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ThornForest Luxury Bush Lodge offers bed and breakfast, and is located in Marloth Park, a nature conservancy situated on the southern border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

The horizon is ablaze, as the sun sinks into its wild bed.  The fireflies are flexing their wings as the fire crackles to life.  A cricket set’s the pitch for his band, and the cicadas awaken with an unmistakable rhythm.  These are the opening bars of the wild bushveld symphony at ThornForest Luxury Bush Lodge.

All air-conditioned private suites have beds that are draped with a mosquito net, one suite has an additional single bed.  With in-room complimentary tea and coffee, filtered water (filtered on-site) in your mini-bar fridge, is provided.  The en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom are fitted with a shower, a washbasin, and a toilet. Thoughtful touches to ensure that your African Bush stay has all the makings to encourage relaxation.

A sparkling plunge pool to cool off after your day’s adventures or just to relax by on a lazy day, is available and open all year round.  Evening boma fires are a traditional African thing, dinner is ideal seated next to the fire and under the stars.

There is a continental breakfast included with your overnight stay.  For an early morning start, your next day breakfast is placed in the room’s mini-bar fridge, giving you freedom to have breakfast when it suits you.  If there is a preference for your breakfast to be served, this is available on request and at no additional charge.  Breakfast can be upgraded at an extra cost, to a cooked English-style breakfast.

Dinner and packed picnic lunches are available, on request.  For guests returning to ThornForest Luxury Bush Lodge after an days outing, and who order a packed picnic lunch, your picnic will be in a cooler basket.  We happily assist with your bookings for safari drives in Kruger National Park and day tours to the Panorama route, Maputo and Mozambique. 

A mobile spa is also available, as an optional extra.  All optional extras need to be arranged for in advance.  Contact your hosts for any enquires, to make special arrangements or if you need further details. 

The property has an integrated hybrid solar system, gas water heaters and an outdoor entertainment area with a plunge pool with martini seats, sun loungers, a braai area, a firepit, and an undercover picnic table with picturesque woodland views all around.

An additional picnic table in the bush, provides you with additional outdoor seating and another opportunity to enjoy the view of the bushveld.

Adding to our going green, is our on-site water storage.


Area Info:

Marloth Park is a 3,000-hectare wildlife conservancy and holiday town situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, between Malelane and Komatipoort in Mpumalanga. Marloth Park boasts four of the Big Five, with the exception of the elephant. However, elephants can often be seen splashing about in the Crocodile River that divides Marloth Park from the Kruger National Park. Rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard can be found in Lionspruit, a separate game reserve within Marloth Park, while other wildlife such as kudu, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, baboon, bushbuck, vervet monkeys, nyala, impala, warthog, and ostrich are free to roam between the units.


* Kruger National Park
* Crocodile River
* Lionspruit
* Game viewing
* Bird watching
* Game viewing
* Game drives
* Stargazing

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe Queen Room
This room is furnished with a queen-size bed and features a private bathroom. This room contains tile/marble floors, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets, filtered water is provided (filtered on-site) in your mini-bar fridge.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Deluxe Triple Room
This room is furnished with a double bed and 1 single bed, and contains a private bathroom. This room contains mosquito nets, air-con, a seating area, and filtered water is provided (filtered on-site) in your mini-bar fridge.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Queen Suite Impala
Queen Suite
Sleeps 2 Adults

Queen Suite Kudu
This airconditioned room is furnished with a queen-size bed and features a private bathroom. This room contains, tea/coffee facilities with cookie, mosquito nets, bathroom am, filtered water is provided (filtered on-site) in your mini-bar fridge.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Dining room
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Mountain Biking
Historic Sites
Ethnic Villages
Arts and Craft

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Terms and Conditions

* Tariff rates apply at the time of booking.
* Full amount payable in advance to confirm the booking.
* Credit cards and EFT are accepted, we do not accept any cheques, nor cash, as payment.
* Dinner meals must be booked before the invoice is issued.
* In order to confirm activity reservations, these must be paid for in advance, in full.
* Check-in time – 2pm to 7pm.
* Check-out time – 10:00am.
* If rooms are not vacant by check-out time, guests will be charged for an additional day.
* All accounts to be settled before or on arrival.
* No smoking is permitted in any rooms or the rest of the house.
* Children 6 years and older are welcome.
* Maximum occupancy is 2 in a double room and 3 in the triple room.


To get from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to 2208 Sekelbos Drive in Marloth Park, you can follow these directions: 1. Head west for 34 m 2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto KMIA Rd for 1.8 km 3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R538 for 11.1 km 4. Turn left to merge onto N4 for 500 m 5. Continue on N4: 6. Merge onto N4 (Toll road) for 59 min (77.4 km) 7. Route to ThornForest Luxury Bush Lodge: 8. Take Tenbosch Rd and Olifant Dr to Sekelbos Dr in Marloth Park for 17 min (13.9 km) 9. Turn left onto Olifant Dr for 850 m 10. Continue onto Tenbosch Rd for 5.5 km 11. Continue onto Olifant Dr for 6.8 km 12. Turn right onto Sekelbos Dr 13. Destination: ThornForest Luxury Bush Lodge, 2208 Sekelbos Drive, Marloth Park, 1321 Please note that these directions are approximate, and it's always a good idea to have a map or GPS navigation device to ensure you stay on the correct route. Traffic conditions and road closures may also affect the journey, so it's advisable to check for any updates before you travel.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM