Guests per Safari Vehicle
The family welcoming Waterbuck Lodge is beautifully located next to a water estuary in the Southern region of the wildlife-rich Thornybush Game Reserve.
Waterbuck Lodge is set within the unspoilt bushveld of South Africa and with the nearby waterhole, this four-star safari lodge offers an extraordinary wildlife diversity. The high abundance of game, the 'Big Five' as well as birds, make for an excellent safari destination from where to best explore the untamed animals for the Bush.
The public lounge at Waterbuck Lodge, dining and bar areas are flanked by the individually located Chalets which are accessed on pathways. To ensure privacy and security, the four cottages which can accommodate a maximum of eight guests, are located a few yards away from each other. Featuring convenient amenities and facilities, the air-conditioned luxury suites provide magnificent views from both the spacious bedroom and the en-suite bathrooms.
The central entertainment, bar and dining area are welcoming and offer an ideal place for relaxation and socialising. The outdoor swimming pool offers an excellent refreshment during the hot summer afternoons. Guests may enjoy the unique sounds of the African bush on the deck while drinking a refreshing beverage or reading a book. The main lounge of the lodge offers an additional place from where to observe the abundant wildlife quenching their thirst at the nearby waterhole.
The thrilling safari drives and walking safaris through the pristine Thornybush Game Reserve are an absolute must for all visitors coming to this area of South Africa. Home to the 'Big Five' which include lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos as well as buffaloes, many other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, antelope and birds can be encountered here.
This safari lodge accommodates children of all ages and provides children with friendly facilities and accommodation. Enjoy an unforgettable family safari through the bushveld together with your kids and teach them the exciting facts about the local ecosystem. Children at the Waterside Lodge have a special kids program prepared for them before their arrival. On arrival, children are provided with a complimentary pack for fun entertainment. The safari drives, as well as the activities, can be tailored to match the kid's interests and attention span.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, this is the Thornybush Game Reserve. The reserve is home to an abundance of species - 147 mammals including the ‘Big Five’, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near-perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
The classic bush landscape both absorbs and comforts you as if you’ve happened upon an old friend. A well-known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Thornybush Nature Reserve is a true escape from the madness of city life. This haven, which is just over 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality. Thornybush Game Reserve has evolved over the years into a visitor’s paradise. Bush lovers can saturate themselves, not only in the big five, but also in the remarkable fauna and flora.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
6 hours from Johannesburg
45 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport
Guests are requested to the call the lodge 10 minutes prior to arrival before parking their vehicle at the Waterbuck Gate. A ranger from Waterbuck will be waiting at the gate to take you to the lodge.
Waterbuck Game Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa
All ages welcome