Thornybush Nature Reserve has begun removing its eastern boundary fence with the Timbavati, a process that should be complete by early May.
According to Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection’s MD, Nic Griffin, the removal will make the 14 500-hectare Thornybush also open to the Greater KNP, as Timbavati is unfenced to the Kruger National Park. “This has been part of the grand plan for this popular reserve for some time,” he explains.
Griffin adds that the alteration has been applauded by conservationists and should integrate poaching security.  The dropping of the fence will allow increased freedom of movement for animal species and offer a richer game-viewing experience to guests at 11 of the 12 lodges in the collection; one of them, Simbambili, is in the northern Sabi Sand.