KwaMbili Game lodge - Thornybush - Greater Kruger Area - South Africa
It was very lekker! Great adventure, food and service! All our expectations have been exceeded. Good Luck to all of you. Best - Jim & Julie • This is Paradise, We dont want to leave, everything is perfect! The atmosphere, people, food and animals. Thank you for everything!. - Naite & Werner • We enjoyed the evening and morning safari with Edde, Richard and Eric and especially the close!! encounter with three rhinos will last a lifetime.  - Guest Names • Best marks for everything and everybody, although it spoilt our usual backpackers budget! But it was definitely the best decision we made in our holiday! - Ulrike & Sepp • Kudos for everything,  especially tracking two leopards!  Thanks also to the cooks for such great food! - Frank & Carol •
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Lions - passing on the genes
With the fences between Thornybush and Timbavati down, lions are crossing the old fence-line and we are getting questions about the phenomenon of infanticide ... ...

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    Your day on Safari

    The day begins early with coffee or tea at around sunrise.  Then it’s time to depart on our open game drive vehicle.  The next three hours will be spent tracking and locating game.  During this time there will be a stop made for coffee and tea at an appropriate spot.  On returning to the lodge, there is time to freshen up before a sumptuous breakfast is served. 

    After breakfast you have the opportunity to join the short bush walk or simply relax at the swimming pool or at the hide – or even have a sleep. Most guests take their showers during this often hot time of the day. Lunch is served at about 14h00. Thereafter it’s time to get ready for the afternoon game drive.  This departs about two hours before sunset and lasts about three hours.  A stop around sunset is the perfect opportunity for a drink and snacks – the famous ‘sundowner’, a great safari tradition. 

    And then the last part of the game drive sees the tracker using a spotlight to locate nocturnal wildlife. After returning to the lodge you will be escorted to your accommodation to freshen up for dinner. Dinner is generally served outside under the stars.  

    After dinner relax around the campfire, listening to the sounds of the bush, or join us in the bar. But not for too long… before heading off to bed, to be up in time for an early morning start.