Thornybush Game Reserve
Thornybush Game Reserve lies just five hours’ drive from Johannesburg, near South Africa’s northeastern border in the beautiful Limpopo Province. Boasting over 12 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, this stunning protected area is characterised by open savannah, woodlands, and shrublands. The park is home to an array of African wildlife, including all of the mighty ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo) as well as giraffe, mongoose, zebra, the rare and endangered Pangolin, and many more. Thornybush is also inhabited by 507 bird species, and specialised bird-focused walks and drives are on offer. Visitors can look forward to guided day or night safaris, luxurious spa treatments, and delicious local cuisine in a breathtaking setting. This destination is also known for its excellent photographic opportunities.