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Thorn Tree Bush Camp

41 Laksman Drive Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal 0407 South Africa
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Thorn Tree Bush Camp located inside Dinokeng Game Reserve, its for the true nature lover. Enjoy the tranquility of nature, where the stars are brighter, the lion roars, jackal bark, bush babies cry and the insects sing. Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Enjoy our beautiful sunrises and sunsets that color the skies above with brilliant colors. Self catertering.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Pool with view
Billiards
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
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41 Laksman Drive Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal 0407 South Africa
Thorn Tree Bush Camp
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Ruan Brashaw wrote a review Sept 2023
Midrand, South Africa74 contributions10 helpful votes
Lovely campsite, The campsite is lovely, Ablutions were great and clean, each site has power and a braai facility. Staff from checkin and moving around was great and vert helpful. would highly recommend for a quick getaway.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 06 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the recommendation. Regards Thorn Tree Bush Camp
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Mel Watson wrote a review Jan 2023
Sun Valley, South Africa67 contributions7 helpful votes
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A nice little campsite with well thought out amenities. The camp sites aren't very shady so definitely worth taking extra shade. Campsites are well run and maintained. Staff are exceptionally friendly. We could hear the lion right next to put camp on both nights, the self drive in the park is quite fruitful with sittings. A worthwhile visit.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Extremely hot and dry in summer Lots of Thorns (obviously) so extra ground sheets if camping...
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Responded 06 Sept 2023
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nflacker wrote a review Jun 2022
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Our tent was spacious and very comfortable. The staff were attentive and friendly. Not sure about the hot water review, but we did not experience any issue with having enough hot water. The food was excellent and they even made us Ugali one day as a special request. We loved sitting out in the morning and afternoon to watch the parade of Zebra, Elephants, Giraffe, and other wildlife. We even had a Hyena wander through the camp one morning and a Serval Cat one evening. Beautiful sunsets!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thonk you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Elzabé
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Willem B wrote a review Nov 2020
Boksburg, South Africa272 contributions94 helpful votes
I always go to places and write reviews with an open mind. On this occasion i can say that this place is not worth the money you spend. Paying R2k for two nights and not having warm water to shower and no water pressure on both days is no fun. The area around the pool looks nothing like on the photos, not inviting at all. I can go on and on but feel free to go and judge for yourself.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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JacquesBB wrote a review Aug 2020
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My wife and I decided to come to Thorn Tree for a quick and early wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed and wish we could have stayed longer. From when we made the booking, till we checked out, Elzabé went out of her way to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. We received messages from her with all the information we could possible need, and more to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Even a list of what to pack in a first aid kit and predicted weather. And having marshmellow braai sticks available at reception is the little touches that took it from great to excellent. The tent we stayed in was extremely comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Breakfast in the morning was more of a traditional Afrikaans style food and was so tasty that you would consider licking the plates clean. Using a “donkie” heater for the shower is something I have not done in a while, but it adds to the rustic charm charm of the camp. Camp staff does fire it up twice a day and they will show you how to do it if you want hot water at other times. We will definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thank you for the beautifule review. Always nice to year possitive things. Regards Elzabé
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Brett G wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
For people who love the Bush this is one of the best places to Camp. Everything you need is there. Peace, Quiet, Sunrise, Sunset, Camp fire, the bush. What more could anyone want. During the Hot Summer days the pool is like an oasis in the middle of the bush. I can not wait to go back. The Owners and staff and Game Rangers are excellent. Thank you to everyone at the Lodge for making our 9 day stay an absolute pleasure. Hope to see you all soon. Best Regards Brett and Arlene.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Camp - is the only way to go. Glamp all the Luxury tents are perfect.
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Responded 01 Jan 2020
Thank you Brett and Arlene for your stay and wonderful review, we will share with our staff and wildlife. Glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We wish you and your family, the best for 2020 and look forward to your next bush visit.
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Japie Bornman wrote a review Nov 2019
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Difficult to find words to describe what an AMAZING bush camp this is. The staff was so friendly and helpful, especially assisting me late at night after a scorpion stung me. The tents were spotless clean, the grounds are well maintained and the ablution facilities are neat and very clean. We really enjoyed the bush shower and the "donkey" geyser added to the rustic bush experience. The tents are so well equipped, you really only need to take food and clothing, everything else you will need is already catered for. The shop is well stocked with all the basic needs you will require and ample fire wood and charcoal available. Loved that the accommodation tents that are set up in such way that you have your own privacy. I cant wait to return!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: You only need to bring clothes and food, all the rest is catered for!
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Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thank you Japie, glad you had a comfortable stay. See you again. Regards Elzabé
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Sean F wrote a review Oct 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa22 contributions3 helpful votes
I stumbled across Thorn tree bush camp, totally by accident, but what a find. We stayed in the elephant root tent, stunning clean extremely well equipped, with bathroom and shower that has a view like no other. Just take your food and drink and your set for an awesome visit. Lions roaming around outside at night and frequent sightings of giraffe etc feeding next to the fence. The camp is incredibly well run by very friendly knowledgable and helpful staff,take note of the Watts app group, they create for all visitors with location pin drops and local information, gate codes etc, it’s extremely helpful. Take their advice and go on the bush walk, brilliant experience 3 hrs in the bush with skilled guides. Dinokeng game reserve, is a find alone, just down the road from home and full of game and interesting trails. I wouldn’t like to drive it a normal vehicle, though some of the normal self drive trails are pretty rough, a high clearance vehicle would be the best. Can’t wait for my next visit......
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Oct 2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. See you again soon.
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rolandedutoit wrote a review Aug 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
We had the best time. Staff are friendly and wild life plenty full. Bathrooms are clean and they have everything you need from towels to the kitchen sink. (not kidding). Thorn tree bush camp will see us again!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You only need to take clothes, food and drink. They have EVERYTHING else.
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Responded 26 Sept 2019
Thank you, hope to see you soon.
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Jabulani Gama wrote a review Jul 2018
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
It was an excellent service from the lady at reception, to the tour guide un till we left. It was our first time camping, so our expectations were completely different from what we got. The elephant tent made us to feel at home.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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R 879 - R 1,223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaGautengHammanskraal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thorn Tree Bush Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Thorn Tree Bush Camp?
Nearby attractions include Dinokeng Activities (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thorn Tree Bush Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and paid wifi.
Is parking available at Thorn Tree Bush Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thorn Tree Bush Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingfisher Restaurant, Arlington Brewery & Cidery, and The Slide Dinokeng.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thorn Tree Bush Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.