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Thornybush Chapungu Tented Bush Camp

Chapungu is the Shona name for the Bateleur Eagle, the majestic bird that quarters the skies above this tented camp nestled deep in the bushveld of Thornybush.

Enjoy the elegance and style of a bygone 5era combined with all the trappings and convenience of modernity. Tranquil and intimate, the 8 en-suite air conditioned tents are washed with afternoon sunlight and colour, and offer outstanding bushveld views from their private decks, each with an outdoor bath. Situated a few minutes drive from Thornybush Game Lodge, where extensive Spa Treatments are available to all Chapungu Tented Bush Camp guests.

Boma dinners are an occasion and an opportunity to savour the finest fare. A superb selection of wine is available in the lodge’s wine cellar. Settle around a log fire to recount the days’ game experiences before retiring to the lounge for a night-cap, or the comfort of your tent.

Enjoy a timeless African experience, where the eagles soar.

Thornybush Game Lodge

Elegant and exclusive, Thornybush Game Lodge offers the complete package for individual guests, family holidays, corporate getaways, small groups or wedding extravaganzas. Exhilarating dawn and dusk safaris, an exclusive onsite spa, gourmet cuisine, the world’s finest wines and sublimely luxurious accommodation await the discerning traveler at Thornybush Game Lodge. A fully-equipped conference centre for sixty delegates completes the picture.

Up to forty people can be accommodated in air-conditioned luxury at Thornybush Lodge, in eighteen luxury suites and two generously proportioned family suites.

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge. Calming, muted tones and dark wood are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the savannah, indoor and outdoor showers.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal, while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

The family suites feature a private plunge pool on the deck. Another extra in these units is the lounge which has a sleeper couch to accommodate two children. These large villas cater for a maximum of two adults and two children younger than twelve, or three adults. Apart from being more spacious, the family suites are furnished and decorated in the same opulent style as the single suites.

A number of activities are arranged for children at Thornybush Game Lodge, sign your kids up for the ‘Ranger in Training’ program when booking your accommodation, and they will enjoy fun educational activities throughout your stay.

Thornybush Serondella Lodge

You hear them first, a deep vibrating rumble, the sound of breaking branches as they feed, and suddenly they are all around you. The great grey dusty shadows of the mothers, protective siblings, rubber legged new-borns. Perhaps a solitary bull with magnificent tusks. And once you have seen them, nothing can be the same. Experience wild Africa where the giants walk.

Serondella means “The Place of the Elephant”, and no stay at this stunning lodge, situated on a tributary of the seasonal Monwana River in the mid-section of the Thornybush Nature Reserve is complete without a special encounter with these gentle giants as they move between the two waterholds and the watercourse.

Serondella Lodge offers outstanding game viewing in the company of your highly qualified tracker and ranger along with superb comfort and hospitality of a luxury lodge.

ideal for family getaways or a romantic getaway, Serondella Lodge accommodates a maximum of 8 people in 3 suites and a Family Suite with 3 bedrooms all en-suite, each offering your choice of a bush or waterhold view and located for maximum privacy and seclusion. Our herd is waiting to welcome you.

Thornybush Simbambili Sabi Sand

A dream destination for big cat lovers. Lithe, agile, poised, the leopard is power and sinuous grace combined, and a sighting, however brief, is one of the most prized big cat encounters in the world.

Simbambili Game Lodge is located in the North Eastern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, home to the highest concentration of leopard in the world, and offers unparalleled opportunities for rewarding encounters with these magnificent creatures, aloing with the rest of the big give in the sweeping savanna of the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Blending seamlessly with its environment, Simbambili Game Lodge brings the romance of Africa to life with sophisticated suites, each offering spectacular seasonal riverbed views, as well as the Sabi bushveld and its incredibly diverse bird and animal life.

Guests at Simbambili Game Lodge have the added delight of an onsite spa offering the latest beauty treatments with a range of luxuriant products and the added novelty of massages with a view over the rolling plains. Simbambili offers a small, itimate exercise room featuring key equipment for light training purposes.

Thornybush Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the rolling Lowveld savannah and is adjacent to Kruger Park in South Africa. Home to the Big Five and a variety of other African wildlife species, it has a near perfect year round climate, making Thornybush a perfect destination for a family safari.

The range of Thornybush accommodation options caters for most guests, from rustic comfort to exclusive luxury. Thornybush is also an excellent venue for conferences and offers a team building program. It has a broad range of conference options and is capable of hosting groups.

Warm African evenings under the stars make Thornybush Game Reserve your home away from the world. The sheer enjoyment of unspoiled nature, the invigorating air and the spectacular open vistas will leave you relaxed and energized for your return to civilization.

Get to Thornybush either by scheduled daily flight to Eastgate Airport, or charter a private aircraft directly into one of the reserves two airfields. Flights take about an hour. If you are coming in by road you will be traveling on a private shuttle or driving yourself. Drive time is between 5 – 7 hours depending on which Thornybush entry gate you are using.

You can chill at your lodge, with your favourite cocktail, and watch the wildlife pass you by. Or you can participate in dawn and dusk safaris in an open vehicle with fully qualified rangers and trackers. Bush walks are an option for the more adventurous.

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