Thornybush – Saseka Tented Camp

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    Saseka Tented Camp

    Saseka Tented Camp at Thornybush Game Reserve features eight luxurious, fully-equipped tents with private pools and uninterrupted views of the riverbed from secluded viewing decks. Leadwood villa offers opulent accommodation for groups or a big family getaway. Saseka Tented Camp’s main area has an expansive tiered deck looking over the riverbed, perfect for morning coffee, sunset cocktails, and romantic evenings under the starry sky. This 5-star African safari getaway at Saseka Tented Camp offers a haven of luxurious relaxation, spectacular dining, warm hospitality, and world-class service with unobtrusive attention to detail.

    Thornybush is a private game reserve sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. Known for 14 000 hectares of open savannah woodland with patches of thicket, its superior Big 5 habitat boasts some of the best game viewing in South Africa. Here a full Big 5 sighting within the first 2 days of your safari is very likely. With limited reserve lodges and guests, you can be assured of uncrowded safari sightings and great photographic opportunities. Thornybush also house other 4-star and 5-star safari Lodges on the reserve.

    Passionate guides and trackers at Saseka Tented Camp strive to connect the dots on each game drive, explaining the ecosystem and how the smallest of insects correlate to the largest mammals. This makes for an intriguing understanding of the wild and makes every sighting even more spectacular. Get up-close to nature during a guided bushwalk and for different sightings take a night-time safari in search of rare nocturnal animals and big cats.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Spa
    • Swimming pool
    • Bush Breakfast
    • Boma


    • 5-star luxurious tents
    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Private decks with plunge pools

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)
    • Thornybush private airstrip

    Children policy

    2 children under 16 years can be accommodated at Leadwood More Details Villa only and will be allowed on game drives at the management and the ranger's discretion. Children under 16 years are not permitted on bush walks.

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    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks, in-room minibar and selected alcoholic beverages, (private vehicle for Leadwood Villa only)


    Premium branded drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers

    T's & C's

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable (15 Dec – 15 Jan only)
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 December 2024
    • Pay Stay & Honeymoon offer is valid 15 Jan – 30 Jun (excl. Easter)

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Tented Suites

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Eight opulent tented suites boast elevated views of the riverbed, with glass doors opening up onto a private deck with plunge pool, sun loungers, and chairs. A private outdoor shower with bush views Read moremakes for magical bushveld bathing. Luxury and attention to detail abound as even the fabric of the interior canvas has been designed exclusively for Saseka with prints of the region’s indigenous flora. Air-conditioned units feature full bathrooms with bathtub and shower, coffee facilities, and a minibar. Less

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    Price R 22,000 per person, per night

    Leadwood Villa

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    The Leadwood Villa boasts 230m² of exclusive use lodging. Private meals are prepared by a dedicated chef, and villa use also includes private game drives Read more with an expert guide and tracker. Villa guests enjoy their own lounge, dining area, private deck, fire pit, manicured garden, and spacious pool. Each suite is air-conditioned with a full bathroom, as well as alfresco shower, a minibar, and coffee facilities. Less

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    Price R 28,000 per person, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a 40-minute road transfer.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to the reserve airstrip.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes
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