ABOUT thornhill

We are a self-catering home situated within the Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve, at the foothills of the Drakensberg moutains, accommodating 6 adults & 3 children. Eat when you like, cook what you like and sleep as long as you like. It's yours to enjoy.

The Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve boasts bountiful wildlife such as ostrich, black back jackals, baboons, zebra, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, wildebeest, kudu, sable and much more!

Wake up to the sound of birds and bush life as you enjoy your coffee in Africa’s garden.

Experience that feeling of being away from it all. Yet Hoedspruit the closest town 20km away has a selection of shops, restaurants, ATM’s, banks & boutiques.

Ndlovumzi is not big 5 territory, however Hoedspruit is and its surrounded by BIG 5 game reserves, such as the Kruger National Park. The Ophan Gate and Phalaborwa Gate are approximately 1.5 hour drive from Thornhill.
Other wildlife activities in the Hoedspruit area include:

  • Hoedspruit Cheetah Breeding Project
  • Mholoholo Rehabilitation Center at Kampersrus
  • Snake Park
  • Game Viewing on Horseback
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Take a leisurely day trip and drive along the Drakensburg Escarpment, the Blyde River Canyon and the Panorama Route. You can also visit the Three Rondavels, Bourke Luck Potholes, Gods Window, The Pinnacles, Lisbon and Berlin Falls and Graskop Gorge.

Day trips in an Open Safari Vehicle to the Kruger Park and/or panoramas Route through the Blyde River Canyon can be arranged on request. Pick up and dropped off is right here at Thornhill by an experience guide.
Also on offer is a cultural village tour and local village cuisine.

on site activities
  • Bush Walks
  • Mountian Biking (Pedal power ONLY)
  • Game Viewing (Strictly NO hunting)
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Beautiful views for sundowners
  • Pool
  • Elevated Bird Hide
  • Covered Parking
  • Lapa Area
House Rules
  • Check-in 12 - 2pm
  • Check-out 11am
  • No smoking the rooms
  • No pets
  • No parties/events
Other things to note
  • Wood is on sale on site
  • Removal of wood/fauna & flora is strictly prohibited
  • The house is fully equipped
  • Bring your own food & drink