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Encounter the pristine wilderness of Kruger Park and a Big Five Private Reserve on open 4×4 Game Drives. Try out a local African dish whilst experiencing a Boma Dinner under the evening skies. Enjoy a day of leisure soaking up the African sun sipping cocktails alongside the swimming pool or partake in some of exciting optional activities on offer. Learn fascinating facts about the African bushveld on an early morning game walk with experienced nature guides before exploring the Blyde River Canyon.
We depart Johannesburg and head for the Greater Kruger National Park where our Safari adventure begins. After travelling through the Highveld farmlands we descend the dramatic Drakensberg Escarpment and into the Lowveld, home to some of the most pristine Private Game Reserves in South Africa and the world renowned Kruger National Park. We arrive at Thornhill Safari Lodge in time for a delicious lunch.
After some relaxation time, we venture out on a late afternoon/evening Big five game drive in open 4×4 Safari vehicles in one of the neighbouring Private Reserves. Sundowner drinks and snacks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes en route; enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bushveld before continuing our game drive into the night. After an exciting evening, we return to Thornhill to experience a traditional South African meal around the log fire.
Located within the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve and forming part of the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem, Thornhill offers comfortable accommodation in authentic thatched roof chalets. Vibrant fabrics and local hardwood furniture all create that rustic yet stylish bush atmosphere. Sit back and relax in our Bar/Lounge area or sip cocktails around the swimming pool and treetop viewing deck overlooking the Drakensberg Mountain Range and never ending wilderness.
BIG 5 OPEN 4X4 VEHICLE GAME DRIVE IN A PRIVATE RESERVE OPEN TO THE KRUGER PARK
Thornhill Safari Lodge is about a 45 minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. Big 5 Game Drives on this itinerary are conducted in the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves to achieve the best game viewing experience.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THORNHILL IS FULL YOU WILL BE ACCOMMODATED IN A SIMILAR LODGE WITHIN THE GREATER KRUGER PARK REGION.
An early rise as you are greeted by your guide and enjoy coffee and rusks before embarking on a day of exploration in the celebrated Kruger National park. The Park offers an unrivalled wildlife experience that ranks with the best not only in Africa, but around the world. Its rich history dates back to 1898, and its goal has always been to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Today, this national treasure offers two million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld.
Truly the flagship of the South African National Parks, Kruger remains home to an impressive number of species ranging from 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 517 birds and 146 mammals. Look forward to a safari experience that unfolds from the moment you enter the Kruger Park, and explore the best game drive routes the Park has to offer.
Our game drive takes us through varied topography with an amazing variety of wildlife, birds, plants and trees. We break at a remote picnic site to enjoy a scrumptious bush brunch before continuing our Safari discovering the unspoilt, untamed wilderness that makes Kruger Park so special. Our journey continues as we stop off at the various viewpoints and waterholes whilst game viewing and bird watching along the way.
We return to the comforts of Thornhill Safari Lodge, and enjoy yet another taste of traditional African cuisine before retiring to the peaceful sounds of the African night.
FULL DAY OPEN 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE GAME DRIVE IN KRUGER PARK
This is your leisure day, where you can soak in the African sun, relax at the lodge and sip cocktails around our inviting swimming pool or partake in any of our numerous and exciting optional activities on offer. Take a Big Five game walk, visit a local animal rehabilitation centre or simply spend the day reading under the shade of our famous Marula trees.
After a day spent relaxing in the distinct African ambience of the lodge, you can look forward to enjoying delicious African dishes prepared by our talented chefs.
· Big Five Game Walk
· Big Five Game Drives
· Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
· Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
· Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon
· Kapama Cheetah Project
· Cycling Safari
An early rise as we head off on a game walk exploring the reserve on foot. Our qualified field guides will share their passion with you as you learn some fascinating facts about the environment and all its inhabitants that surround you.
After a tasty breakfast, we greet you farewell as you depart on the next leg of your journey back to Johannesburg. Ascending the beautiful Drakensberg Escarpment we stop off to view the picturesque Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels.
Please don’t book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.
· MORNING GAME WALK IN THE GUERNSEY PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE
· VISIT TO THE THREE RONDAWELS AND BLYDE RIVER CANYON.
1 brunch, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Open 4×4 Safari Vehicle, Minibus
En suite chalets (3 nights)