The Thornybush Collection has just acquired the management and marketing contract for The River Lodge, located within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, effective April 1. The property is situated in the heart of the Timbavati/greater Kruger bushveld and accommodates a maximum of eight guests. It offers three luxury suites and a royal suite, which consists of two suites, a private lounge and heated pool. The suites are all free standing and completely private. They include outside showers and private decks with splash pools. Additional facilities include a spacious lounge, with a salt-water rim pool, overlooking the bushveld.

Nic Griffin, Chief Executive of The Thornybush Collection, says the group now manages 12 of the lodges within the Thornybush reserve, four of which the group owns. “We are now the largest four- and five-star lodge operation in South Africa,” says Griffin. He explains that the lodge is brand new, having only been open for a year. “It’s an absolutely magnificent lodge.” The Thornybush collection also includes Thornybush Game Lodge, Waterside (formerly Kapama Main), Shumbalala, Simbambili, Monwana, Chapungu, Serondella, n’Kaya, n’Kelenga, Waterbuck and Jackalberry.

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