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Jackalberry Game Lodge is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province.

More than 60 species of wildlife are found on this vast reserve including lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, rhino and elephant as well as several delightful and unusual species of fauna and flora.

Explore the African bush on foot and from the back of an open safari vehicle. Discover the animal world, from the smallest termite to the tall and elegant giraffe, from the cute dwarf mongoose to the moody buffalo.

The majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the understated luxury found at the Big Five Jackalberry Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Facilities at Jackalberry Game Lodge include:
- Morning and afternoon/evening game safaris
- Walking and birding safaris can also be arranged as Jackalberry is a paradise for bird-watchers
- Swimming Pool
- Curio Shop
- Library
- Internet and Satellite TV are also available
- Open-air dining area or around the fire in the boma

Child Policy
Children welcome however, children under the age of six years are not permitted on Game Drives.

Accommodation at Jackalberry Game Lodge:
The accommodation is to be booked on an exclusive use basis.
The luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests creates a restful ethnic ambience in harmony with nature. Attention to detail and true South African hospitality will charm guests and leave them with a true sense of real beauty and warmth. Every sense is indulged in the chalet style rooms with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and patios offering comfort and sheer decadence with African flair.

In room facilities include, Telephone, Hairdryer, Tea/Coffee Station, Safe, Guest Amenities, Mini Bar, Air-Conditioning, Mosquito Nets, Private patio.

Clothing and Accessories:

Jackets for evenings, Camera Binoculars, Comfortable walking shoes, Insect repellant, Sun Screen, hat & batteries.

Health and Climate:

In summer (October to March) temperatures range from 16deg. C to 38deg. C and in winter (May, June & July) from 5deg. C to 26deg. C. Summer days and nights are generally hot and humid outdoors while winter days are mild and very comfortable with evenings and early mornings being cold. Please note that this is a Malaria Area.

Rooms and Units Available:


Each of the seven thatched suites accommodates two guests and comes with a private deck and an outside shower. There is also a family suite, which sleeps four people.

Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Other Language
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Upon confirmation of reservation, TC reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee unless the reservation is cancelled within 24 hour of the original confirmation of the reservation. Applicable cancellation fee equivalent to:60 - 31 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 25% Cancellation fees (Non-refundable deposit to apply)30 - 00 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 100% Cancellation fees, unless the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of the original confirmation of the reservation.


By road:From Johannesburg take the N4 to Witbank, bypass Middelburg and then turn left off the N4 to Belfast. Proceed to Dullstroom & Lydenburg and take the R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom Tunnel follwing the R531/R527 to and through Hoedspruit to the T-junction. Turn right to Klaserie. After 6 km, turn left into Argyle Road and follow Thornybush signboards to Thornybush Game Reserve. By air:Scheduled daily flights to Eastgate Airport on South African Express Airways from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport. Eastgate Airport is located outside of Hoedspruit and is approximately 25 minutes by road from Thornybush Game Reserve. Road transfers from Eastgate Airport to the reserve are available. Please NotePlease note an entrance fee is payable at the gate.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s