Thornhill Guest House - Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

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Hoedspruit Accommodation
Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

Thornhill Guest House

Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation

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Thornhill Guest House in Hoedspruit

We are a self catering home within Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve, at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains. Accommodates 6 Adults & 3 Children. Eat when you like, cook when you like, sleep as long as you like - its yours to enjoy.

Its the perfect base for day safaris along the Blyde River Canyon & the Kruger Park. Ask about our packages.

Or relax in your own piece of wild Africa enjoying the silence, wide open views, game & bird & sunsets around the BOMA fire in the lapa.

Thornhill is on an exclusive 22 hectare piece of land within the Nature Reserve. But with full traversing rights across the entire reserve making it ideal for game drive, walks or cycling.

We are not a (Big 5 Reserve) but boast Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Impala & various other Antelope, Bird life etc.

Thornhill consists of 3 different amenities on the same property.

1) We have the main house, consisting of 3 on-suite bedrooms connected by an outside patio plus a lounge/dinning/kitchen.

2) Lapa/BOMA/braai area/kitchen/bar.

3) Pool with Gazebo for shade/elevated bird hide/Toilet.

Excellent view of the mountain and wild African bush.

You and your family & friends will have access to the entire house. As well as access on Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve for;

Bush walks
Mountain Biking
Game viewing
Bird watching
Game drives & enjoy sundowners from an elevated picnic spot

Other things to note;
Dstv/Cable TV on request

R100-00 once off "Ndlovumzi Gate Fee" per car (Cash only). Your contribution goes towards helping the animal welfare and maintaining genetic diversity of our wildlife.

Braai/BBQ wood on sale at Thornhill (removal of firewood and other fauna and flora on the reserve is prohibited.

The house is fully equipped except please bring your own food and drinks.

Day Trips in an Open Safari Vehicle to the Kruger Park and/or the Panorama Route through the Blyde River Canyon can be arranged on request. Picked up and Dropped off is right here at Thornhill by an experienced guide.

Also on offer is a cultural village tour and local village cuisine.

The Neighbourhood;

We are in the heart of the Golden Triangle and you can enjoy Day Trips to;

1) The Kruger National Park Orpen Gate and Phalaborwa Gates are 90 minute drive away from the tar road (R527).

2) The magnificent Blyde River Canyon. This includes Bourkes Luck Potholes, Gods Window, Three Rondavels, Pilgrims Rest etc...

3) Other wildlife activities in the area are the Mohololo Rehab, Cheetah Breeding Project, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Game viewing on Horseback.

The nearest town, Hoedspruit has your ATM's, restaurants, local tourist shops, grocery & butcher shops.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Thornhill Guest House,Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 49' 0.3" E / 24° 20' 1.1" S

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Driving to Thornhill Guest House in Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, 1619, South Africa
Distance: 439 km / Duration: 4 hours 55 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3. Slight left toward Voortrekker Rd (signs for Voortrekker Road/Kempton Park/M96) 0.5 km
4. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Voortrekker Rd 0.1 km
5. Turn right at the 1st cross street toward R21 (signs for R21/R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport)
Partial toll road
0.5 km
6. Merge onto R21
Toll road
1.4 km
7. Keep left to stay on R21
Toll road
5.3 km
8. At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
9. Merge onto N4
Toll road
85.9 km
10. Take the exit toward R33 0.5 km
11. Keep left at the fork and merge onto R33 2.9 km
12. Turn right onto Steven Masango St 0.3 km
13. Continue onto R540 32.0 km
14. Continue onto Naledi Dr 2.0 km
15. Continue onto R540 52.3 km
16. Turn left onto R36 2.3 km
17. Continue straight onto Viljoen St 1.2 km
18. Turn left 0.6 km
19. Continue straight 0.2 km
20. Turn right onto R36 101 km
21. Continue straight onto R527 23.2 km
22. Turn left 8.4 km
23. Turn left 0.5 km
24. Sharp right 0.8 km
25. Slight left 0.3 km
26. Turn left 0.3 km

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OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

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