Private game reserve accommodation in Tomburke, Koedoesrand district, Limpopo, South Africa.

Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is situated on the Farm Engelsea only 20km from the Martinsdrift/Groblersbrug border post and is the ideal stop over on route to Botswana or Zimbabwe or Maphungubwe.

This 4 star luxury lodge is part of a private game reserve and is designed to accommodate overnighters or an exclusive self catering group of up to 20 people but fully catered stays can be arranged.

Our new colonial styled accommodation embraces nature at every turn and offers all the privacy and superior comfort you would need for uninterrupted relaxation.

Every luxury lodge chalet has an en-suite bathroom, outside rock shower, fridge, kitchenette or coffee bar, air conditioner and deck. The overnight chalets has well equipped kitchens, patio with dinning set and build in braai overlooking the water hole as well as en suite bathrooms with double vanities, baths and showers.

The two main buildings feature each a fireplace, satellite TV lounge and dinning room that leads on to the big hearty stoep, overlooking the waterhole and makes for great entertainment. The stoep from the main lodge also leads to the swimming pool and the boma, forming the perfect place to bring family and friends together around a crackling fire.

Buffalo Thorn's philosophy of simplistic luxury and getting back to nature is not only enhanced by the accommodation but also mark the professionalism and service of our well trained staff. Apart from the daily service, our lodge manager will attend to all your needs at night fall- from lighting the fire and setting the table to assisting you in the kitchen.

Here in the heart of the African Bushveld you will be refreshed and uplifted by an inspiring sense of open and unspoilt space, big skies, compelling views and an unmistakable closeness to nature.

The in- house buffalo breeding program can be viewed from the viewing deck opposite the lodge whiles enjoying a sundowner or your early morning coffee.

Game drives and guided bushwalks are some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay. Our tracker and ranger is a real delight with an unparalleled knowledge of animal behavior and a passion for sharing that with people. Other activities in our surrounding area are a 9 hole golf course, a crocodile farm and teagarden - all within 35km traveling distance. Trophy rifle hunting and especially bow hunting safaris can be arranged during the hunting season.

The essence of a visit to Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is the change to slow down and absorb the natural beauty of a landscape uncluttered by noise and pollution.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • 4 Star Satour rating
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • SABS Tourism - 4 Crystals
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • big game onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • game drives onsite
  • hunting onsite
  • kitchen communal
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • washing machine onsite