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The River Lodge at Thornybush
Hoedspruit, South Africa
1 review
“Amazing Big-5 Drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

A beautiful location in the bush, luxury suites, and delightful staff! Our afternoon/evening game drive was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with lions (meters away!), rhino, elephants (we were surrounded by ellies!), buffalo (around every bend), and finally, 2 leopards! Each suite (separate from the main lodge building down a winding walkway) is a self-contained paradise with its own pool, fully-equipped kitchen area, outside seating, showers both inside and out...and surrounded with lush vegetation...bliss. Our tracker Nicolas was exceptional, and went out of his way to make our stay a special one. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at The River Lodge at Thornybush, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Dear Lawrence,

Thank you for your awesome review, it is very rewarding for us when our guests have a great experience,

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Best Regards

The Team at River Lodge
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Property: The River Lodge at Thornybush
Address: Bushwillow Drive, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The River Lodge at Thornybush 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the most discerning of all bushlovers, The River Lodge at Thornybush is situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve very close to the kruger National Park.This luxurious safari lodge is the epitome of chic colonial style and elegance where your dreams are brought to reality. Our knowledgeable guides will share our abundant wildlife fauna and flora with you in an interesting, funny and sometimes dramatic fashion. ... more   less 
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