The River Lodge at Thornybush

Tailored Just For You

Our personal travel specialists go above and beyond to give you the best luxury experience, and every holiday we create is tailored just for you by our experts.

‘Luxury Lodge, Open Savannah Plains’

The River Lodge is in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve next to Kruger National Park, where regular views of the Big Five are an everyday occurrence in the open savannah. It is along the banks of the Timbavati River with views across the Drakenberg Mountains. There are four suites with plunge pools at the lodge, ensuring a personalised service, as well as a lounge, dining area and a swimming pool overlooking the water hole nearby.

In Our Opinion

We love the personalised and friendly service offered here and the plunge pools are welcomed after a day on Safari!’

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  • Air-conditioning
  • Room service
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area
  • Patio
  • Outside showers
  • Coffee station

Luxury Suite

Each suite has one double bed, a kitchenette and a private plunge pool.


  • 80sqm
  • One double bed
  • Private bathroom with tub
  • Private plunge pool
  • Views of Monwana River

  • Air-conditioning
  • Room service
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area
  • Patio
  • Outside showers
  • Coffee station


• Outdoor pool (all year)
• Sun terrace


• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Free parking
• Shared lounge/TV area
• Shuttle service (fees apply)
• Library
• Gift shop
• Tour desk
• Ironing service
• Laundry (fees apply)

Nearby outdoor activities

• Game drives
• Guided walks

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
All inclusive

Main Deck

Breakfast is served here every morning, lunch is at 13.00 and dinner is from 19.00-20.00 and includes a three-course gourmet dinner. High tea is also served every day at mid-afternoon.

Hoedspruit Airport is 31.1 miles away from The River Lodge at Thornybush.

Nearby Attractions
• Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre – 28-minute drive
• Kruger National Park – 38-minute drive

Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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