South African Lodges

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Waterside Lodge Reviews & Information

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge Dining

All meals are included in the rate.

The lodge provides delicious meals which can be enjoyed indoors, in the open-air boma or at a romantic location in the bush.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Onsite Activities
  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon / evening safaris
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Boma dinners.

Conferences & Events

Thornybush Conferences

Thornybush Game Lodge has a spacious and fully equipped conference venue that is in close proximity to the main lodge, yet suitably private ensuring optimal productivity.  The facility can accommodate up to 60 delegates and is equipped with state-of-the-art conferencing equipment.


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
  • Safety deposit box
  • Secure parking
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria Status and Animals
  • As the Thornybush Reserve is within a malaria area, guests are advised to consult their doctor before travelling, in regards to using of anti-malarial prophylaxis.

    Please be aware that wild animals are on the reserve please heed all safety precautions.

Pet Policy
  • No pets allowed.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Each Suite has an en-suite bathroom, indoor shower and private deck area. Two Suites share an inter-leading door ideal for families travelling with children.

Room facilities:

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe in room
  • Separate Bath and Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.359803

Longitude: 31.166158


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.


Free unreserved parking available onsite.

Star Rating

5 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Thornybush Collection