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Thornybush Game Reserve

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R40, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Safari camp experience in South Africa

Booked South African safari trip with Extraordinary Adventures. Family of four traveling from San... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
alanrB5020LU
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San Francisco, California, USA
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It is expensive but it is worth It! The best fun and awesome game viewing. Do not switch your cell... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
AnnieAllYearTravels
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Sandton, South Africa
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R40, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Booked South African safari trip with Extraordinary Adventures. Family of four traveling from San Francisco. Thornybush Simbambili Sabi Sand was our second safari camp preserve. We were amazed when we got there. Luxury accommodations, great staff, great food, and best of all, great safari trips,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

It is expensive but it is worth It! The best fun and awesome game viewing. Do not switch your cell phones on and focus on the beauty and luxury. It is really worthwhile and you will love every second. Game ranger Henry is super skilled...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We stayed for 2 nights . Not long enough ? Superb Game Lodge in the Sabi Sabi area . Excellent accommodation.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The park is first rate and well cared for. All of the animals sighted were heathy and looked in good condition. The rangers coordinate and manage sighting reports; meaning that those on each safari vehicle can enjoy their contact without large numbers of others all...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing stay here. The premium suite with a plunge pool was a five star delight in the middle of nowhere. Excellent tranquility. Great food. The pastry chef is brilliant. The staff like Godfrey are always at hand to make...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We stayed at Serondella Lodge in this private game reserve which was fantastic. This reserve allows you to view all the animals in their natural environment and so many chances to see them all several times. Were so lucky to see the big five within...More

2  Thank alwysluv2travel
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the ‘tented’ camp of Chapungu which really is in the bush. Enjoy animals like elephant, lion, impala and warthog passing through the camp. The communal area is open and comfortable. Pool is quite small for swimming but excellent to cool off. The...More

1  Thank Drew F
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Game drives in Thorny Bush were always exciting. Saw lots and lots of animals including the Big Five. Uncrowded, lots of side-roads getting you close to the animals. Connected to Kruger, but because it's a private game reserve, vehicles can go off-road. Drivers from different...More

4  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Those looking for daily game drives that deliver constant game viewing will not be disappointed at Thornybush

Thank John P
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stayed as a couple and had an amazing experience. The Lodge was like an oasis in the middle of the bush. Everything about it was fantastic. The accommodation was beautiful - perfect for the setting. The photos on their website don't do it justice....More

4  Thank Jordan R
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