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Jembisa is for those looking for an exceptional, personal African Safari. Three small self-catering lodges offers the perfect escape for those looking for real peace in a beautiful, unspoilt wild setting, on the Palala River deep inside the Waterberg mountain wilderness.

Jembisa is only three hours north of Johannesburg. The lodges are all secluded, private and fully equipped. Game on the Reserve includes Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Kudu, Eland, Impala, Warthog, Bushpig and much more.

Jembisa offers you:
* a wide diversity of game including leopard, hippo, crocodile
* 7 km of the beautiful Palala river winds through the middle of the reserve
* free of malaria
* abundant bird life
* guided walks and game drives (subject to availability as guests of Jembisa Lodge get preference). You can self-drive or walk on the reserve.

The selfcatering units are all equipped with crockery, cutlery, 2 ring stove, microwave, kettle and toaster. All you need to bring is your food and drinks, and possibly ice.

River Cottage
River Cottage, is an isolated cottage set in a beautiful spot and is right next to the Palala river. Perfect for a couple, the cottage sleeps two people (fixed double bed) with mosquito netting.

It has a bathroom with bath and shower, lounge with fireplace and fully kitted kitchen. Towels and firewood are provided.

Podica Chalets
Escape to the wilds. The three Podica chalets are situated together in a quiet spot next to the Palala River are fully equipped, en-suite thatched rondavels.

The chalets have an open plan living area with bed(s), table and kitchenette. Each has a separate bathroom with bath, and an outside shower.

Relax in a hammock, walk, enjoy game viewing or watching the abundant bird life and cool off under your private bush shower.

Each chalet is slightly different:
Podica 1; has a double bed
Podica 2; has a double bed and twin beds, in the same room
Podica 3; has a double bed and fold down sofa bed which sleeps one, or two children, in the same room.

Each chalet has its own individual braai area, and there is use of a swimming pool within 5 minutes walk. Towels and firewood are provided.

Kingfisher Cottage
Kingfisher Cottage sleeps a maximum of 10 people in 3 twin rooms and 2 double rooms. Ideal for small groups or families. Sit on the veranda with wide views across the Palala river to the far hills.

The cottage has a comfortable living area with a fireplace place and dining table. There is also a swimming pool for your enjoyment, a braai and it is fully serviced.
R250.00 per unit, Max: 10

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Wedding facilities
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Curio Shop
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Afrikaans
  • English

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Palala River Cottages Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.6 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

We enjoyed our stay so much, that we will definitely be back. Jane and Stephen were really friendly and helpful, the cottages were well appointed, and we really enjoyed being able to get out and about the reserve in absolute peace and quiet. Highly recommended.
 Reviewed by Kerry Allemann over a year ago

It wasn't what I expected... Next time we will take a bakkie cause we couldn't drive and see the animals.
 Reviewed by Ernesta Nagel over a year ago

Pleasant stay in the bush. Chalet had everything you needed. Nice place to get away from it all. They need to tell visitors without a 4x4 that some roads are off llimits...we however enjoyed the 4x4 experience!
 Reviewed by Lydia Benatar over a year ago

We stayed at Podica and really enjoyed the tranquillity. That was exactly what we were looking forward to. We would have loved to drive around in the reserve but had to limit the driving due to a back operation a few weeks ago. Although there were only two other vehicles and the quests at the other chalets were very considerate, the entrance to the chalets is very close to No 1. I suggest that you divert the road and entrance.
 Reviewed by Neels van Rooyen over a year ago

Other Accommodation near Palala River Cottages:

Accommodation options within 8km from Palala River Cottages include:

Jembisa Lodge

Jembisa Lodge

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Perfect for family safaris or small groups of friends looking to experience true African hospitality and wildlife in a private, luxury safari lodge set within a private game reserve.

From: R3650.00
per person sharing