over you. (Weather permitting)
Lunch and Dinner
 
Day 2:   Full Day Kruger Park Safari
Look forward to an early rise as you are met by our team of friendly safari guides. This is where you depart for the highly anticipated Kruger National Park adventure, which is sure to leave you changed for the better. The Kruger National Park is truly the crowning jewel of South Africa’s national parks network, providing more than 2 million of unspoiled and unrivalled diversity of its many life forms.  
Enjoy the sights and sounds that this world-famous park has to offer. The Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds and 147 mammals.  
However, your safari experience isn’t done yet! This is the part where we explore some of the best game drive routes that the Kruger has to offer. After a morning of fun exploration, we stop off at a remote site where you enjoy a fun picnic brunch. After brunch, the rest of the day is spent exploring the many different Kruger view points and waterholes along the way. Following a memorable day of exploration and experiences, we return to the modern comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, we enjoy yet another taste of traditional African cuisine before retiring to the peaceful sounds of the African bush for the night.  
Packed breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Leisure day

This is your day for leisure. Relax at the Lodge as you enjoy the African sun, lounge around our welcoming pool and sip on delicious cocktails all day or partake in the various optional activities. These include taking an exciting Big Five game walk or visiting a local animal rehabilitation centre or simply spending the day reading under the shade of our famous Marula trees.
Breakfast, Lunch (depending on what optional activities are done) and Dinner
 
Day 4: Game drive and Panorama Route
Enjoy tasty homemade rusks before heading out on an early morning game drive to a neighbouring Reserve. Seeing as this isn’t a Big Five reserve, we can now place emphasis on all the other wonderful and interesting animal species, including the birds and reptiles that inhabit this magnificent area.  
We depart the private reserve and enjoy spending the rest of the day exploring the sights along the Drakensberg Escarpment’s Panoramic Route, including the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Gods Window and a few quaint little villages along the way. Following this, we make the trek back to Thornhill in the late afternoon in time to freshen up before again enjoying some delicious bushveld cooking.
Breakfast and Dinner
 
Day 5: Nature Walk
Rising early, we head off on a game walk where you can explore the reserve on foot. Our rangers know how to entertain guests with fascinating facts as they lead you in tracking game in the wild.  
After a tasty breakfast, we greet you farewell as you depart on the next leg of your journey.
Breakfast

Included in the rate:

  • Return transfers from Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit to Thornhill on Fly in Packages
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in en-suite chalets
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Afternoon/evening Big 5 game drive
  • Full day game drive in Kruger
  • Morning game walk 
  • Game drive in private reserve
  • Tour of the Drakensberg Escarpment and Blyde River Canyon
  • 15% VAT inclusive

 

Excluded from the rate:

  • Flights to Thornhill Safari Lodge
  • Airport taxes on Fly Ins
  • Transfers and gate fees into Thornhill on the Self-drive packages
  • Optional activities, drinks and gratuities

Terms and Conditions:

  • This is a 4-night package
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Self-drive option is also available, please enquire for rates.
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Great value 3 day fly-in package for Thornhill Safari Lodge.

Fly In package
 
Standard Rooms

  • R6,025.00 per person sharing 
  • R8,405.00 Single person 
  • R3,240.00 Children (5-2 years old sharing with parents) 
  • R1,145.00 (0-4 years old sharing with parents) 

Luxury Units

  • R6,690.00 per person sharing 
  • R9,110.00 Single person 
  • R3,435.00 Children (5 -12 years old sharing with parents) 
  • R1,145.00 (0-4 years old sharing with parents)  

Day 1: Great Kruger Park Big 5 game drive
Thornhill Safari Lodge welcomes you into the heart of the African bushveld on your arrival, setting the tone for a memorable safari adventure. Take the time to unwind and take in the sights and sounds of the wilderness, before heading out on a late afternoon and early evening game drive. We track elusive creatures of the night while being guided by state-of-the-art spotlights.
You are in the midst of one of the most diverse eco systems in the world, with animal and bird species that have captured the fascination of travellers for hundreds of years. This is the time to take advantage of all the great photographic opportunities and capture the beauty of Africa on film forever. On return from your drive we enjoy a traditional African Boma dinner around the campfire, while being serenaded by sounds of the African night.  (Weather permitting)
Lunch and Dinner
 
Day 2: Full day Kruger Park safari
Look forward to an early rise as our guides meet you, ready for a day of exploration in the celebrated Kruger National park. The Park offers an unrivalled wildlife experience that ranks with the best not only in Africa, but around the world. Its rich history dates back to 1898, and its goal has always been to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Today, this national treasure offers 2 million hectares of unspoiled African wild.  
Truly the flagship of the South African National Parks, Kruger remains home to an impressive number of species ranging from 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds and 146 mammals. Look forward to a safari experience that unfolds from the moment you enter the Kruger Park, and explore the best game drive routes the Park has to offer.  
Your game drive takes you to a remote site where we stop for a picnic brunch. After brunch, the rest of the day is spent discovering the Kruger Park’s various view points and waterholes. We return to the comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, where we enjoy yet another taste of traditional African cuisine before retiring to the peaceful sounds of the African bush.
Brunch and Dinner
 
Day 3: Nature Walk
Rising early, we head off on a game walk where you can explore the reserve on foot. Our rangers know how to entertain guests with fascinating facts as they lead you in tracking game in the wild.  
After a tasty breakfast, we greet you farewell as you depart on the next leg of your journey.

Breakfast

Included in the rate:

  • Return transfers from Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit to Thornhill for Fly in Packages  
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in en-suite chalets
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Afternoon Big 5 game drive
  • Full day game drive in Kruger
  • Morning game walk 
  • 15% VAT inclusive

 

Excluded from the rate:

  • Flights to Thornhill Safari Lodge
  • Airport taxes on Fly Ins
  • Transfers and gate fees into Thornhill on the Self-drive packages
  • Optional activities, drinks and gratuities

Terms and Conditions:

  • This is a 2-night package
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 31 December 2019
  • Self-drive option is also available, please enquire for rates.
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