Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush

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The family welcoming Waterbuck Safari Lodge is beautifully located next to a water estuary in the Southern region of the wildlife-rich Thornybush Game Reserve.

Set within the unspoilt bushveld of South Africa and with the nearby waterhole, this four-star safari lodge offers an extraordinary wildlife diversity. The high abundance of game, the 'Big Five' as well as birds, make for an excellent safari destination from where to best explore the untamed animals for the Bush.

The public lounge, dining and bar areas are flanked by the individually located Chalets which are accessed on pathways. To ensure privacy and security, the four cottages which can accommodate a maximum of eight guests, are located a few yards away from each other. Featuring convenient amenities and facilities, the air-conditioned luxury suites provide magnificent views from both the spacious bedroom and the en-suite bathrooms.

Chalet features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Outside shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.

Facilities & Services

The central entertainment, bar and dining area are welcoming and offer an ideal place for relaxation and socialising. The outdoor swimming pool offers excellent refreshment during the hot summer afternoons. Guests may enjoy the unique sounds of the African bush on the deck while drinking a refreshing beverage or reading a book. The main lounge of the lodge offers an additional place from where to observe the abundant wildlife quenching their thirst at the nearby waterhole.

Facilities and services:

  • Dining venues and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Boma
  • Wake up calls
  • Laundry services.

Children on Safari

This safari lodge accommodates children of all ages and provides children with friendly facilities and accommodation. Enjoy an unforgettable family safari through the bushveld together with your kids and teach them the exciting facts about the local ecosystem.

Children at the Waterside Lodge have a special kids program prepared for them before their arrival. On arrival, children are provided with a complimentary pack for fun entertainment. The safari drives, as well as the activities, can be tailored to match the kid's interests and attention span.

Children offers:

  • Kids program
  • Children safari drives
  • Complimentary activity pack
  • Spa treatments for children
  • Walking safaris for kids
  • Special meal requirements and dining venues
  • Babysitting
  • The menu's specially prepared for children
  • Picnics next to the pool (packed lunch with sandwiches and fruit)
  • Treasure hunt
  • Baking.


The thrilling safari drives and walking safaris through the pristine Thornybush Game Reserve are an absolute must for all visitors coming to this area of South Africa. Home to the 'Big Five' which include lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos as well as buffaloes, many other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, antelope and birds can be encountered here.

Wildlife encounters:

  • Early morning safari drives
  • Late afternoon/evening safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Unique safari drives and walks for kids.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife

More Information on Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush

FAQs about Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush
What is the contact number for reservations?
The contact numbers to make a reservation at Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush are +27 (0)21 794 9050 and +27 (0) 827 823 142. You can also check availability and book online by clicking here.
Where about is Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush located?
Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush is located at the following location / address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.