Thornybush Game Reserve

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Saseka Tented Camp is located on the banks of the seasonal Monwana Riverbed in the north-eastern portion of the Big 5 game rich Thornybush Nature Reserve, adjacent to the greater Kruger National Park.

Saseka Tented Camp combines natural, sustainable architecture with cutting-edge design, where privacy and comfort are assured.

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wake-up call, coffee, tea and rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, you will depart in an open Land Cruiser with experienced professional field guides assisted by a skilful tracker, who will ensure that you have a safari experience that is rich, rewarding and unforgettable. Each vehicle seats 6 people only.

After a sumptuous breakfast is served either back at the camp, the riverbed or in the bush, guests are offered the chance to go on a bush walk with an armed ranger and tracker. Tailoring the walk to suit your interests and fitness levels, this will allow you to see some of the smaller creatures, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region, and to follow tracks in more detail.

The camp comprises of 9 luxurious tented rooms, each sleeping 2 people. Solid stacking glass spans the length of each tent, guaranteeing spectacular views of the bush, be it from the bedroom or bathroom. The large private wooden-deck features an outdoor shower, as well as a splash pool and large comfortable deck chairs to bask in the African sun.

The camps main area is a combination of wood and stone cladding, blending naturally into the surrounding environment, and has both an upper and lower-deck area, perfect for a spectacular dining experience or just relaxing. The tranquil water feature is surrounded by large dual fire places, and there is also an intimate curio shop.

For families or small groups, there is also the breath-taking Leadwood Villa. Separate from the rest of the lodge, the villa accommodates 4 adults and 2 children in 2 separate rooms, with a central entertainment area featuring a lounge and dining area for private meals. The large outdoor deck has a splash pool with pool loungers, for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The Villa also comes with its own private vehicle and ranger for game drives.

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Rates Include

All meals; tea/coffee; selected snacks; mini bar in room; soft drinks, house wines, local beers and spirits; morning/afternoon game drives; bush walks; the Thornybush Conservation fee; and the Tourism bed levy are included.

Children Policy

Children aged 16 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.

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Directions For Drivers

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road. After about 14 km, turn right at the Thornybush signboard onto Guernsey Road. Continue for approximately 11 km and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate. Follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Saseka Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach Saseka Tented Camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue through Klaserie, and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate Airport/Thornybush Reserve/Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road). Go past the airport, continue along this road and follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions as above.

General Information For Guests

All of the tents are en-suite with separate baths and showers, along with outdoor showers . They also have air conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, mini bar, in-room safe, a hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, a plunge pool, private viewing deck and sitting area. Wake up calls can be arranged.

The main area consists of the boma, large viewing deck, open lounge areas and a curio shop.

The camp has complimentary Wi-Fi.

Activities that are available at Saseka Tented Camp include morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks.  Each vehicle seats 6 people only. The Leadwood Villa comes with its own private vehicle.

Hot ait balloon safaris can also be arranged (additional cost).

The award-winning spa treatments by Africology are designed to help you feel even more relaxed and pampered. Every treatment is customised to the individual with therapies aiming to bring balance to your well-being and instil a gentle glow to your days. Whether it’s a massage or skin treatment, treatments can be arranged in your room to fully allow you to indulge without disturbing your safari holiday flow.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted.

Guests are also invited to visit the community project encompassing local initiatives to provide services to the local communities (additional cost).


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