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About Thorn Tree Bush Camp - Accommodation

Thorn Tree Bush Camp is 4 star graded (TGCSA) and located inside the Dinokeng Game Reserve in Hammanskraal, Gauteng, is for the true nature lover where you can enjoy the tranquility of nature, where the stars are brighter at night, where lion roars, jackal bark, bush babies cry, owls screeches and the insects sing and much more are often heard at night.
We have 12 Tented Bush Camps ranging from 2 - 8 sleepers. We also have 6 Bush Campsites at the main camp and 6 Off Grid Campsites for self sufficient campers in a un-fenced part of the park.

For those who like a more relaxed stay, where you can get closer to the sounds of nature, we have the Fever Tree Tent which accommodates 2 adults and 2 young children.

Then for those of you that like a breakaway with your friends and/or family, we have the Wag-'n-Bietjie tented camp for you, it can accommodate 8 people.

If you do not want to share or have a big group, book the whole camp.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, enjoy a 'braai' under the stars with the sounds of the wild surrounding you, or take a game drive to view the BIG 5. Enjoy our beautiful sunrises and sunsets that colour the skies above with a pallet of brilliant colours.

Please take note:
Minimum 2 nights stay.
Long Weekend stay minimum 3 or 4 nights, depending on the long weekend.

**** Conservation Fees, Permits, Game Drives are not included in quotes given, only accommodation. ****
During your stay you would be required to pay conservation fees to Dinokeng Game Reserve.
Fees can be paid at various pay points. Please keep your entrance ticket to enable payment. Self Drive Permits are linked to your entrance ticket, ensure you keep it safe.
If you would like to drive in Dinokeng Game Reserves you would be required to take out a Self Drive / Game Drive Permit.
Game drives a can be added. No children under 3 allowed on game drive vehicle.

We look forward to receiving you and your guests.

Safari: Game Drives. Bush Walks can be organised. Night Drives. Sundowners. Bush Breakfast.

Spa: Mangwa Valley (about 8 km)

Golf: Roodeplaat (about 47km away).

Wedding Venues: Garden wedding. Reception in Lapa or Garden. 36 people.

Conference Venues: Bush Conferencing. 16 single room/tent/tent-room accommodation. OR 28 sharing room/tent/tent-room accommodation.

Family friendly: Swimming pool & play area for children.

Romantic: Elephant Root Luxury Tent perfect for romance.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Bathroom
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

Breakage Deposit: R1000

Conservation Fee: Day visitors to the Game Reserve are required to pay the once off conservation fee of R80 per adult and R50 per child (2-12) at the time of buying a permit.

Self-drive Permits available at the Reserve R150 for 2 Day Permits & R250 for 7 Day Permits.

Game Drives available at...
Breakage Deposit: R1000

Conservation Fee: Day visitors to the Game Reserve are required to pay the once off conservation fee of R80 per adult and R50 per child (2-12) at the time of buying a permit.

Self-drive Permits available at the Reserve R150 for 2 Day Permits & R250 for 7 Day Permits.

Game Drives available at R250 per guests staying at Thorn Tree Bush Camp.
Please take note that children under 3 years not allowed on the Game Drive vehicle.

Please take note prices are subject to change.
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Availability and pricing

