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    Thornybush Waterside Lodge

    Guernsey Road | Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 9798, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “game drives” (51 reviews)
    “outside world” (2 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
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    Multilingual Staff
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 179 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We received a warm welcome and fabulous service when we arrived and it stayed that way for our whole trip. The staff could not have been more helpful or courteous. Our room was beautifully presented and very clean. The food was to die for -...More

    Thank DiverHP
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there DiverHP, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! It's so wonderful to hear that you had a great time. Hope to see you back again some time in the future. Take care.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a wonderful 4 days here and would definitely recommend it. You are really well looked after from the moment you arrive, food is great. Game drives were outstanding with Louis as a great warden and John was a fabulous tracker. Only reason for not...More

    Thank Toni M
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there tonimadine, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review - and for your feedback on the rooms. Your feedback will be brought to the attention of management so that we can sort it out. Glad you got to see loads...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    They advertised this lodge as a 5 star and the maximum can be rated is a 3 star. Coming from Sabi Sabi lodge this place is so disappointed that we cut our stay and left one day earlier. The hotel is nothing more than a...More

    2  Thank Panchorri
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there Panchorri, thank-you for your feedback on your stay at Waterside Lodge. We're sorry that this lodge didn't live up to your expectations. We regard all feedback as opportunities to improve, so your points will be sent to management and the lodge to see...More

    Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

    I was traveling to SA for a wedding a knew I needed to tag on a safari experience while I was there. With a 16+ hour flight, who knew when I’d have that opportunity again. Through a travel agency, I booked Thornybush Waterside because it...More

    Thank Lisa O
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 December 2017

    Hi there Lisa O, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review for Thornybush Waterside Lodge. I'm thrilled that you got to experience the bush AND that you got to see so much. Watching elephants playing in the water really...More

    Reviewed 26 November 2017

    A friend and I took a bucket list trip to Africa two weeks ago and spent 3 nights at the Waterside Lodge. Our entire trip exceeded our expectations and the time spent at the lodge was fantastic. Our safari guide, Jaluka and tracker, John were...More

    Thank Meg K
    Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 1 December 2017

    Hi there Meg K, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! How wonderful that an African safari was on your bucket-list, I'm thrilled that your expectations of it were exceeded, and that we were able to do that for you. Hope...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 589 - USD 1,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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    rmak2009
    17 July 2017|
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    Response from PrincessBethany |
    It is possible to undertake a "bush walk". If you are under 60 this is fine, if over 60, you have to have had a recent medical and a doctors certificate to state you are well enough. the walk would start after your hot... More
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    17 July 2017|
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    Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
    No. There're was non offered to us, but we had kids which I believe is typically a barrier
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    10 January 2017|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    I'm afraid this Lodge does not include local wines.
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    "Some rooms are a long walk from main area - we had #19, which is in the very last building. I wish we had..."
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    "I think all rooms are similar. Closer to main resort area given remote area and possible animal population"
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    "There are not that many rooms but each one is wonderful."
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    "All rooms are excellent"
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