Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

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Take a safari ride through diverse wildlife of Thornybush Game Reserve, a private game reserve adjacent to the Kapama Game Reserve. Spanning some 11,500 hectares (28,417 acres) of open savannah woodland with areas of thorny scrub, the reserve hosts the iconic "big five" game--lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and Cape buffalo--among its 147 mammal species. Diverse and accessible wildlife include 114 reptile species and 507 bird species. The reserve has 12 lodges. For a different perspective, book a spot-lit night drive. Put Thornybush Game Reserve into our Kruger National Park online road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We stayed at Serondella Lodge in this private game reserve which was fantastic. This reserve allows you to view all the animals in their natural environment and so many chances to see them all several...  more »
  • We stayed at the ‘tented’ camp of Chapungu which really is in the bush. Enjoy animals like elephant, lion, impala and warthog passing through the camp. The communal area is open and comfortable. Pool ...  more »
  • Without staying there, I made several game drive in this border the kruger reserve, there is no fences with the park so much many animals whenever we can track and get very close and the landscapes are stunning!
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Where to stay in Kruger National Park

Vast Kruger National Park offers a wide array of camping sites and lodges scattered around its pristine natural environment, both inside and outside its designated borders. The location of your accommodations usually depends on (or determine) the starting point of your tour across the park. As for the level of service in the camps, it can range from small sites with only a picnic area and bathroom facilities to fully-equipped villages with parking spaces, restaurants, filling stations, and more. If you'd rather sleep indoors, look into the various luxury lodges with elegant rooms, where you can also try out African cuisine, swim in pools, and enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes of the park.
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