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  • (G4) Black Thorn: 4 Man Tent Camp (G4) Black Thorn: 4 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Consists out of 2 dome tents, connected with a kitchen area. Stretchers & mattresses and sleeps 2 people per tent.... see more Features:  Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    from $107 Room rate
    • Adults
      • (LT2) Elephant Root: Luxury Couple Tent (LT2) Elephant Root: Luxury Couple Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Elephant Root tent is located more private away from the other tents. Has Queen bed. En-suite bathroom (bath, show... see more Features:  Queen beds, Bath only, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, Bath only, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
        from $107 Room rate
        • Adults
          • (TF4) Fever Tree: Couple+2 Young Children (TF4) Fever Tree: Couple+2 Young Children Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Tent overlooking the bush. Double bed & bunk stretcher (children only) + camp mattress. This tent is for a couple with... see more Features:  Double beds, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            from $107 Room rate
            • Adults
              • (TLC2) Monkey Thorn: Couple Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering If you prefer a little more comfort, the Monkey Thorn Cottage for you; it will make a romantic break away for two.... see more Features:  Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                from $107 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • (FL5) Umbrella Thorn: Luxury Family Tent (FL5) Umbrella Thorn: Luxury Family Tent Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Self-catering. Overlooking the garden. King bed (2 single) & 1 bunk bed, stretcher for a 5th person. Ideal for a... see more Features:  King beds, Fireplace, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Bar Fridge
                    from $138 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • (G6) Scented Pod: 6 Man Tent Camp (G6) Scented Pod: 6 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering 6 man Tent camp consists out of 3 tents and a gazebo kitchen tent. Stretchers & mattresses and sleep... see more Features:  Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from $161 Room rate
                        • Adults
                          • (G8) Buffalo Thorn: 8 Man Tent Camp (G8) Buffalo Thorn: 8 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering 2 Dome tents & Double tent with 2 separate rooms (2 per 'room').Private braai/fire pit, fully equipped kitchen tent,... see more Features:  Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from $214 Room rate
                            • Adults
                              • (TC2-R1) Weeping Boerbean: Couple Tent (TC2-R1) Weeping Boerbean: Couple Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 1 double bed. Ideal for a couple. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, linen & bath towels provide... see more Features:  Double beds
                                from $65 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • (R3) Thorn Pear: 2 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 2 single beds. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, linen & bath towels provided. Bush Bathrooms.... see more Features:  Single beds
                                    from $65 Room rate
                                    • Adults
                                      • (R5) Blue Guarri: 2 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 2 single beds. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, linen & bath towels provided. Bush Bathrooms.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
                                        from $65 Room rate
                                        • Adults
                                          • (R2) Knob Thorn: 2 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 2 single beds. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, linen & bath towels provided. Bush Bathrooms.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms see more Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
                                            from $65 Room rate
                                            • Adults
                                              • (TC2) Sickle Bush: Young Couple Tent (TC2) Sickle Bush: Young Couple Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Double bed sleeping space. Ideal for a couple. Rooftop tent mounted on a deck overlooking the trees and bush . Acce... see more Features:  Double beds
                                                from $65 Room rate
                                                • Adults
                                                  • (R4) Bushveld False Thorn: 2 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 2 single beds. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, linen & bath towels provided. Bush Bathrooms.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms see more Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
                                                    from $65 Room rate
                                                    • Adults

                                                      Reviews for Thorn Tree Bush Camp - Accommodation

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                                                      Wayne Els
                                                      02 November 2020

                                                      Compliments to the chef and manager, they went beyond their duty to ensure our stay was a good one. Dinner on Friday night was beyond delicious. Will recommend any-day.

                                                      Elena Reljic
                                                      06 September 2020

                                                      We loved everything. The service was absolutely incredible. Facilities were amazing. All round incredible bush experience. Happy and friendly vibe.

                                                      Kayleigh Mathias
                                                      27 December 2019

                                                      Elzabe really went out of het way to make us comfortable, even upgraded us to a larger tent to accomodate our largr family - free of charge.Rodney gave up part of his Christmas to tow us out of mud we got stuck in and did so with a smile. Staff are exceptional!Its a pitty we didnt see any of the big 5 as the kids were really looking forward to it but maybe next time. Thank you to all of the staff of making our stay so pleasant.

                                                      Louis Nel
                                                      22 July 2019

                                                      The camp is neatthe tents is luxurythe people is friendlyand your privacy is respected

                                                      Hanco Deale
                                                      23 April 2019

                                                      We had a lovely stay

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                                                      Thorn Tree Bush Camp - Accommodation is 1.5km from the centre of Dinokeng Game Reserve , the nearest airport 53.8km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
                                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling