Thornybush Waterside Lodge

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge is designed to blend in with the surrounding, natural habitat with its high abundance of magnificent trees and manicured gardens, the camp offers guests relaxation in the heart of the wilderness. 

The lodge is in a beautiful location within the big-five reserve. Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, breathtaking views can be admired from the lodge across the tranquil lake and the untamed African bushveld.

The size of the lodge is suitable for individual couples, families travelling with children as well as smaller groups. Waterside has twenty air-conditioned, thatched chalets accommodate guests in comfort and luxury on the reserve.

Tastefully decorated, the cottages feature convenient amenities and facilities to ensure a most pleasant safari stay. Each of the suites provides an en-suite bathroom with indoor shower as well as a private deck. Two of the chalets share an inter-leading door which is ideal for families who travel with children.

The outdoor swimming pool invites for refreshing swims while different African dinners are served at the outdoor boma. A sixty seater conference centre is available for conference delegates. The conference venue overlooks the lake, making for a magnificent location for strategic business getaways.

Fantastic wildlife viewing excursions are available for guests which include the early morning safari drives and the late afternoon safaris through the Thornybush Game Reserve. The professional game rangers and trackers share their wealth of information about South Africa's magnificent wildlife as well as its trees and plants.

An unusual wildlife activity at the lodge are the traditional Walking Safaris during which visitors learn about the smaller animals which live here.

Children of all ages are welcome at the Waterside Lodge in Thornybush. What an excellent way of teaching children about South Africa's rich wildlife and its flora and fauna when taking them to the wildlife-rich Thornybush on a safari! Kids here have a unique safari holiday program prepared for them.

Facilities and Services:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Library with Internet access
  • Boma
  • A fully equipped conference facility
  • Curio shop
  • Children's program
  • Baby Sitting (additional cost)
  • Wake up calls
  • Laundry Services.


  • Early morning safari drives
  • Late afternoon safaris
  • Walking bushveld tours.

Kids at Waterside Lodge:

  • Complimentary activity pack
  • Safari drives and activities are tailored to suit children's interests
  • Spa treatments for kids
  • Safari Kids Walks
  • Meal requirements and venues (if requested)
  • Babysitting services
  • Menus are specially prepared for children.

Chalet features:

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • Safe in room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private deck area.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Thornybush Waterside Lodge

  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

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FAQs about Thornybush Waterside Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

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