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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Off Guernsey Road | Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    5 Star Hotel
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    All reviews small lake game reserve various locations great photos the staff were incredibly friendly luxury safari days safari bull elephant welcome drink jordan chad stanley butler hippos benson benny ralph ranger guide ernest
    Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

    From the staff, to the rooms, to the food and the organization this is fantastic. Both Chad and Henrico were great Rangers, we saw everything from baby elephants to leopards and everything in between. Make sure you fly into the closest airport only 1/2 hr...More

    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    My mom and I visit waterside a few weeks ago. What an amazing experience, we loved every second and felt sad when we left. We had Henrico and Stanley (I think that was the trackers name) and they were the best, we could not have...More

    Reviewed 13 September 2016

    Stayed at this wonderful lodge for three nights. From the moment we arrived the staff were so welcoming and showed us around. Our luggage was delivered to our bungalow which was gorgeous. A huge bed, beautifully dressed and with a mosquito net surrounding it. Bathroom...More

    Reviewed 25 August 2016

    Wonderful game reserve. Stayed in the Waterside Lodge which houses 20 luxurious lodges. We enjoyed staying there very much as it is was more intimate, although less grand, than the main lodge. The bed was wonderful with an electric blanket on top of the mattress...More

    Reviewed 11 August 2016

    Our first time at Thornybush Waterside Lodge and in Kruger and we will be returning. It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration so decided to push the boat out and go to South Africa and the Maldives. Thornybush made us feel very welcome and couldn't...More

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    Dining (9)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    I am stying all inclusive at your wonderfull lodge in August can you tell me if our stay includes local wines
    10 January 2017|
    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    I'm afraid this Lodge does not include local wines.
    Hi we are travelling on 19th August do we need any warm clothes?
    14 August 2016|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    August has lovely temperatures during the day but can be quite chilly at night, so would definitely bring something warm along, nothing worse than being uncomfortably cold. You can always take your jersey or jacket off..
    Hi we have friends staying at the Thornybush River Lodge at the same time we are staying at TB waterside lodge. Are the two resorts close? Will we be eating in the same places in the evenings? Thanks
    6 July 2016|
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    Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
    Morning, the two lodges are approximately an hours drive from each other and meals are prepared and served at the lodge where you're staying.
    Room Tips
    "Lodges do not have wifi or televisions but the common areas do."
    MadameNoire, 3 months agoRead review
    "Ask for rooms with waterside views."
    Stephanie M, 3 months agoRead review
    "All rooms were good."
    Jo O, 4 months agoRead review
    "They are all good"
    Shiva K, 5 months agoRead review
    "All rooms are more or less the same. All of them are very confortable and quite."
    MMP1971, 8 months agoRead review
    "All lodges well situated, local leopard and hippo visit most nights!"
    lolly197, 9 months agoRead review
    "Wifi in common area and the rooms closest to that area, No room is a bad room. You are likely to hear animals..."
    SThomp3488, 9 months agoRead review
    "I believe that they are all the same but some are closer to the pool and dining area."
    Anita W, 10 months agoRead review
    "Rooms 1 and 2 are single units. The rest are duplexes."
    MACNatick, 11 months agoRead review
    "Do not go to this lodge. You can do better with another lodge"
    400Mort, 11 months agoRead review
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