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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Thornhill safari lodge. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were great and we really enjoyed watching the sunset from the deck. The bar area and communal dining was a great way to share experiences with other travellers.

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Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leanne, Martin & Charmaine give relaxed but focussed attention to their guests. Not easy when most stays are 3/4 days with different trips planned. Their "customer care" is outstanding and professional. This is a typical Intrepid Comfort style location.. While our room needed some upgrading this in no way detracted from a great experience. Dinner round the open brazier sharing...

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Olofstrom, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience at the lodge. Good food and excellent staff! Very nice to be surrounded by wild animals, definitely an experience. The only negative is that you have to pay for wi-fi, and it's limited, but still a great place!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Martin and Leanne did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible and had everyone's itinerary memorised which made the stay very relaxing. It's a great place to go if you are looking to meet new people too- everyone was very sociable as the meals are served either round the fire or across three large tables! The...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thornhill Safari Lodge. The room was spacious and comfortable, the food was simple but superb but the defining highlight was the staff. I loved the knock on the door wake-up call, rather than a phone call, the tours you organised on our behalf and wrapping my souvenirs in bubble wrap to...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I spent 3 nights in this wonderful lodge. The room was spacious with a quaint atmosphere and mosquito nets over all beds. The staff... can't speak highly enough of them!! So accommodating and friendly. Nothing like driving along the driveway when a giraffe and some zebra walk out in front of you 😄

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

we stayed here for 4 nights from 29/01/17 for our honeymoon and no amount of words or pictures will ever do our stay here any justice. the staff were absolutely amazing, we decided to get blessed here and our day was so perfect, its exceeded all expectations we had and cannot say thank you enough, the platform looking over the...

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Antwerp
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed 2 nights at Thornhill during our honeymoon in August 2016. We had a perfect stay. The room was really spacious and comfy, we had a huge bathtub so we could relax together after the game drive. During the morning bush walk with the local guide we encountered giraffes, zebras, buffalo's only a couple of meters from the lodge....

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Heerjansdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Of all the places we visit with our family (8 persons) from December 28, 2016 untill January 5, 2017 the Thornhill Lodge was our favourite! Not only due to the nice rooms, good drinks, best food but especially due to the natural and warm welcome and the nice talks, suggestions and atmosphere offered by the owner and by Patrick!

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Richmond, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I have visited Thornhill safari lodge 4 times now and was a guest over the Christmas / new year period. Thornhill is a lovely lodge nestled in the Guernsey reserve. The drive is pretty with sightings of zebra, giraffe, Impala with a glimpse of lions. It is central to many activities . Around 40 minutes from Hoedspruit airport ( a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable getaway with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets. Located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40km from Kruger Park's Orpen gate.We cater for group bookings, individual guests on self drives, fly in safari's and honeymoon couples. Come and enjoy a "Kruger to Canyon" experience which is "More than just a Safari". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornhill Safari Lodge

Address: Portion 144 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: RM779 - RM1,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thornhill Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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