Thornhill Safari Lodge
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThornhill Safari Lodge Hoedspruit
Absolutely loved it, the food was great, the people were really good to hang out with and taught me a lot about the bush. The room I stayed in was very clean and comfortable, with excellent service the whole time. We had all sort of animals wandering around the lodge during the day and night, including Giraffe, Zebra and a Spotted Ginet!
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... gate allowing it to return to the wild system and his waiting brother. Currently there is a significant drought in rainfall and has severely effected the wildlife within the reserve. Consequently, animals are dying of starvation as the grass is not receiving enough water to provide quality nutrients to the likes of the Wildebeest, Zebra and Impala that graze upon it. With dried out waterholes and dams, supplementary feeds have been given to some bomas (enclosed region) ...
... real deal on our game drives.
The hotel is very nice. The resort consists of only 6 bungalows. Each bungalow is located so you are isolated with a view out over the bush (term for African ...
... messing up what would otherwise be--when the rains come--beautiful foliage. The elephant problem here is complex and I don't know enough about it to comment other than to lament. Here's a quiz:
We drive on and spot not much. There's a rare bird, according to Josh so I click. Do you know what this bird is? I don't. Soon, the sun is ready to set and we adjourn for sundowners--a nice SA SB. We're happy. At dinner later, ...
... small male leopard wandering around in an area the trucks don't travel much, so he was a little off put by us. We passed on, and not long after, we heard some elephants, and saw them running... What would a huge heard of elephants be running from??? It turned out a couple of them were going to mate. Our guide, Scotch, said it was the first time he had seen this. Very cool to see. We were not done on this drive, we heard again over the radio that there had been a cheetah sighting, ...
... and not for hunting or zoos. The breeding process is hilarious. The females are in enclosures as they are solitary animals. Therefore, when they plan to breed they send the male cheetahs into an area on the other side of the enclosures called 'lovers lane'. When the male finds a girl he is interested in he lays down by the fence and if she is interested she will lie on her back on the other side of the fence. They then allow him cautiously in to ...