Thorn Tree Bush Camp - inside Dinokeng Game Reserve  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.2 / 5
Based on 23 verified guest reviews

About the Host

Member since: 15 Dec. 2016

Enter your stay dates to view prices

Check-In Check-Out

Sickle Bush - Young Couple Tent Camp  From R1000 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom. 20 m2

Self-catering tree top tent mounted on a deck overlooking the ... trees and bush. Access to ablution facilities, own private braai/fire pit, private fully equipped kitchen, linen & bath towels provided, own parking spot. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

1 Double

From R1000 /night

 

 

Weeping Boerbean - Couples Tent Camp  From R1000 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom. 18 m2

This self-catering 2 man Tent camp. It has 1 ... double bed. Private braai/fire pit, fully equipped kitchen tent, linen & bath towels provided. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

1 Double

From R1000 /night

 

 

Knob Thorn & Thorn Pear - 2 Man Tent Camps  From R1000 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom. 18 m2

Accommodates 2 people per tent. Fully furnished and equipped ... with kitchen, linen & bath towels provided & parking. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

2 Single

From R1000 /night

 

 

Fever Tree - Couple & 1 Young child Tent Camp  From R1640 /night

 

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 35 m2

This is a small Family tent. Fully furnished and ... equipped with double bed and a bunk-bed stretcher for children, en-suite bathroom and private braai area. This tent accommodates 2 adults & 1 young child (max 3 people). T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

1 Double, 1 Single

From R1640 /night

 

 

Black Thorn - 4 Man Tent Camp  From R1640 /night

 

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. 36 m2

This self-catering 4 Man Tent Camp consists out of 2 ... tents connected with a kitchen area. It has 4 single beds and sleeps 2 people per tent. Private braai/fire pit, fully equipped kitchen tent, linen & bath towels provided. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

2 Single

Tent 2

2 Single

From R1640 /night

 

 

Elephant Root - Luxury Tent Camp  From R1640 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 30 m2

Large Luxury Safari Tent with en suite bathroom. Fully ... furnished and equipped with queen bed, private braai area. Own kitchen, linen & bath towels provided & parking. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

1 Queen

From R1640 /night

 

 

Monkey Thorn - Couples Cottage  From R1640 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 40 m2

If you prefer a little more comfort, the Monkey Thorn ... Cottage for you; it will make a romantic break away for two. It has a Queen size bed, an air conditioner and fan, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchenette (with small 2 plate stove and oven combo, microwave, bar fridge, etc.) and the necessary to cook and braai. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R1640 /night

 

 

Umbrella Thorn - Luxury Family Tent Camp  From R2110 /night

 

Sleeps 5 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 30 m2

Fully furnished and equipped with queen bed, private braai area. ... King bed (2 single), 1 bunk beds & Stretcher with mattress. Own open air bathroom & access to ablution facilities, own private braai/fire pit, private fully equipped kitchen tent, linen & bath towels provided, own parking. Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children (all ages). T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

1 King, 3 Single

From R2110 /night

 

 

Scented Pod - 8 Man Tent Camp  From R3220 /night

 

Sleeps 8 people, 4 Bedrooms. 54 m2

This self-catering camp overlooking the bush has stretchers & mattresses, ... 4 tents (2 per room). We also offer a private braai/fire pit, equipped kitchen tent, linen, bath towels, and access to ablution facilities. T&C and minimum stays apply.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Tent 1

2 Single

Tent 2

2 Single

Tent 3

2 Single

Tent 4

2 Single

From R3220 /night

 

 
Kitchenette
Garden
Bath towels
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Conference Facility
Fireplace
Bar fridge
Child friendly
Deck
No smoking

Thorn Tree Bush Camp is located inside the borders of Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) in Gauteng, City of Tswhane, Hammanskraal.

It is for the true nature lover where you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature, where the stars are brighter, where lion roars, jackal bark, bush babies cry, owl’s screeches and the insects and frogs sing and much more are often heard at night.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, enjoy a braai or open fire under the stars with the sounds of the wild surrounding you.
Go on a game drive to search for the Big 5 (spotting all of them are not guaranteed).
Enjoy our beautiful sunrises and sunsets that colour the skies above with a palette of brilliant colours.

TAKE NOTE this a Big 5 Game Reserve where no loud noise and or music is permitted! Ts & Cs apply.

For those who like a more relaxed stay, where you can get closer to the sounds of nature, we have the 12 different tent camps & 6 bush camp camping sites available.

Accommodation:
Fever Tree Tent (Koorsboom) accommodates 2 adults (a couple) and 1 child (age 2 - 12).
Scented Pod Tented Camp for you, it can accommodate max 8 people.
Umbrella Thorn Family Tent (Haak-en-Steek) with en-suite bathroom which accommodates max of 5 people.
Black Thorn 4 man tent camp which sleeps 4 people.
Elephant Root Luxury tent with en-suite bathroom which sleeps 2 people (a couple).
Monkey Thorn Cottage with en-suite bathroom which sleeps 2 (a couple)
Sickle Bush & Weeping Boerbean which sleeps 2 people (a couple).
Thorn Pear and Knob Thorn which sleeps 2 people each.

