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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to go on a safari for quite a while, but was never sure of how I would react to being "in the wild". Was I completely surprised! There was nothing rustic or scary about the entire experience. From the moment that...More

Thank NY_Terry
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Hi there NY_Terry, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Waterside Lodge. How wonderful that, despite your fears, you came on safari with us - and how thrilling to hear that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to having you back again...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

I can not speak more highly of Thornybush Waterside. From the moment that we arrived and were greeted by Chris to the last possible second, we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at the lodge. We are a family of six that includes...More

Thank Anu S
Response from Candice W, Public Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Anu S, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We are thrilled that you and your family had such a great time with us at Waterside Lodge! Hope to see you back again in the future.

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went with our 18/21/23 year old children and we absolutely loved every moment. Great rooms, lovely beds, the staff were brilliant, the food delicious, our tracker was Frank and our guide was Juluke and we LOVED them, their knowledge was incredible...More

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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 16 February 2018

Hi there Ben W, thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review for Thornybush Waterside Lodge! I'm so glad that you AND your children loved the experience - such a wonderfully enriching thing to do as a family. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018

our ranger Cigani and his sidekick Elvis where amazing at finding the big five and explaining all the detail. of the landscape . Cigani (sorry for the spelling) was fearless in driving into the bush to give us the up close experience . Our fellow...More

Thank sandra s
Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 2 February 2018

Hi Sandra s, thank-you so much for leaving this review for Waterside Lodge. We are so happy that you had a good time. Hope to see you again soon. Take care.

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We received a warm welcome and fabulous service when we arrived and it stayed that way for our whole trip. The staff could not have been more helpful or courteous. Our room was beautifully presented and very clean. The food was to die for -...More

Thank DiverHP
Response from Candice W, Community Manager at Thornybush Waterside LodgeResponded 8 January 2018

Hi there DiverHP, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review! It's so wonderful to hear that you had a great time. Hope to see you back again some time in the future. Take care.

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US$524 - US$1,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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rmak2009
17 July 2017|
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Response from PrincessBethany |
It is possible to undertake a "bush walk". If you are under 60 this is fine, if over 60, you have to have had a recent medical and a doctors certificate to state you are well enough. the walk would start after your hot... More
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rmak2009
17 July 2017|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
No. There're was non offered to us, but we had kids which I believe is typically a barrier
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paulmaskell2017
10 January 2017|
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Response from ThornybushLimpopo | Property representative |
I'm afraid this Lodge does not include local wines.
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"Some rooms are a long walk from main area - we had #19, which is in the very last building. I wish we had..."
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"I think all rooms are similar. Closer to main resort area given remote area and possible animal population"
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"There are not that many rooms but each one is wonderful."
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"All rooms are excellent"
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