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
  • Community village tour
  • Hot air balloon rides
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  • Swimming
  • Bush Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Library


  • 5-star luxury
  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • World-class dining
  • Private deck with pool

Closest airport

  • Hoedspruit
  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • Thornybush Nature Reserve Airstrips
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

Children policy

Children 16 years and older welcome.


2 x Game drives per day, all meals and hot beverages.


Alcoholic drinks, soft 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
  • Rates displayed are valid until 31 August 2022

Accommodation Options

Luxury Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

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. Magnificently spacious air-conditioned suites feature an elegant lounge area and fireplace. A minibar, coffee facilities, slippers, and toiletries are all little details contributing to a superior stay. Less

Refer to T&C's above

Price CA$ 970 per person, per night

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Getting there

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