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About Thornhill Safari Lodge

Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable yet immersive wildlife experience in the heart of the Greater Kruger region, just 40 kilometres from the Orpen gate. The lodge is celebrated for its premier eco-tourism location, providing easy access to diverse species and the breathtaking Drakensberg Escarpment. What sets Thornhill Safari Lodge apart is their commitment to authenticity. Upon arrival, the warm, welcoming staff ensure a homely ambience, setting the tone for an unforgettable stay. With a rich history of satisfied guests, Thornhill Safari Lodge promises an authentic African safari experience deep within the bush. Accommodation options range from cosy rooms to luxury suites, ensuring a comfortable retreat after adventurous days exploring the surrounding wilderness.

Thornhill Safari Lodge Setting

Immersed in the wild magic of the Greater Kruger region of northern South Africa, Thornhill Safari Lodge offers a gateway from which to explore nature's wonder. Situated among diverse habitats, the lodge is home to a variety of wildlife species, including the famed Big 5, 507 bird species and 33 amphibian species – all of which can be encountered on exciting game drives led by passionate guides. The lodge's surroundings are a haven for biodiversity, offering glimpses of Africa's untamed beauty.

What's included

  • All meals
  • Select beverages

Frequently asked questions

  • Are children welcome?

  • How far is Thornhill from the Kruger Park?


  • Fantastic Stay

    We had a very good 2 days/nights at Thornhill Safari Lodge. The Manager and her staff are amazing and gives us a really good feeling of the beginning of our trip through South Africa. The room is big enough, a good bed and bathroom. Breakfast, lunch and diner are very nice and the activities are organised as it should be! Please do not doubt and book your stay!

    Conservio.com review

    N. Driehuijs

  • Amazing experience!

    We had our 30th wedding aniversary celebration. This is African hospitality at its best. Every detail is seen to, the rooms are extremely comfy and beautifully set in the bush. We just loved the outdoor shower! The staff are wonderful, thx to Thandi, David and Johanna for going the extra mile. We will be talking about Johanna's food for years - a real taste experience. Thank you for making this a real memorable stay.

    Conservio.com review

    M. de Klerk

Thornhill Safari Lodge impact highlights

Thornhill Safari Lodge is committed to the preservation of the precious ecosystem and the well-being of local communities. One of its primary pillars is its dedication to empowering the local populace by providing employment opportunities, and fostering a sense of ownership, and stewardship over their natural heritage. Furthermore, the lodge adheres to sustainable practices such as the use of grey water, minimizing its environmental footprint while ensuring the vitality of the surrounding ecosystem. Through wildlife conservation efforts, the lodge actively participates in safeguarding the rich biodiversity of the bushveld, working closely with organizations like the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Additionally, Thornhill Safari Lodge takes a firm stance against the proliferation of single-use plastics, implementing initiatives to limit their usage and promote eco-friendly alternatives. Together, these initiatives not only enhance the guest experience but also contribute significantly to the long-term health and sustainability of the environment. Visitors to Thornhill Safari Lodge can embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the wonders of the bushveld while supporting meaningful conservation efforts. Whether venturing to the highest peak of the Northern Drakensberg or delving into the intricacies of local reptile species at the Khamai Snake and Reptile Park, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty and resilience of nature, leaving a positive impact on both the environment and the communities Thornhill Safari Lodge serves.

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