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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. Sunset over the African bush defies description - the majestic vistas fill you with a sense of peace as you witness the splendour of nature.

The classic bush landscape both absorbs and comforts you as if you’ve happened upon an old friend, A well known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the countries finest bush experiences.

Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Krug er National Park, the Thornybush N ature Reserve is a true escape from the madness of city life. This haven, which is just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality.

Thornybush has evolved over the years into a visitors paradise, "our collection of Lodg es offers something for everyone. Bush lovers can saturate themselves, not only in the big five, but also in the remarkable fauna and flora," while less than enthusiastic bush g oers can recoup their sanity relaxing in the luxurious surrounds.

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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

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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.

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