Campsites with private ablution, waterpoint, braai & electricity:
3 L (up to 6 people max) and 3 XL (up to 8 people max) bush campsites.

Sit back and relax around your private fire pit, watch the stars, listen to the sounds of nature and enjoy being in the bush. Make use of the large pool, to cool off in those hot summer days.
The large boma is ideal for when you are a big group camping together that want to sit around a bonfire surrounded by the sounds of nature; it can also be used for a braai or making your own potjies on bigger scale.

Thorn Tree Bush Camp has 2 drinking waterholes that invite a variety of animals, including some of the Big 5 visits from time to time.
When it is quiet (no noise and loud music), you can almost be guaranteed visitors from the Animal Kingdom.

Go to sleep and wake up, to the sounds of the bush with a multitude of birds and insects surrounding you.
Regrettably (or is it fortunately), no television, to really escape and enjoy nature and one another company.

For those of you that do not want to cook can find great food at 9 restaurants at the surrounding lodges.

Please note:
A key and breakage deposit is required.
Conservation fee: Day visitors to the Game Reserve are required to pay the once off conservation fee.
Self-drive permits required to drive in the park.
Minimum stay 2 nights over weekends & 3 to 4 nights over long weekends.
Please take note of our minimum stays:
Normal weekends minimum stay of 2 nights required.
Minimum stay of 3 or 4 night over the following weekends with a public holiday connected to it.

Map

Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Camp, Game Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy No Refund
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
For more info Contact Host

Reviews

Sheila Reddy
22 April 2022

Chose a weekend that rained nonstop. The tents eventually started condensing water inside. Water kept dripping through the covering onto the campsite and into the kitchen area.
We were to be there Friday to Tuesday.
We left on Sunday afternoon, cold, wet and disappointed. Maybe we'll try another time!!!
The camp looked very nice and would have been greatly enjoyed if not for the rain, I'm sure.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Adrian Anema
01 March 2022

Very friendly staff and willing to help. Spotless campsites and ablutions,
well positioned within Denokeng.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Ben Hawley
16 November 2020

Great set up, really peaceful site, perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Close to other places to go out to as well. Even saw a Cheetah just 200m away.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leilani Correia
09 November 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed the privacy that Elephant Root tent gave us. The tent was spacious, clean, comfortable and offered everything we needed. Thorn Tree is just lovely - a very friendly and peaceful place to spend a weekend away from the city. The bush sounds were incredible and we loved every moment!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leon Pistorius
23 August 2018

Host are very friendly and willing to accommodate you as much as possible.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
jabulanigama
10 July 2018

It was an excellent service from the lady at reception, to the tour guide un till we left. It was our first time camping, so our expectations were completely different from what we got. The elephant tent made us to feel at home.

mogaumphahlele8
25 June 2018

I took my fiance for his birthday weekend, We had the most adventurous, exciting and relaxing time of our lives!! Great Very clean, quite and a good place to be to unwind! Great friendly staff, an awesome restaurant just across the street. I am definitely taking my family there this festive!!

rebeccawepener
18 June 2018

Our stay at Thorn tree was better that what we expected, we were so surprised and so excited, all our expectations were exceeded.Thank you so much Elzabè & Rodney. we had amazing game drives and an amazing guide, Rodney. we will definitely go back and advise our friends and families to visit thorn tree bush camp

PJ Prinsloo
05 May 2017

Very nice setting. All fine. Clean and neat facilities

Janine Kemp
30 April 2017

We had an absolutely amazing Easter weekend. Our kids first Camping experience and truly 5 star I must add. The camping site is in immaculate condition and Rodney's sister who was managing the site for the weekend was amazing. We will most certainly be going back. It's a hidden gem and not even an hours drive from Johannesburg, perfect for a weekend breakaway from the city.

Start your review of Thorn Tree Bush Camp - inside Dinokeng Game Reserve

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options

SSL Visa MC EFT

Extra Features

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 15 Dec. 2016

Response time: 7 hours

Response rate: 94.4%

Per night
from R1000
Check-In Check-Out
Excellent Rating: 4.2 / 5
Based on 23 verified guest reviews

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options


Extra Features

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 15 Dec. 2016

Dinokeng Game Reserve Reviews

Bianca van Loggerenberg
05 May 2022

The sights and the safety.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Beverley Coetzee
02 May 2022

The view and experience was fantastic. so much to see!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Robbie Matticks
25 April 2022

We did get to see a lot of game on our drive. Make sure you go in a 4x4 or you will not be able to get to all the best area's.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Chairman
03 April 2022

First time coming to Reserve 🤔🤔 but I lost my counting on many times I Will come again and again and again... It's a great escape to our township life.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ashley
16 March 2022

Its quite confusing as to where you can drive amongst all the lodges. We did not see many animals at all and its very expensive. Its a lovely reserve but one trip there is enough for me.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Linda Bradfield
14 February 2022

Well maintained but very few animal sightings.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Nicolene Stevens
13 February 2022

Had a nice self drive and saw 3 Rhinos at 3 different spots. Next time we will book with a game drive. All booking staff are very friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
11 October 2021

Amazing bush experience not far from Pretoria!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dk Malao
20 September 2021

Very nice.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Malepe Malepe
08 September 2021

Hiking.

Superb. 5 out of 5