Thornhill Safari Lodge

Portion 144 of the Farm Geurnsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa | Lodge
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Learning Lessons

A travel blog entry by blueplanet8

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My heart stopped, my stomach sank. Noooooo. No no no no no no NO! I wanted to try and enjoy those last few seconds of denial but I couldn't, I knew what I'd done. We all know the feeling, when we lose something, or forget something...

The day had started early, we had our nature walk around the grounds of the lodge to see some of the …

Surprises

A travel blog entry by blueplanet8

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The tour I booked was 4 days which included both transfers; 1 day in the Kruger Park and then 1 day (today) as a ´rest day´. You could spend this however you liked, there were many optional extras available or you could just lie by the pool and enjoy the sunshine. I decided to go to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in the morning (there were …

Elephants get drunk and knock over trees

A travel blog entry by blueplanet8

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A bit better than "I couldn't get my key in the lock so I slept in the porch" I think. But I'll come to that later.

I was woken in what felt like the middle of the night, I was told at dinner the previous evening we'd have a wake up call at 5am so that we could leave at 5:30am. Clearly these people didn't know me. I set my alarm for 4:45 …

Big 5 Game Drive

A travel blog entry by blueplanet8

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I had to be ready by 6:30 to be picked up for the Kruger Safari Tour, I just hoped I wasn't alone again. As I got into the van there were three others; Esen, Selin and Utku. All from Turkey on holiday together.

It was a seven hour drive with two stops. Our driver, Moses, had advised us how many stops there would be so I limited my drinks …

5 Days of Safari Game Drives!

A travel blog entry by d_murphy81

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Day 1 started with being picked up from the Town Lodge Airport Hotel in Johannesburg at 6:30am. I jumped into the Intrepid Minivan for a 7 hour trip through South African landscapes and across the Drakensburg Mountain Range into the Kruger National Park & Private Game Reserve area.

As soon as I arrived at the Thornhill Lodge I was …

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This lodge, located on Portion 144 of the Farm Geurnsey 81 KU, Hoedspruit, is near Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThornhill Safari Lodge Hoedspruit

    Reviewed by d_murphy81

    5 Day Safari with Intrepid!

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , South Africa Flag of South Africa

    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!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Thornhill Safari Lodge Hoedspruit

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding