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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.
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Updated 20/08/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 142 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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Janine H wrote a review Sep 2020
Gauteng, South Africa2 contributions
What an amazing experience! We had giraffe on our doorstep and witnessed an Ostrich laying an egg right in front of us. You couldn't get any closer to nature! Merle and Shaun are such great hosts, and David will ensure your whistle is wet with cocktails by the pool. The staff are so attentive and we truly felt spoilt! Thank you Merle and Shaun for making our time there so special. We highly recommend this beautiful lodge ❤
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Date of stay: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sean Ryan, Owner at Thornhill Safari Lodge
Responded 02 Oct 2020
Hi Janine Thank you for your valued feedback and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to have you and your family back again very soon. I will pass your comments on to the entire team. All of the best and take care. Regards Sean
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gmakhu869801 wrote a review Aug 2020
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The Safari is situated in a beautiful location with a deck where you can watch the sunset. The bush walks are amazing. One feels very connected with nature during the bush walks. The guide is very knowledgeable. The food was scrumptious. They have very friendly staff to ensure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sean Ryan, Owner at Thornhill Safari Lodge
Responded 02 Oct 2020
Hi Thank you for your valued feedback and are pleased to hear that you felt connected to nature at all times and that you enjoyed all our services. Please visit us again soon and please tell all your friends and family about our little peace of heaven in Africa. Regards from the team and all of the best. Sean
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Lovedonia wrote a review Aug 2020
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The rooms are cozy and I liked a morning walk. The staff where very friendly and the food was very nice. I was soo happy for the big five and the game drive. A very good place for a peace of mind. And the kids enjoyed. Thank you Thornhill
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Sean Ryan, General Manager at Thornhill Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Hi Phakula. Thank you so much for your great review. It was wonderful having you and your lovely family here as our first official guests after 4 months of being closed during lockdown. We really value your feedback and would love to have you stay with us very soon again. Keep well & send regards to the family. All of the best Sean and Merle
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elainemroe wrote a review Apr 2020
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a great 3 nights at Thornhill Safari Lodge. George are game driver was lovely and shared lots of interesting information. Vincent, David and Douglas at the lodge all made our stay very comfortable and were so welcoming and friendly. The lodge was nice and quiet with a nice swimming pool. The food was very nice and David was always on hand with a chilled beer. So grateful to George for taking the time to search for the rhino for me as this was my biggest wish - we saw two groups of three rhinos, so my dream came true. Lovely place that we are happy to recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Helen wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions
My friend and I stayed at Thornhill for 5 nights in March 2020. What an amazing place! It truly exceeded all our expectations. The room was beautiful and set in a very peaceful area. You really feel like you are in the bush. What really sets this place apart though is the staff. Everyone is so warm and friendly and happy to help, and we were made to feel so welcome we really didn't want to leave! The hospitality, food and activities were all first class and we couldn't have wished for a better stay. We had amazing sightings on our drives into Kruger NP and the nearby big 5 reserve which were all arranged through Thornhill. Thank you all so much for a fabulous stay. We look forward to coming back soon. Give Garfield a snuggle from us x
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$93 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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