Departure Date: 10/09/2020
The Thornybush Game Reserve was the first of its kind when it opened its doors in 1961. It has a brilliant reputation for world-class game-viewing. Now, with a note of sophistication in its design and layout, the thatched main area overlooks a waterhole and riverbed. This is frequented often by elephants, buffalo and other large game. The classic lower deck flows between the open dining area and a beautiful bar.
The Sunbirds are attracted to the many aloes that grow along the main deck. Experience the warmth of the staff as they take care of all your requirements. Guests can enjoy a delicious Ottolenghi-style buffets prepared by Solly, the legendary master bush chef! Bush dinners are a firm favourite, where you will get to enjoy a hearty meal, surrounded by lanterns, candles and the sound of the African wilderness.
On your Early morning game drive, you can enjoy a pink dawn, where the birds are stirring. This will be your opportunity to see the wildlife start their day. You will need to be up before the sun and in the vehicle after a quick snack to have the best opportunity to see some great sightings. This is when the temperatures are cooler, and the animals are most active. After a couple hours of game viewing around the reserve you’ll stop at a special spot for a coffee break before heading back for a delicious late breakfast.
Following a lazy afternoon, spend time relaxing by the pool or on your deck. In the afternoon, you will meet for an afternoon tea before climbing into a game vehicle for a three-hour drive that leads into the early evening. Your sundowner stop will be at one of the iconic sights – where you can watch the sunset over the African savanna. As night sets in, new animals start stirring and add another level of excitement to the end of the drive.
5 Star Accommodation with all meals and hot beverages, an early morning and late afternoon game drive and local sundowner drinks included.
2 Nights self-drive from R8,000 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid for travel until further notice. Excl. peak season 16 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021. Offers are per person sharing. Self-drive packages excludes flights and car hire. Excludes Conservation Fee of R495 per person and TOMSA Levy of R14 per person per night. Children under the age of 6 stay free however they are not permitted on game drives unless the family / group reservation consists of 4+ full paying guests. This offer excludes drinks and items of a personal nature. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.