Thornybush Game Reserve

Adjacent to and incorporated into the Greater Kruger Park lies 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld, which is the Thornybush Game Reserve

Limpopo Game and Nature ReservesThe Thornybush Game Reserve

Adjacent to and incorporated into the Greater Kruger Park lies 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld, which is the 'Thornybush Game Reserve'.

With an abundance of birdlife and wildlife species including the 'Big 5', explore the African bush on foot and from the back of an open safari vehicle. Discover the animal world, from the smallest termite to the giraffe, mongoose and buffalo.

Listen to the distant roar of the lion whilst relaxing around the campfire, or simply appreciate the silence, space and brilliant night skies. Thornybush Game Reserve is approximately 5 hours drive or 1 hour flight from Johannesburg.

There are daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit Airport.

In the Thornybush Game Reserve you will find the Big Five roaming freely between the Thornybush and Kruger National Park, including Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and the Rhino.

Accommodation in Thornybush Game Reserve

Shumbalala Game Lodge


Shumbalala Game Lodge - where the African wild is spoiled only by the quiet appreciation of guests being waited upon in the true tradition of Africa in their luxurious surroundings. A safari experience in our unspoiled reserve is shared with...

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Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge


Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge is a 4-star luxury tented lodge. It is a jewel in an almost untouched area of the African bush in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve. The reserve is conveniently located close to Hoedspruit and approximately 50km...

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Nsele Safari Lodge


Founded in 2001, Nsele Lodge is a family owned and managed bush lodge nestled in the pristine bushveld of the Greater Kruger National Park, bordering the famous Thornybush Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. We offer personal service...

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Tangala Safari Camp


Tangala Safari Camp is one of the last remaining authentic experiences in South Africa. This intimate and exclusive private safari camp is situated in the 22 000 acre Thornybush Reserve, a prime ecological area abundant with wildlife. Tangala...

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Did you know?

Thornybush Game Reserve, which is just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg, has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality.

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