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Renamed the Thornybush Collection in 2007, our group has since grown in stature from five to ten lodges. Of these prestigious properties, all but one is located within the pristine 14-000ha Thornybush Nature Reserve.

Our staff are dedicated, loyal and experienced, with a minimum of six years’ service for senior management positions and an average service length of four years at lodge management level.

The group places a high priority on guest satisfaction and service excellence, and we invite our guests to rate their experiences when departing from our lodges. Currently, our guest satisfaction averages 9.4 out of 10 on the 16 points measured.

We are honoured to have been nominated in the following categories of the World Travel Awards:

  • 2013 South Africa's Leading Game Reserve Brand
  • 2013 South Africa's Leading Safari Lodge
  • 2012 South Africa's Leading Game Reserve Brand
  • 2012 South Africa's Leading Nature Experience
  • 2012 South Africa's Leading Safari Lodge

Recently, our renewed focus on community upliftment projects has also brought a very favourable response from international visitors in particular.

The Group continues to leverage its bed capacity within the Reserve, and currently offers 224 beds in luxurious establishments within Thornybush itself and a further 8 at Simbambili in Sabi Sand.

Testimonials

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Location

The Thornybush Collection is in the heart of the wilderness!

Africa is the heartbeat of our planet, haled as the orig in of mankind, its contrast of breathtaking beauty and brutal survival fascinates us, we are drawn to the bush almost in response to a primordial call...

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A bit of History

Find out more about the history of a great place!

Thorny bush was fenced in 1955 and the Lodge was first built and operated in 1961. Proclaimed in April 1993. The size is 13816ha. 48 Mammal species, 112 Tree species, 230 Bird species and 54 reptile species...

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The Spa

Massage, quiet relaxation, mud baths...

Amani African Spas is an authentically South African Spa brand, which ha s a distinctive 360º approach to health and wellness. This is indeed what places Amani Spas apart from other service providers in...

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The Team

All these nice people are here to make have a nice stay...

Renamed the Thornybush Collection in 2007, our group has since grown in stature from five to ten lodges. Of these prestigious properties, all but one is located within the pristine 14-000ha Thornybush Nature Reserve.

LEARN MORE