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Kwa Mbili Game Lodge

Kwa Mbili Game Lodge

Informal, intimate, and ultimately African are apt descriptions of Kwa Mbili Game Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Kwa Mbili is an unpretentious destination promising high-quality game viewing, and, as part of South Africa’s greater Kruger National Park, the owner-managed lodge provides easy access to the African bush and its most famous inhabitants, the “big five.” Tracking and observing these magnificent lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants are sure to provide an unforgettable experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

The most affordable camp at Thornybush Game Reserve, Kwa Mbili Game Lodge offers two types of accommodation: thatched chalets or safari tents. Each one includes electricity, single or double beds, en-suite bathroom, mosquito netting, and private patio. A “lanterned” safari tent is ideal for a romantic stay, and the chalets offer air-conditioning.

The main lodge offers a hide, perfect for game-viewing from safety and comfort. A veranda, bar, and swimming and more offer spots to relax and absorb the authentic African experience. Take home a handcrafted reminder of your travels from the on-site curio shop which is filled with genuine and unique African artifacts.

A typical stay at Kwa Mbili Game Lodge involves arriving at the lodge and preparing for your first game drive. As you leave for the bush in the afternoon, enjoy your first glimpses of the African bush, game-rich reserve, and broad plains. Sundowners at a beautiful viewing spot offer a tranquil rest before continuing on a thrilling night game drive. Travelling back to the lodge, enjoy an amazing dinner around the campfire under the African starscape.

A restful night’s sleep is followed by hot tea, coffee, and rusks. A walking safari is next on the agenda, and Kwa Mbili’s experienced guides and trackers teach guests how to read tracks, show how termite colonies work, and share details about the rich plant life. After the morning safari, enjoy a full English breakfast, lunch, and leisurely afternoon around the camp. Many guests enjoy visiting Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Kadishi Tufa Waterfall, Three Rondavels rock formation, and Nyani cultural village.

The diversity of wildlife in this part of the world is stunning, and in addition to the “big five,” a number of other large animals also make the area home, including giraffe, cheetah, hippo, wildebeest, impala, and spotted hyena. Smaller species such as mongoose, baboon, duiker, kudu, and hundreds of birds make this area one of the most spectacular game-viewing regions of the world.

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