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About Thornhill Safari Lodge

Thornhill Safari Lodge is located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40km 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 -conditioning, mosquito nets and wooden decks that overlook the lodge, pool area and surrounding bushveld.

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

Thornhill Safari Lodge offers a variety of rooms to choose from, catering for each guest’s 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:
• Air-conditioning
• Mosquito nets over the beds
• Hot water showers
• Coffee and tea stations
• Wooden decks that overlook either the bushveld 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 overhead fans and air-conditioners.

Facilities
• Swimming Pool
• Bar
• Viewing deck
• Lounge and reading area
• Free Wi-Fi internet connection
• Paid laundry service

Activities
We offer the following optional activities departing from Thornhill Safari Lodge:
• Big Five Game Drive
• Guided Nature Walk – included in your stay
• Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
• Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Cheetah Project)
• Panorama Day tours

Safari: Experience a morning game walk, a full day safari in the iconic Kruger National Park, a sunset game drive in a neighbouring reserve viewing general game species or embark on an exciting Big 5 game drive, all conducted in open view vehicles.

Spa: Spa treatments can be arranged by a travelling spa - prior booking is essential.

Family friendly: Thornhill is family friendly and welcome all ages of children. We conduct child friendly game walks and game drives, focusing on the interesting and smaller details of the bush to the children.

Romantic: We can arrange romantic turn downs in your room, with rose petals and a bottle of champagne. Special private candle light dinners can be arranged on our sunset deck. Couples massages on the sunset deck by prior arrangement only.

Covid Safety Approved: Thornhill has implemented Covid-19 protocols, educating staff and introducing rigorous procedures and routines regarding enhanced cleaning, physical distancing and for our food and beverage offerings.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge, Safari
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Climate control
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Full board
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Printer
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Suites
  • Terrace
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Double Room Standard Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 5 Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe
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      • Standard Twin Room Standard Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 3 Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • Family Suite Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views see more King beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Rooms Adults
              • Luxury Honeymoon Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Standard Triple Room Standard Triple Room Sleeps 3 Includes: All Meals Features:  King beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more King beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Thornhill Safari Lodge

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                      Adam Phaka
                      12 October 2020

                      The hospitality was good, the staff where friendly and the rooms were clean. The only thing that needed is television.

                      Lebo
                      03 December 2015

                      We had the most amazing time at the lodge. The staff were friendly and helped us with our kids. We’re definitely going back there soon.

                      Adrian Jaspan, Canada
                      28 November 2012

                      Rooms and the tours were good - Danielle and Goodman were very helpful.The food was not good - overcooked, dry and substandard. Directions to and ways to contact the Lodge need improvement. Phone number on the Website was incorrect. GPS coordinates are of no use without knowing which roads to take.

                      Tullio Coppotelli, South Africa
                      30 April 2012

                      This lodge can be a good base to visit the Kruger park. The place is very quiet. You can book from here both full day and half day game drives. People are very friendly and helpful. Only minus is the bed sheets that were a little dirty.

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                      Thornhill Safari Lodge is 24.5km from the centre of Amanda , the nearest airport 12.5km (Eastgate Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling