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Accommodation in Thornybush Game Reserve

N'Kaya Lodge - Thornybush

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, which is Thornybush Game Reserve. With an abundance of bird and mammal species including the 'Big 5', it is also home to five exclusive lodges. N’Kaya pan, the camps own waterhole within sight of the lounge and bar, attracts many species of game, as well as prolific bird life.

Accommodation ranges from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the finest order. All lodges have sparkling swimming pools and offer exciting dawn and dusk safaris from open landrovers with fully qualified rangers and trackers, and bush walks for the more adventurous. An African safari can be a life-changing experience. N'Kaya has 4 suites and caters for up to 8 guests.

Brunch at n'Kaya is served on the North-facing verandah flooded with early-morning sunshine. It gets the day off to a glorious start, and you may find yourself lingering over a second or third cup of coffee while watching game drinking at the nearby waterhole.

Room Description

Four thatched suites are built around the edge of a clearing at a considerable distance from one another to ensure guests have total privacy. Shaded by tall trees, they look out over the camp's superb pool and the Drakensberg mountains beyond.

Each suite consists of a double bedroom, with twin en-suite amenities, ensuring optimal space for the astute guest. Stylishly decorated in warm earthy tones and indigenous woods, Nkaya Lodge blends luxury with natural ease.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees and snacks, dawn and dusk safaris, bushveld walks.

Rates Exclude:
Airport transfers (except where chartered flights land at Thornybush Game Lodge), bar, curio, telephone, laundry expenses, TOMSA levy  per person per night and entrance fee.

Extra information

Activities:   Safaris (with spotlights) in open Landrovers
Bush-walk and bird-watching
Bush breakfast, dinners and picnics
The original team-building programme
The Thornybush Challenge (incentives)
The art of Tracking
Environmental day excursions
African Tribal Dancing

What to bring:  Anti-malarial prophylactics are essential all year round - please consult your physician.

Dress Code:  Informal.
Summer: lightweight clothing and swimming costumes, warmer clothing on safaris.
Winter: light clothing in general, very warm insulated jacket for safaris.

Children:  Only children over the age of 12 are allowed and there is no rate concession for them.

Air Charter:  Thornybush Game Reserve has two landing strips on the reserve, the bigger of the two is a 1,2km tarred runway and is able to accommodate up to a 16-seater aircraft. Road and Air transfer rates available on request.

Conference:  A fully equipped conference room, ideal for small breakaway conferences or think-tanks is also available.