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Thornhill Safari Lodge is located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40 km from Kruger Park`s Orpen gate. This area is a premier eco- tourist destination, with ever present views of the Drakensburg Escarpment.

Thornhill Safari Lodge is the ideal answer when you are looking for accommodation near Kruger and the absolute best game viewing experiences. We offer affordable getaways with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets at Thornhill Safari Lodge. Vibrant fabrics and local hardwood furniture all create that rustic yet stylish bush atmosphere. All bedrooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioners, overhead fans, mosquito nets and wooden decks that overlook the lodge, pool area and surrounding bushveld.

Thornhill Safari Lodge offers guided nature walks throughout the Guernsey Nature Reserve and Big 5 game drives are conducted daily into Kruger National Park and Thornybush Private Game Reserve. The lodge also offers optional tours to places of interest. These include a tour of the Panorama route including the Blyde River Canyon; a day trip up Mariepskop the highest peak on the Northern Drakensberg; the Khamai snake and reptile park; a visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We can also arrange golfing trips at the famous Hans Merensky golf course where you can golf in the wild.

We cater for group bookings; individual guests on self-drives, fly-in safaris and honeymoon couples. Transfers can be arranged from both Eastgate and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports.

Accommodation at Thornhill Safari Lodge:
Thornhill Safari Lodge offers a variety of rooms to choose from, catering for each guests individual needs. All our rooms are individually decorated and comfortable, each with private en-suite bathrooms. We can accommodate a variety of accommodation needs, from a luxury honeymoon suite to a standard family room. All our rooms offer:
- Mosquito nets over the beds
- Air conditioners
- Hot water showers
- Coffee and tea stations
- Wooden decks that overlook either the bush veld or the pool area

Honeymoon Suites
We have two honeymoon suites, which are perfect for the romantic getaway. Each suite offers extra-length king size beds, en suite bathroom with corner bath tubs, outside showers and air-conditioner.

Luxury Family Rooms
The luxury family rooms are suited for the family with small children that want to share a room with their parents. Offering one extra length king size bed with two single extra length beds or the room can accommodate four single extra length beds. Each luxury family room has an air-conditioner.

Standard Rooms
The standard rooms offer an intimate old safari style room with either an option of a double room with a 4 poster bed, twin rooms with two single beds or a triple room with three single beds, all standard rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are fitted with air conditioners and overhead fans.


What to do whilst staying with us:
Thornhill Safari Lodge offers a base for the discerning traveler to explore and see Kruger National Park. We are fortunate to be in the heart of the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve which is incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park. This area is home to an array of spectacular scenery and world famous for its abundance of animal, bird and reptile life. The area is stunning bush veld with typical wooded savanna, offset with Marula, Knobthorn, Jackalberry and Leadwood trees to name but a few.

We conduct all our drives and excursions in specially modified vehicles. As the vehicles are open, you are assured of excellent all-round visibility, as well as the excitement of meeting Africas best close up with nothing between you! Our field guides are well versed in ensuring that you have thrilling and informative safari excursions. Here are a few of the exciting possibilities for you to do whilst you stay with us.

Rates valid 1 January to 31 December 2019

TSL 1 Full Day Kruger Park safari
Kruger Park is South Africa's most exciting safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife. Here with our guide, you will spend a day discovering unique wildlife in one of the greatest conservation parks in the world. Departs Daily. Price:
R1450.00 per person over 12 years old
R995.00 per child 2 -12 years old
Regret only children 6 years and older allowed on open vehicle. Children 5 years and younger to travel in a closed vehicle. Minimum of 2 persons to depart single rate upon request.

TSL 2 - Big Five Game Drive
Having completed a Kruger park day drive, by now hopefully weve fulfilled your expectations but for the thrill seekers or as a final outing why not complete your trip with an exciting close-up Big Five game drive from the comfort of open 4 X 4 safari vehicle. This activity is conducted in various Big Five Game Reserves. Whilst nothing in nature is guaranteed, this adventure purely focuses on looking for the famous five. Departs Daily. Price:
R1150.00 per person over 12 years old
R950.00 per child 2 -12 years old
Regret no children less than 6 years old allowed on the game drive.

TSL 3 Game Drive in a non-Big 5 Reserve
An absolute must for all our guests on their arrival, our qualified and knowledgeable guides will take you through the rugged and pristine terrain in search of some of Africas most splendid wildlife. Whilst you may not necessarily encounter The Big Five, along the journey you will learn about the biodiversity of our bushveld and grasslands, the multitude of birds and insects and even some of the secrets and skills of game viewing. Departs Daily. Price:
R650.00 per person over 12 years old
R 450.00 per child 2 -12 years old
Regret no children less than 6 years old allowed on the game drive.

TSL 4 Panorama Route day tour
This magnificent route is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. Offering a vast array of exciting options for the visitor, the Panorama Route hosts some of the best adrenalin enhancing adventures in the country as well as some more placid pastimes encompassing visits to Bourke's Luck Potholes were named after prospector Tom Bourke who discovered alluvial gold in there during the late 1880's. God's Window, situated on the Drakensberg Escarpment is known to many as Paradise country, the lush region is home to a number of magnificent natural features such as striking rock formations, beautiful waterfalls like Lone Creek, Horse Shoe and Bridal Veil, spectacular endemic flora and fauna and awe inspiring views. Finally, exactly as they sound, the Three Rondawels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, (very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called Rondawels). Departs on Demand. Price:
R1300.00 per person over 12 years old
R 950.00 per child 2 -12 years old
Minimum of 2 persons to depart single rate upon request.

TSL 5 - Hoedspruit Endangered Species Project
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines. There are currently less than 10 000 cheetahs worldwide, placing them on the endangered species list. The long-term goal of Cheetah Project is to replenish the wild cheetah population as well as reduce inbreeding and subsequent sterility of the cheetahs. Departs on Demand. Price:
R650.00 per person over 12 years old
R 495.00 per child 2 -12 years old

Health and Climate:

Worries of Malaria are often expressed by those visiting the Kruger Park, Malaria is a disease that is very possible to pick up while in the park and the park has been noted as one of the two South African Parks situated in Malaria risk areas. Malaria is, however, not a common occurrence even in the summer months of visiting the park. Malaria risk is mainly found near the borders of Mozambique and that the contraction of said disease is a highly unlikely outcome of your visit to our park.

Malaria is a mosquito borne disease transmitted exclusively through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. The highest risk period is between November and April – the end of the summer rainy season. Following the bite of an infected mosquito, an individual may remain asymptomatic for 12 to 35 days, depending on the species of malaria. This is known as the incubation period.

Rooms and Units Available:

Family Suite
Family suite with one king sized bed and two single beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 4 Adults

Luxury Honeymoon Suite
Family suite with one king sized bed and two single beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Manor House
Self-catering Manor house that sleeps 10 guests. Two bedrooms are en-suite with a corner bath and outdoor shower, three bedrooms have a shared bathroom with only a shower. Easy access to the main lodge's swimming pool, restaurant, bar and viewing deck.
Sleeps 10 Adults

Standard Double Room
Standard double room with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Single Room
Standard single room with one single bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. Air conditioning, bathroom amenities, Ceiling fan, coffee/tea facilities, safe, terrace
Sleeps 1 Adult

Standard Triple Room
Standard triple room with 3 single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Standard Twin Room
Standard twin room with two single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of any booking must be received in writing and acknowledged by Thornhill Safari Lodge. In the event of cancellation the following cancellation fees will be payable by the client:
- Notification is received 28 days or more before departure, loss of 50% deposit.
- 28 to 21 working days, loss of 50% of cost
- 20 to 14 working days, loss of 80% of cost
- 13 to 0 working days, loss of 100% of cost

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM