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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 2 family size campsites at the main camp and 6 wilderness campsites for self sufficient campers in a unfenced 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 two people.

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 eight people.

If you do not want to share or have a bigger group, book the whole camp it accommodates 38 people sharing in the Bush Tents, maximum 20 campers on the 2 family stands and maximum 24 campers in our wilderness Campsite area.

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 palet 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. Pensioners of 60+ can get 50% off, please have your ID available.

Game drives at R250 per person can be added. (Normal Price R295 per person.) (Subject to change.)
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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Self-catering, Safari
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews

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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  • Umbrella Thorn: Luxury Family Tent 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 $118 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Waterhole: 6 Man Tent Camp Waterhole: 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 $138 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Buffalo Thorn: 8 Man Tent Camp 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 $184 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Russet Bush: 2 Man Tent Camp Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 This tent has 2 single beds. Tent can be used as part of a 10 man camp or by its own. Fully furnished and equipped... see more
                from $56 Room rate
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Russet Bush#1: Couple Tent Russet Bush#1: Couple Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This tent has 1 double bed. Ideal for a couple. Tent can be used as part of a 10 man camp or by its own. Fully furnis... see more Features:  Double beds
                    from $56 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Sickle Bush: Young Couple Tent 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 $56 Room rate
                        • Adults
                          • X Not available X Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering
                            from $570 Room rate
                            • Adults
                              • X Not available X Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering
                                from $570 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • Black Thorn: 4 Man Tent Camp 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 $92 Room rate
                                    • Adults
                                      • Elephant Root: Luxury Couple Tent 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 $92 Room rate
                                        • Adults
                                          • Fever Tree: Couple+2 Young Children 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 $92 Room rate
                                            • Adults
                                              • 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 $92 Room rate
                                                • Adults

                                                  Reviews for Thorn Tree Bush Camp - Accommodation

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                                                  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

                                                  Shireen Prince
                                                  24 March 2019

                                                  Excellent hosts who went over and beyond. Noisy pets though didn’t afford sleep ins.

                                                  Phil Woods
                                                  05 January 2019

                                                  Not sure what the one reviewer was talking about when they said there were no tents? We had no problems at all, you book a tent and get a tent. Ours was comfortable, clean and well maintained. The site is great and so are the staff. Rodney and Elzabe help to make for a very enjoyable 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