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Thornhill Safari Lodge

Portion 144 of the Farm Guernsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Thornhill Safari Lodge
Updated 20/08/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 141 Speciality lodging in Hoedspruit
Travellers' Choice
Thornhill Safari Lodge offers an affordable getaway with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities in 13 authentic thatch-roof chalets. Located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem - South Africa, a mere 40km from Kruger Park's Orpen gate.We cater for group bookings, individual guests on self drives, fly in safari's and honeymoon couples. Come and enjoy a "Kruger to Canyon" experience which is "More than just a Safari".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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sassytraveler1 wrote a review Sep 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin78 contributions52 helpful votes
I found this lodge to be filled with simple pleasures. Aesthetically nice and natural without being rustic or fake. The grounds were well cared for and invited zebras, ostriches, baboons and other critters to wander the property. My room was comfortable and backed up against the bush which I loved. The food was simple, lovely and a great mix of local and familiar fare. The staff enjoyed making connections with the guests without being over done. The location makes it easy to get into Kruger and other private reserves rich with wildlife. One of my favorite aspects was the elevated overlook. I enjoyed spending an afternoon in the treetops catching up on my journal and daydreaming to the sounds of the birds. It is also a great place to catch the sunset!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Hope Caskie wrote a review Sep 2019
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My Husband and I stayed here for three nights as part of our travelling honeymoon around South Africa. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was beautiful. Very clean with a lovely bath and outdoor shower. All the staff at the lodge are very welcoming and friendly and they are there to help at any time. The food was amazing and very tasty. We had a great drive in the Kruger and a private reserve with wonderful guides who are very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this lodge as the owners and their staff went above and beyond to make our stay one to remember forever.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sandil1963 wrote a review Aug 2019
Naracoorte, Australia42 contributions9 helpful votes
Thank you so much Vincent and your wonderful team for making your buffet dinners gluten free for me, and everyone else staying! They were delicious, as was the home made garlic bread, such a treat. The care your staff took to make sure I was safely catered for went above and beyond expectations anywhere. The lodge rooms are gorgeous and the sunset lookout deck in the treetops was perfect.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Julia wrote a review Aug 2019
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I've never experienced such wonderful accommodation as did during my stay at Thornhill. The room was immaculate and the staff are so thoughtful - they are demonstrably passionate about their work and care so much that each guest has the trip of a lifetime. For me it was just that - I feel I got to experience Kruger to the fullest despite only being able to spend just about 2 days there. The Thornhill staff ensured that my transport was on time, that I got plenty of time in the park, that I ate incredibly well (probably the best food I've ever had!), and that any special accommodations I needed were met. I will have wonderful memories of my stay at Thornhill for the rest of my life and am so grateful to everyone who made this experience of a lifetime possible - your hard work
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Thornhill1, Owner at Thornhill Safari Lodge
Responded 05 Aug 2019
Good Day Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We will make sure to pass this on to our team as they love to receive feedback at all times. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to invite you back soon again. Safe travels. Regards Sean
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Luciano Gomes wrote a review Jul 2019
Paris, France8 contributions
Our stay in Thornhill was absolutely lovely. We were greeted with a lot of love from the start by the manager, Vincent who is very helpful and will try his best to make your stay as good as possible. The whole staff is really good, the barman Connor is a very fun to talk guy and makes really good cocktails, he was also very helpful! The Chefs are really amazing as well the food was amazing with a lot of variety and a very unique combination of spices and flavours and served by a bonfire in a rustic setting that made the experience even more magical. The guides, Lambs (hope I wrote it right 🙏) and Goodman are very knowledgeable, friendly and funny, both have many years of experience in the industry and will definitely make all the activities you do with them even better.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Thornhill1, Owner at Thornhill Safari Lodge
Responded 05 Aug 2019
Dear Lucianoh Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and always shared with our wonderful team. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all elements of your stay and would love to have you back here again soon one day. Kind Regards Sean Ryan
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US$93 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
thornhill safari hotel hoedspruit
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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