Thornybush Waterside Lodge




$ 498 (Pps)


  • Expansive river setting
  • Family-friendly lodge
  • In the heart of the game-rich Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Waterside Lodge is part of the 12,000-hectare Thonrybush Game Reserve, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserve with its savanna plains and riverine tributaries is home to a host of larger predators, including the Big Five, and an abundance of bird and other mammal species.

Activities include day and night game drives on open safari vehicles and guided bush walks in the company of highly skilled game rangers.


The Lodge has been designed to blend discretely into the surrounding environment and the suites are carefully concealed amongst trees and vegetation. Winding timber walkways link the chalets with the reception area, central lounge, library, and dining room. The tea deck is a relaxing venue to watch the local bird life on the dam or to enjoy cocktails on a balmy evening, while the library and lounge offer a warm welcome on cool evenings. Bush meals are served in the main dining room, in the open-air 'lapa' around a fire, or in the bush.Thornybush Waterside Lodge offers 20 attractive air-conditioned, en suite thatched chalets decorated in earthy natural tones and set in indigenous gardens.

Families at Thornybush

Waterside Lodge has some family suites with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. There is also a purpose built large children's indoor/outdoor play area to amuse the children whilst in camp. Children from 6 upwards can join the adult game drives. There is a children's programme of activities at Waterside.



Thornybush Waterside Lodge on the map



Each suite features a private wooden deck with a pristine outlook , making for some interesting viewing during your leisure time. Air-conditioning, thatched roofs and crisp white linen contribute to cool interiors against the African daytime temperatures, while cosy king-size beds provide restful comfort after a busy day.

The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, a large bathtub and his and her basins. Additional features of the suites include a minibar, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Suites 11 and 12 share an inter-leading door for the convenience of families.


Special offers

Stay 3 nights, pay for 2

As it says, you can stay 3 nights and pay for only 2...

This offer also includes other camps in the Thornybush Collection, not featured on this website. These include Simbambili Game Lodge, Jackalberry Lodge and Waterbuck Lodge. Also valid for 15 Nov to 15 Dec 2021

Excludes: Excludes 3rd to 19th April

Terms & Conditions: Maximum of 6 pax

VALID FROM 05/01/2021
VALID UNTIL 30/06/2022


Full Board & Game Activities

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Big 5, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife