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Waterbuck Lodge Thornybush

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Waterbuck Lodge Dining

At Waterbuck Lodge, all meals are inclusive.

A hearty breakfast is enjoyed either in the bush while on game drive, or back at the lodge on the deck overlooking the waterhole.  Guests may choose from a continental breakfast selection or have a full English breakfast – or both!

Prior to the afternoon game drive, an elaborate High Tea is served, made up of sweet and savoury dishes.

In the evenings, dinner is generally enjoyed al fresco in the open-air boma.  From time to time, the lodge will also present bush dinners – typically a ‘braai’ or barbeque, with a selection of meats and typically South African dishes as accompaniment.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Viewing
  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon safaris / evening
  • Walking safaris.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Safari drives
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • Waterbuck is malaria zone it is recommended that you speak to a doctor about Malaria Tablets.

Children Policy
  • Children welcome.

Pet Policy
  • No pets allowed.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Waterbuck Lodge boasts 4 air-conditioned luxury suites with magnificent views from both the generous sized bedroom and en-suite bathrooms.

In between exciting dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers, take time to relax and enjoy the central entertainment and dining area, flanked by an inviting swimming pool and bar area. Or you are invited to simply withdraw into the sounds of the African bush on the tanning deck or lazing by the swimming pool.

The main deck area continues to provide a further comfortable watchpoint to the abundant wildlife whose home is the feature watering hole adjacent to the Lodge.

The rooms are each tastefully decorated, with colors and tones reflecting the surrounding landscape and warm African climate.  Each of the suites has private patio area, from which to enjoy the scenery in comfort.

Room facilities include:

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

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.400527

Longitude: 31.189797


Directions from Johannesburg to Waterbuck Lodge:

The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left
Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left at the Waterbuck Lodges Gate.

Directions from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Waterbuck Lodge:

Turn right onto R538 (R40) White River, travel 3,2 km
Turn left onto R538 (R40), travel 0,1 km (Note: only 100 metres)
Turn right onto R538 White River, travel 4,4 km
Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km
Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km
Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview
Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa
Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)
Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)
Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
Turn right at the T-Junction
Continue a further 6,3 km and turn left at Waterbuck Lodges Gate


Free, unreserved parking is available onsite.

Star Rating

4 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Thornybush Collection