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Hotel Description

Luxurious 5-star lodge with outdoor pool

Bushbuckridge retreat

Your stay at this lodge will put you steps from Thornybush Game Reserve and a 5-minute walk from Thornybush Game Reserve. Timbavati Game Reserve and Kapama Game Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, conference center, and airport shuttle. Guests will appreciate freebies like full breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi

The 20 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, as well as free WiFi and balconies or patios. Minibars, room service, and separate bathtubs and showers are also available.

Suite (11 & 12)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Thornybush Waterside Lodge. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Bushbuckridge lodge is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kid's activities
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thornybush Waterside Lodge offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This Bushbuckridge lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Game drive on site
  • Game viewing on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Per property policy, children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 80.00 per stay (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Thornybush Waterside Hoedspruit
  • Thornybush Waterside
  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Bushbuckridge
  • Thornybush Waterside Bushbuckridge
  • Lodge Thornybush Waterside Lodge Bushbuckridge
  • Bushbuckridge Thornybush Waterside Lodge Lodge
  • Thornybush Waterside
  • Lodge Thornybush Waterside Lodge
  • Thornybush Waterside
  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Lodge
  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Bushbuckridge
  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.