We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Waterbuck Game Lodge

    Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (196)
          Room & Suite (25)
          Dining (10)
          Thornybush Game Lodge
          337 reviews
          #1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Thornybush Waterside Lodge
          236 reviews
          #4 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
          180 reviews
          #8 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Serondella Game Lodge
          292 reviews
          #2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Overview
          • Excellent94%
          • Very good5%
          • Average0%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible0%
          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Bar/Lounge
          4.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Thornybush Game Lodge
          337 reviews
          #1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Thornybush Waterside Lodge
          236 reviews
          #4 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
          180 reviews
          #8 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Serondella Game Lodge
          292 reviews
          #2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
          Rooms
          4 Jun5 Jun
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 1 partner sites to see rooms from US$630.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Thornybush Private Game Reserve hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "0c8d1e91c3954659aff16f6f00642132", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1850827,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":6,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":6,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"0c8d1e91c3954659aff16f6f00642132","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":630,"lowestMetaPrice":630,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":630,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":630,"lowestMetaPrice":630,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":630,"hotelName":"Waterbuck Game Lodge","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjBjOGQxZTkxYzM5NTQ2NTlhZmYxNmY2ZjAwNjQyMTMyIiwiQUlLIjoiYzFhNGFlZDYzYmNiNDRiYzk5MDJjNjZlNDM2NjkwNzIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "04/06/2017", "checkOut": "05/06/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$630", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (119)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 119 reviews

          Reviewed 3 days ago

          Amazing all around experience. Accommodations were in private lodges and unreal- you could hear the bush alive at night from bed. The food was awesome. The staff were great and made it truely unforgetable. And wow the SAFARIS just unreal!!! Can't wait to go back!...More

          Thank Alewis12344
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          I have stayed in numerous bush loges and experienced many game drives. I can honestly say this was the best experience I have ever had. We went on two game drives per day, morning and dusk. The guide and tracker never failed to give us...More

          Thank Terri Voss S
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Five of us had an amazing weekend at the Waterbuck Game Reserve on Thornybush. We had a amazing 3 hour game drive on arrival with some fabulous views and good sightings of the Big 5, we stopped for drinks and snacks in the middle of...More

          Thank Hermann F
          Reviewed 6 April 2017

          My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Waterbuck Lodge in Thornybush Game reserve. This was our first safari so we weren't sure how things worked. We needn't have worried. The daily routine was explained the moment we arrived and everything ran like clockwork...More

          Thank Douglas M
          Response from Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge

          Douglas M we are so pleased that you had such a fantastic time while staying with us at Waterbuck lodge. We would love to welcome you back again when you can find the time. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Warm...More

          Reviewed 20 March 2017

          From beginning to end, a wonderful 5 star experience. Anita and Hanes were excellent hosts. Hanes is a wonderful ranger and we felt safe and secure, always! Hanes was very knowledgeable, not only about the large animals, but also the birds, lizards, spiders, ect and...More

          Thank Janine S
          Response from Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge

          Janine S, We are so grateful that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We enjoyed having you and would love to welcome you back again soon!

          Thornybush Game Lodge
          337 reviews
          #1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Thornybush Waterside Lodge
          236 reviews
          #4 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Chapungu Tented Bush Camp
          180 reviews
          #8 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          Serondella Game Lodge
          292 reviews
          #2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$450 - US$724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 4
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda and South African Hotels so you can book your Waterbuck Game Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Kruger National Park >
          • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (196)
          Room & Suite (25)
          Dining (10)
          Pool & Beach (2)
          Hotel & Grounds (159)
          Bathroom (6)
          Nearby
          Nearby Restaurants
          The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit
          375 reviews
          25.95 km away
          Austrian Coffee Estate
          6 reviews
          34.73 km away
          Abe' at The Glass House
          390 reviews
          50.81 km away
          Cala la Pasta Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
          277 reviews
          26.03 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
          760 reviews
          20.47 km away
          Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail
          27 reviews
          29.43 km away
          Bourkes' Luck Potholes
          528 reviews
          33.07 km away
          Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
          679 reviews
          6.87 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Janine S
          Hello, sorry to bother you. Did you have to inform them ahead about the gluten free? My son is gluten free and I'd like to make sure it is accommodated. Also, I read some reviews that said the food was repetitive? And I can't get an answer as to whether there is wifi or television. We are travelling with teens and hoping they will not be bored. Thank you so much. Janine Sillat
          14 January 2017|
          Answer
          Response from MaurizioNasi | Reviewed this property |
          Hi Janine, I always inform in advance about food requests, just write, they were very helpful with us. I remember that the wifi was good and I also believed that we had tv in our room (which was very big, 2 floors): I cannot... More
          1
          Vote
          Room Tips
          "Room 4 has a view of the watering hole. However the activity tends to be early morning or dusk, when you are..."
          Read review
          "There are only 4 rooms. Room 4 is closest to the watering hole."
          Read review
          "every room is a good room"
          Read review
          "All rooms are excellent."
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing