About The Thornybush Collection

Created by Africa-lovers, for lovers of Africa

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A bit of History

Thornybush 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. (This could vary by 1 or 2)

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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.

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The Spa

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 the country.

Amani’s extensive collection of spas can be found in luxury resorts, city hotels and other sought-after locations around the country.

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Children's Activities

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection prides itself on actively welcoming children of all ages at Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge, Serondella Game Lodge, Monwana Lodge and Jackalberry Lodge. The other smaller lodges will accept children provided that the family book sole use of the camp.

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The Team

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.

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