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thornybush waterside lodge

thornybush waterside lodge

Set on the banks of a tranquil lake, with breathtaking views of the African bush. The lodge offers a thrilling game activities in this vast reserve, from open safari game drives, to bush walks & birding trips.
Situated around a reed-fringed lake in the Valley of Elephants, which lies to the north of the Kruger National Park.
Enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive or simply spend time relaxing around the lodge. The facilities include a swimming pool with wooden sun deck. The lounge is an ideal place to retreat from the sun or warm up on the cool winter evenings. Meals are served in the main dining room, around the traditional boma, or at a secluded bush venue under the starry African sky. Children's activities and a curio shop are available.

Approximately 45 minutes from Hoedspruit airport.

No children under 6 are allowed on game drives, however, families are welcome.


20 spacious suites with air-conditioning, fans, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and terrace/balcony. Suites (2 adults and 2 children).

Board Basis

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Tea, coffee and snacks

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Main deck Main deck
Lounge Lounge
Suite Suite
Pool Pool
Dinner Dinner
Walkway Walkway
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Somak Luxury Travel
Somak House
Harrovian Business Village
Bessborough Road
Harrow On the Hill

Tel: +44 20 8423 3000
Fax: +44 20 8423 7700