About Thorndale Safari

Thorndale Safari has been hosting exceptional hunting experiences for the international market for over two decades. Established in 2001 by owner Jens Heimberg, it now encompasses over 5000 hectares (13 000 acres) and access to an additional 100 000 hectares of pristine hunting terrain. Located in a malaria-free zone of Southern Africa, Thorndale Safari is in the heart of the Eastern Cape, 100 km north of Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha).

The Thorndale Safari game lodge has earned a prestigious five-star rating from the South African Tourism Grading Council. Nestled on a hilltop with a breathtaking view of tranquil bushveld, our game lodge offers the perfect setting to take in an African sunset.

We are proud members of Safari Club International, Professional Hunters Association of South Africa, Wildlife Ranchers South Africa and Texas Trophy Hunter Association.

At Thorndale, we are committed to preserving and promoting wildlife resources and hunting heritage for future generations. As hunters, we understand the importance of protecting the right and freedom to hunt. By choosing Thorndale Safari, you are supporting the future of hunting and wildlife conservation worldwide. Together, we can celebrate and safeguard the hunting heritage.

Hunting Accommodation

Experience award-winning hospitality

As soon as you touch down in Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), you will be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you on the 100km journey to our five-star lodge. Once you reach the lodge, you will have the opportunity to make yourself at home, meet the rest of the staff, unpack, and unwind.

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Our Team

Together, our experienced team will ensure our clients receive exceptional service throughout their entire stay and enjoy hunting in the African bushveld.

Reece posing with dog

Reece Rademeyer

Professional Hunter and Outdoors Enthusiast

Reece Rademeyer

Professional Hunter and Outdoors Enthusiast

With a passion for the outdoors that started at a young age, Reece Rademeyer has made a name for himself as a skilled hunter and wildlife enthusiast. After studying Game Ranch Management, Reece has honed his skills and expertise in predator control, with a focus on jackal hunting.

As a Professional Hunter for Thorndale since 2018, Reece's customer-centric approach has helped him establish a reputation for providing exceptional service. In addition to his hunting skills, Reece is an experienced competitive shooter with a deep knowledge of rifles and ballistics.

Whether you're looking for a knowledgeable guide for your next hunting trip or seeking insights into the world of hunting and wildlife management, Reece is a perfect choice. Learn more about his passion for the outdoors and his commitment to excellence during your Thorndale Safari Adventure.

Matthew Guyan posing with a dog

Matthew Guyan

Professional Hunter and Outdoors Enthusiast

Matthew Guyan

Professional Hunter and Outdoors Enthusiast

Matthew Guyan's love for hunting and the outdoors began at a young age when he shot his first animal at Thorndale at the age of 13. Since then, he has been hooked on the thrill of the hunt and the beauty of nature. After studying Game Ranch Management, Matthew has developed a deep understanding of wildlife management and conservation.

As a Professional Hunter with over a decade of experience, Matthew has been serving clients at Thorndale since 2012. He has a passion for the sea, enjoying both deep sea and rock and surf fishing, and is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the outdoors. As the only hunter in his family, Matthew brings a unique perspective and passion to his work.

If you're looking for a knowledgeable guide for your next hunting or fishing trip, or if you're interested in learning more about wildlife management Matthews's love for the outdoors provides a truly memorable experience for all.