Thorn Tree Bush Camp Self Catering in Pretoria
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  • Property TypeCamping
  • Guests71
  • Rooms/Units16
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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Thorn Tree Bush Camp is a highly recommended property for self catering in De Wagensdrift for tourists visiting the Northern Gauteng region.

About Thorn Tree Bush Camp

Thorn Tree Bush Camp offers guests camp site accommodation in an ideal destination for those who love nature. We can be found inside the borders of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve and are close to Pretoria, Bela Bela, Tswhane and about 100km away from OR Tambo International Airport.

During your stay you can immerse yourself in the wilderness around you and enjoy the bright stars, the sounds of the animals and the stunning sunsets and sunrises. Our watering holes lure many animals into the camp for a drink and here you will be able to spot a variety of animals and birds.

Self Catering Accommodation

We offer you a variety of accommodation and camping options, for hassle free camping, whether a short or long stay. Options range from two-man to eight-man tent camps, or pick one of our bush campsites (with its own private bathroom) if you'd rather prefer your own equipment.

Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

Each camp's name is derived from an indigenous plant/tree/animal and set up to enhance your bushveld experience – drift off to sleep in a canvas tent listening to the bushveld's amazing night life: these may include frogs, insects, lions, hyena, and Africa’s famous animals.

Tent camps have fire-pits and/or braaiers with equipped kitchenettes, bedding and bath towels are included. Please bring swimming towels with, as that is not provided, to enjoy our cold-water swimming pool.

The Area

We have a small 'mall’ with a liquor store, bakery, basic grocery store and fuel station about 5km from us. Mystic Monkeys and Feathers is a must visit as is the Carousel Casino for those who like to gamble.

During your stay you can enjoy picnicking, dining at great restaurants, boat cruises, game drives, bush walks, microlight flights and much more.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (communal)
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Transfers

  • Airport transfers

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Camp Sites

The Standard Camp Sites are ideal for up to 6 people. Each with its own private ablution (shower, flush toilet, and wash basin), electricity, braai, and water in proximity. Each stand is separated by natural bush, shrubs, and trees providing some privacy between the bush camps.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Large Camp Sites

The Large Camp Sites are ideal for up to 8 people, or for those with larger caravans/trailers. Each with its own private ablution (shower, flush toilet, and wash basin), electricity, braai, and water in proximity. Each stand is separated by natural bush, shrubs, and trees providing some privacy between the bush camps.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Elephant Root

If you prefer more luxury in your tent and want a romantic weekend getaway, we have the Elephant Root Luxury Tent (Olifantswortel Luukse Tent) just for you. It accommodates a couple and will be your glamping breakaway for two. This tent has a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a single electric plate, microwave, kettle and a bar fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai. More privately situated with view over the bush and a small splash pool.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Monkey Thorn Cottage

The Monkey Thorn is well suited for seniors, couples, and honeymooners looking for more traditional accommodation. The cottage has an air conditioner, a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with a gas stove and oven, microwave, and fridge) and the necessary means to cook and braai.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Umbrella Thorn

The Umbrella Thorn is a large safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of up to 5. It’s fully equipped with a king size bed (that can be made up as 2 singles), a bunk bed and luxury stretcher. A private boma and gazebo kitchen for dining is set up for families to reconnect and enjoy the excitement of a luxury camping experience.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Sickle Bush tent camp is perfect for a young couple with its ‘double bed’ located on the platform of a converted rooftop tent – please note you need to climb a ladder to go to bed. Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Weeping Boerbean

This tent camp is perfect for a couple with its double bed, it is situated next to the fence overlooking the bush. Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

The Fever Tree is a family safari tent with an open air en-suite bathroom ideal for a family of three, and can sleep a couple and one child. The tent is furnished with a double bed and a single bed.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

These tent camps are perfect for either a couple or a duo of friends, and is furnished with two single beds which can be moved to form a king-sized bed. Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

These tent camps are perfect for either a couple or a duo of friends, and is furnished with two single beds which can be moved to form a king-sized bed. Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Black Thorn is naturally tucked away in a corner, located next to the fence. The layout of this tented bush camp makes it ideal for a group of 4 family members or friends. It consists of 2 dome tents each equipped with 2 deluxe stretchers. The fully equipped interlinking kitchenette has a view of the bush and serves as a great dining area.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Scented Pod sleep up to 8 people. This camp consists out of 4 tents sleeping 2 each on luxury stretchers, a kitchen tent, and boma; located next to the fence, overlooking a small water hole. Each tent camp has its own charm, a kitchenette, and own braai, not to mention a cosy firepit for those crackling fire side camping stories.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fireplace  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

15 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We really enjoyed our stay along with the chats with our host. Great service and assistance, from asking for more wood to getting the donkey going for the hot splash pool and watching it while we were out. From cheeky birds and field mice as well as a Hare that popped by to say "hi". We really loved every minute of it. There are no words to explain the relaxation you feel when you sit in the bath and just stare out to the bush. Hearing the lion, hyena and jackal every evening while in the hot tub.

August 2022

Shay P. (Pretoria)

Verified reviewexcellent

Coming from Australia really wanting to have a bush experience, Thorn Tree was the best place to do it. Didn't have to think of anything except for food and clothes! We had the best time and it was really peaceful. thank you for the great hospitality and service!

December 2018

Natasha (Australia)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 100km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

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Listed on SA-Venues.com since January 2017

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