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    Siviti Safari Lodge

    Previously known as Thornybush River Lodge,  Siviti Safari Lodge offers an intimate safari experience with five freestanding villa-style suites. The relaxed and unpretentious setting overlooking the Timbavati River is perfect for viewing herds of elephants, antelope, leopards, zebra, giraffe, and birdlife. Meals are prepared in an open-plan kitchen and served alfresco-style on the terrace overlooking a gorgeous infinity pool. The five suites at Siviti Safari Lodge ensure exclusive privacy and spacious interiors. The honeymoon suite is slightly larger than the others, while the Royal Suite combines two suites with a central area to accommodate a large family or four adults.

    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 Siviti Safari Lodge 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 take a night-time safari in search of rare nocturnal animals and big cats with a spotlight.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Swimming pool
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    • Spa treatments
    • Library


    • 5-star luxury
    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Private decks with pools
    • Waterhole

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)
    • Thornybush Private Airstrip

    Children policy

    Children 16 years and older welcome.


    2 x Game drives per day, all meals and all beverages excluding premium brands.


    Premium branded drinks and cellar wines, telephone calls, conservation levies and transfers.

    T's & C's

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 August 2024
    • Pay Stay offer is valid t 15 Jan – 31 Mar & 14 Apr – 15 Dec

    Accommodation Options

    Timbavati Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    These extravagant suites feature spectacular private shaded timber decks with a swimming pool and sun loungers. Private outdoor showers make for an indulgent bathing experience while open-plan indoor bathrooms are designed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Read morefor bush views while soaking in the bathtub. Spacious air-conditioned suites feature an elegant lounge area and fireplace.Less

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    Price R 15,900 per person, per night

    Timbavati Villa

    Sleeps 4 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Two en-suite suites are separated by a large living and dining area that open up onto an expansive veiwing deck overlooking the reserve. The villa offers a private swimming pool with sun lounges and outdoor furniture. The open-plan indoor bathrooms are designed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Read morefor bush views while soaking in the bathtub. Magnificently spacious air-conditioned suites feature an elegant lounge area and fireplace. Less

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    Price R 15,900 per person, per night

    Timbavati Homestead

    Sleeps 8 Adults

    The Timbavati Homestead is located on the banks of the Timbavati River. Consisting of 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms, an outside safari bath, kitchen, upstairs and downstairs lounge area and a bar. This home is equipped to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Read moreWith a fully-catered or self-catered option available, the Timbavati Homestead is ideal for families or groups traveling together. Less

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    Price R 12,000 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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