Thornhill Safari Lodge
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- 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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... we have at home in Melbourne.
At one point, we thought we were getting close to the lions, but they were in a large block. So we decided to off road to get to them. Unfortunately, that was to no avail. We didn't get close enough and the way became impenetrable. So we had to turn back. A bit later we had a phuza break and spotted a civet as we came back across the dry river bed.
Another big ...
... created a noise something like Rice Crispies which the guide said was termites hitting their heads on the top of the tunnels to warn of danger. The real danger is that natives use the termite mounds to make a special “mud” to cover the walls of their houses – make a note; it dries like concrete and can last 10 years.
As some things never change, we were out ...
... know that predators will smell the blood and find the remains soon enough. We all feel good about leaving the herd alone and hope the baby survives. As we are driving along, Gene yells out, “Leopard! There’s a leopard in the tree to our left!” Johan has gone flying past so he puts the vehicle in reverse and as he is doing so, the leopard is climbing down. We go crashing through the bush but the leopard is down and away. Suddenly we hear a roar ...
... and then to see if any hyenas or lions were coming. We watched them until they were almost finished and decided to go back. We got back, had dinner which was semi sundries tomato voccacia (bread) with rosted tomato soup which was delicious! We then had the choice of ostrich or pork, aunty Jo had a little taste of ostrich and she thought it was okay. However I did not have anything because I felt sick. Desert was chocolate same pudding.
We then went for an extra ...
... Gomo Private Game Reserve spending one night on route.Matthew took over the driving and later to our relief the road was quiet as suddenly he cursed at the car driving towards him on HIS side of the road - very close I might add - as at the last moment he realised he wasn't in Norway but Africa. Phew
On this road we encountered a herd of giraffes enjoying the heat of the ashpalt.