Child Policy:

  • No children under the age of 16 are permitted.

  • If guests take exclusive use of the lodge, children will be permitted. In these cases no children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drive, and no child under the age of 16 are permitted on bush walk. 

Rates 2020

Room Type

Number of Rooms

Per Person Per Night Sharing

Per Person Per night single

River Lodge Suites

Honeymoon Suite

The Royal Suite

Entire Lodge





(12 guests in total)


pppn sharing


pppn sharing


pppn sharing


R23,414.00 pppn single


pppn single


pppn single


The above rates include: 

  • Accommodation

  • All meals, teas, coffees, snacks

  • Twice daily safaris in an open game drive vehicle

  • Optional bush walks

  • All local beverages

  • 15% VAT

The above rates exclude: 

  • Premium beverages

  • Curio, telephone and laundry expenses

  • Spa treatments

  • Airport transfers

  • Tourist excursions / extras

  • Anything not specified under inclusions

  • CONSERVATION FEE - R 445.00 pp per stay

  • TOMSA LEVY - R 14.00 per person per day

  • Private vehicle - R 7500.00 per day (Subject to availability)

Deposit Policy

  • Bookings made 31 days and more in advance require a 25% non-refundable deposit within 7 days of making the reservation.

  • The balance of the reservation is to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. 

  • Bookings made within 30 days require full prepayment in order to secure the reservation.   

  • Should we receive confirmed bookings against provisional space, we do reserve the right to contact you to request releasing of rooms and we will require a response within 48 hours or the rooms will be automatically released.

  • For groups of 8 guests or more a 25% non-refundable deposit is to be paid within 14 days of making the reservation. Same terms apply for the balance of payment. 

  • Please note that a reservation is not confirmed or secured until this deposit requirement has been paid in full

Cancellation Policy

  • Upon confirmation in writing of cancellation the following fees will apply

  • Within 60-31 Days - 25% non refundable deposit

  • Within 30 days - 100% cancellation fee

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Contact Details

Reservations Tel: +27 72 976 5450



Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Orpen Road, Hoedspruit, South Africa 1380