I wanted Sylvia, my wife of 49yrs, to experience Africa in the wild on her birthday. Our stay was far better than I envisaged and will be a lasting memory. Following a lengthy car ride from the airport over rain damaged roads and tracks we were welcomed and shown to the most superb lodge. From then on we were cosseted by Marissa, Leanne and Bert (with their effecient team) and over 3 days saw the big 5 (both types of Rhino) in incomparable conditions. Bert is more than a ranger and takes a deep interest in the whereabouts of the animals which roam tremendous distances.From taking to the bush to track a Cheetah which had made an early morning kill and before leaving watching a lion give the most impressive roar which seemed to last over 5minutes and reverberated for miles across the reserve, we were given encyclopedic descriptions of everything..
The organisation necessary to ensure that we were out at 05:30 on safari, given the most varied meals and off on safari again at 5pm, followed with supper at 9:30pm was most impressive. Throughout all this activity we were treated with a warmth, friendliness and service which matched the best I have experienced in over 40 years of World Wide corporate travel. We felt like honoured house guests. Whatever the other Thornybush Lodges may seem to offer N'kaya is the one I will choose to visit again. My only tip; leave it all to Marissa and co.
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- A wonderful gem in the bush, 4 star, located in the Thornybush Reserve, well known for superb game viewing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- N'Kaya Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa