In the 'hood, Thornybush as a destination

Adjacent to and incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park lies 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld, which is the 'Thornybush Game Reserve'. With an abundance of bird and mammal 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 tall and elegant giraffe, from the ... cont.

Thornybush Game Reserve (near Hoedspruit), Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Shumbalala Game Lodge

By Car:
From Johannesburg, a scenic five hour drive through picturesque Dullstroom over the Escarpment into the Lowveld. Eastbound out of Johannesburg take the N4 to Witbank, bypass Middelburg and then turn left off the N4 to Belfast - proceed to Dullstroom and Lydenburg - R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom Tunnel - R531/R527 to and through Hoedspruit to junction. Turn right, Klaserie direction. After 6 km, turn left into Argyle Road and follow Thornybush signboards to Thornybush Game Reserve.

BY AIR:
South African Express Airways provide daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (Eastgate airport). Please contact your local agent to confirm availability and flight times. Transfers between the reserve and Eastgate airport are booked by Thornybush for which there is an extra charge.

Amenities in the area

  • Airport (25 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (40 km)
  • Business Services (40 km)
  • Car Hire (40 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (40 km)
  • Grocery Store (40 km)
  • Internet Caf (40 km)
  • Post Office (40 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (40 km)
  • Shopping Mall (40 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural experiences
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Microlight flights

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