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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We stayed at Thornybush Waterside Lodge in August 2018. The level of customer service is beyond anything we have ever experienced. We had butler service, assigned ranger and tracker for safari expeditions, personalized attention throughout our stay, and luxurious accomodations.

We are already planning to return in 2019.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Hal W
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Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi there Hal W, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Waterside Lodge! Looking forward to having you back again with us :)

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Our experience at Thornybush was excellent, all around. Nice staff, great guides and trackers, wonderful rooms, good food. It was perfect on all accounts. Our guide, Greg was the best. My first sight of both wild dogs and honey badgers. Great elephant viewing. Saw both white and black rhinos. Many lions, leopards, and a cheetah with cubs.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank 602herbertd
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Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi there 602herbertd, thank-you for leaving this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge. How wonderful that you got to see so much on your stay here with us! Hope to have you back again some day.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We were lucky enough to spend 2 nights at Thornybush Game Lodge and all I can say is WOW!!! What an amazing lodge. The staff treat you so well, you are always taken care of and nothing is too much to ask of them. The food is divine and the new rooms are so stunning! It was difficult to choose between spending time in your amazing room or the beautiful main deck over looking the river bed. Most importantly though, the game viewing was fantastic! There is no better experience than sitting in the open top safari vehicle next to a leopard, close enough to touch him, and just be a part of nature. We saw absolutely everything, from lions and leopards to dwarf mongoose. Would recommend any of the Thornybush lodges to anyone wanting to experience the African bush or have an amazing safari experience. There is nowhere better. Thank you to all the staff too who made it so special! Looking so forward to my next trip to Thornybush Game Reserve.

Room tip: All of the rooms are amazing!
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank daniclairewilson
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Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi there daniclairewilson, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Thornybush. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time here with us. Looking forward to having you back again some day soon.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were pampered, amazed, wowed and impressed. The accommodations are beautiful and the location is spectacular! The staff makes every effort for an amazing experience. The food is delicious and refined but the game drives are what you’re there for and our family had an amazing experience each time we went out! We saw the big 5 the first day and so many other amazing animals to include a male lion’s mighty roar! Our guide,Greg,was knowledgeable, passionate and impressive as was our delightful tracker, July. We are grateful for their efforts in giving us a most memorable experience. Thornybush is forever etched into our brains and we hope we can return one day.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Peter M
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Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi there Peter M, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge. I'm so glad to see that we left you with a great experience :) Looking forward to seeing you back again some day with us.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Thornybush exceeded all my expectations. We had a fairly large group so we actually used multiple vehicles. Wayne and Grant did a great job of putting us on animals. We were able to see all of the big 5 in 4 game drives, plus several special requests. We had a total of 6 drives at this lodge. They were very knowledgeable and openly shared information. They made the game drives extremely enjoyable. As for the lodge staff, they were so accommodating. Elvis did a great job facilitating meals (all of which were excellent) and Pride makes excellent cocktails.

So hard to explain the experience in words but from start to finish, I kept catching myself saying “wow”. Great job.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank travelbugged11
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Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi there Rob D, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Thornybush Lodge. Thanks for the compliments, we really love what we do and it's wonderful to see others appreciating it too. Hope to see you back again some day.

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