Exploring all the reasons to go on safari in 2024

Welcome to 2024! This year, we encourage you to explore the multiple safari experiences at Thornybush. From wellness safaris to family safaris and everything in between - if you can dream of your ultimate safari getaway, we can create it at Thornybush. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our paradise; whether you’re travelling solo, need a “work-from-bush” change of scenery or celebrate that milestone with your loved ones, we have options to make your safari a trip to remember. 
As the summer rains have lavished the bush, leaving young offspring frocking about, the fauna and flora flourishing, and the summer temperatures soaring - we're excited to host you in our thriving wilderness, so remember to plan and book your spot on our game drive. 

Welcome to a new year at Thornybush - We're exploring all the reasons to go on a safari this year!



Flying off the shelves is your favourite SA Residents deal, which is back with an All-Inclusive Dream Safari Fly-in Package with CemAir!

Included in the All-Inclusive Package 
* 4 nights of luxury accommodation at 1 of our premium lodges
* Return CPT/JHB flights in CemAir 
* Return Eastgate airport transfers
* All meals and snacks 
* All local beverages and refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
* Morning and afternoon game drives/walks 

* Premium brand beverages, champagnes and craft gins
* Private game-drive vehicles
* Curio items, spa treatments and laundry
* Gratuities
* Conservations fees and levies

- Saseka Tented Camp: from R37 400 per person sharing
- Little Saseka: from R40 400 per person sharing
- Simbambili Game Lodge: R37 800 per person sharing
- Thornybush Game Lodge: R30 900 per person sharing 
* Rates valid for travel until 15 March 2024
* Valid for SA Residents only
* Thornybush terms and conditions apply
* CemAir terms and conditions apply 

Book from Cape Town

- Saseka Tented Camp: from R35 000 per person sharing
- Little Saseka: from R38 000 person sharing
- Simbambili Game Lodge: R35 400 per person sharing
- Thornybush Game Lodge: R28 500 per person sharing 

BOOK NOW! Email: [email protected] 
or call +27 11 253 6500 for reservations. All bookings are subject to availability.

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A Safari for all Seasons
Whether you’re planning a family trip or a solo safari - you always have a reason to: 

Go on a Big Five Safari 
Book your adventure Family Safari
Plan your dream Honeymoon Safari 
Discover yourself on a Solo Safari
Say “I do” with a Wedding Safari 
Breathe a little on a Wellness Safari

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Bush vs Beach : 5 reasons to visit the bush this year 
1. A year round holiday destination: unlike the beach, the bush is a holiday destination for all seasons.
2. Memorable sightings: Seeing the big five is a bucket list holiday, at Thornybush we know how important it is for our guests to leave with a lasting impression of our wilderness. 
3. A chance to immerse yourself in authentic African culture. With daily bushwalks, community tours and cultural boma nights - Africa’s heartbeat is at the core of everything we do. 
4. A personal holiday tailored to you: with your interests at heart, we give you the itinerary to create your own unique safari. From wellness to immersive bush walks, or villa experiences - no other guests will be able to match your safari. 
5.The sounds of the bushveld: from whooping hyenas to the morning chorus of bird song, the bush has a way of making it your favourite.

What to Pack on Your Safari - with Jemma Wild

What are the 2024 5 essential items to pack on your safari? Jemma Wild, Safari-Travel Photographer, dishes out her must-have items:

1. Safari Hat: whether it's a branded cap from the curio shop or a wide-brimmed hat, this is the essential safari item. 
2. Binoculars: zooming on wildlife with a pair of binos can open up a new perspective. From birds to animal behaviour, everything is more interesting through a lens. 
3. Linen Layers: A long-sleeved linen shirt - not only does it add a bit of style, but linen has cooling and warming properties, making it the fabric to wear for all safari seasons. 
4. Veldskoen shoes: Classics! It's no secret that African guides wear veldskoen as their shoe of choice. These shoes are the ultimate safari footwear for game drives and bush walks.
5. Kikoy: The most versatile fabric item. Use it as a scarf for cooler days, give it a splash to keep you cool on hot summer drives or wrap it around yourself by the pool.

Follow us on Instagram: @thornybush.safari and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ThornybushExperience to keep up with our latest wildlife action and guest experiences. #ASafariForAllSeasons #ThornybushExperience 

Meet our spirited Tracker, Mandla, at Thornbush Game Lodge

If you’ve had Mandla as your Tracker, we know he would have left a lasting impression. His vibrant personality and knowledge stand out, which spreads his passion and ability to engage with everyone of all ages.

3 Quick Facts about Mandla. 
1. Athletic and enjoys playing soccer; he plays for a soccer club at Thornybush called the “Ingwe’s.
2. He studied mechanical engineering at a local college and soon realised he was not interested in that career path; instead, he wanted to work as a field ranger.
3. His dream is to experience Jaguar sightings wherever they are. He would like to track and follow them in their habitat, study them and learn more about their natural behaviours.

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