Waterbuck Gate
Guernsey Road
Thornybush Game Reserve


Tel: +27 21 203 0111

Game Drives & Bush Walks

Early morning and late afternoon game drives

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wakeup call, coffee, tea & rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open vehicle with experienced guides and trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically start early morning.

Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor. The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight. Early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the best wildlife Africa has to offer.

water hole in Thornybush Nature Reserve
Sightings at Waterbuck Game Lodge

Guided bush walks

Guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed guide and tracker. Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region & to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Guided bush walks at Waterbuck Game Lodge

Our Shangaan trackers will enthral you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore. No children under 16 years of age. Walks are per lodge managements discretion.