Walk on the wild side! One of the oldest, largest, and most diverse parks in Africa, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.
Various private game reserves bordering or close to Kruger National Park offer excellent wildlife sightings and are ideal for those seeking exclusive, luxurious and diverse safari experiences as in addition to daily game drives, you can enjoy night game drives and exciting bush walks to discover the small wonders of nature. Our favorite among these private reserves include Kapama, Thornybush, Klaserie, Ngala and Timbavati which shares a long, unfenced border with Kruger and is home to the Big Five as well as a wide array of other game including cheetah and occasional wild dogs.
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Places: Kruger Central (3 days) → Garden Route (3) → Cape Town (4)
Tour Highlights: Game drives, Game Walks, Rugged Landscape, Stunning Landscapes, Tsitsikamma National Park, Long Sandy Beaches, Table...
Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, 30km from Hoedspruit Airport, and set on the banks of a tranquil lake encompassed with breath-taking views of the African bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation.