KwaMbili Game Lodge provides is an affordable private lodge offering an authentic safari experience. Situated in the private Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, KwaMbili is within the Greater Kruger area. Home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of wildlife and birds, you'll have every chance of good sightings, either on game drives or on foot.

  • Home to the Big 5
  • Excellent game area; abundant wildlife and birds
  • Both game drives and bush walks offered
  • Choice of chalets or luxury safari tents
  • Small, intimate lodge - sleeps max 10 people sharing
  • Exclusive use option for groups of eight to 10
  • Boma for evening dinners under the stars
  • Swimming pool

Two of the chalets have interleading doors, ideal for families or couples travelling together. The third one is separate and more private. The chalets are air-conditioned, en-suite with mosquito nets over the beds and have a small private patio,

The large safari tents are under a thatched roof which provides extra protection, shade and a private patio.

Each has an open-air, en-suite shower and loo. There is electricity and fans are provided in summer.

The camp is unfenced and game may wander freely in the camp. After dark, you'll be accompanied to your tent.

Our Take on KwaMbili

Small and friendly, this lodge is great for close-knit groups, family get-togethers and if you prefer personal service, away from the crowds.

The traversing areas are good, sightings are great and the staff are warm, intuitive and friendly.

Although children are welcome (babysitters are available), children under 6 are not allowed on game drives, nor are children under 14 allowed on guided bush walks for safety reasons.

  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Tea & coffee throughout the day
  • Two game activities daily (game drives or guided bush walk)
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Personal expenses
  • Thornybush Game Reserve Conservation Levy
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