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2 Nights At The River Lodge at Thornybush, Greater Kruger, ZA
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Enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 guests in a River Lodge Suite at The River Lodge at Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. Stay includes: all meals and snacks, select local beverages, twice daily safaris in an open game drive vehicle and optional bush walks. Stay is valued at 57,280 ZAR / $4,000 USD / £3,075 GBP* (and includes 15% VAT). Please note the winner and their guest will be required to separately pay the Conservation Fees of 395 ZAR (approx. £21.28 GBP / $27.84 USD) per person per stay and the TOMSA Levy at 14 ZAR (approx. £0.75 GBP / $0.99 USD) per person per day, as well as for all additional purchases including premium beverages, airport transfers, extra activities and excursions etc.
Auction stay dates: to be booked in advance and taken before 31 May 2019, excluding stays between 15 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 and 01 to 30 April 2019, subject to availability.
Discover the beating heart of Africa with a sublime safari experience at The River Lodge at Thornybush in the south western section of the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. Wrapped in luxury amidst the untamed African bush, guests experience unsurpassed game viewing opportunities in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, which opens onto the greater Kruger National Park. Big Five experiences blend seamlessly with five star service and amenities.
The public areas at The River Lodge are elegantly furnished and comfortable, with a relaxing lounge and dining area. To complement the wonderful weather, a sparkling rim flow swimming pool overlooking a covert water hole, is on hand for a refreshing dip, an amenity often shared by thirsty groups of Elephants.
In terms of culinary delights, all dietary requirements are catered for. Guests feast on a diverse assortment at the breakfast buffet, whilst awaiting a cooked breakfast order of your choice. Slip into the afternoon with a delectable lunch served on the deck, overlooking the rim flow pool and enjoy stylishly plated romantic dinners served on a lantern lit deck beneath the stars listening to the varied sounds of the African night.
The River Lodge offers twice daily game drives which present the ideal opportunity to watch gripping tales unfold via unrivalled game viewing experiences. Traditionally most safaris leave in the early mornings and late afternoons, however our knowledgeable field guides and master trackers do not work to a clock; they are flexible, and will tailor make your safari experience to accommodate your every need. Whether it’s the Big 5; Little 5; or the countless number of bird species that call Thornybush home, the team will make every effort to satisfy your safari requirements. Sundowner and coffee stops add to the enjoyment of the drives, whilst enjoying a myriad of exciting bush tales from the field guides.
The Lodge also offers bush walks, where guests will trek through the wilderness in Big 5 country. Radiating khaki fever, competently-armed field guides lead the bush walks, pointing out interesting tracks and signs that tell an ever changing bush story. You will discover the traditional and medicinal uses of many Indigenous plants and flowers, whilst keeping a keen eye out for any member of the Big 5!
Featuring just five rooms, including the superb 2 bedroom Royal Suite, the luxurious accommodation is limited to 12 guests ensuring a truly personalised wilderness experience.
The winner and their guest will be staying in one of the three 80sqm. River Lodge Suites that radiate elegance and unrestrained luxury. Stackable doors welcome the African bushveld in, affording a magical wildlife experience from the comfort of an extra length king size bed or the indoor lounge area. With infinite views of the perennial Timbavati River; game viewing can also be enjoyed from the luxury of an exclusive decked terrace, skinny dipping in a private sparkling pool whilst sipping on a gin-tail! Guests can bask in a newfound romance at bath time! The stacking doors enclosing a foam filled Victorian bath tub can be opened, allowing your imagination to run wild, captivated by the glorious vista of an African star-lit night-sky (there is also an indoor or exterior shower). Other amenities include: indoor lounge area, outdoor deck lounge, plunge pool overlooking the riverbed, hairdryer, safe, robes, pool towels, luxury bathroom amenities, tea and coffee station, minibar, snack bar and a variety of insect repellents.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately 57,280 ZAR by The River Lodge, Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Orpen Road, Hoedspruit, South Africa 1380 – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to The River Lodge, Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Orpen Road, Hoedspruit, South Africa 1380 to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and taken before 31 May 2019, excluding stays between 15 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 and 01 to 30 April 2019. Please note the winner and their guest will be required to separately pay the Conservation Fees of 395 ZAR (approx. £21.28 GBP / $27.84 USD) per person per stay and the TOMSA Levy at 14 ZAR (approx. £0.75 GBP / $0.99 USD) per person per day, as well as for all additional purchases including premium beverages, airport transfers, extra activities and excursions etc. Any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.