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Jembisa, Waterberg

Jembisa game lodge is only ever booked out to one group at a time, which means that you have complete and uninterrupted access to a rather special place. Set in the heart of the Limpopo province, north of Johannesburg, the Palala River Reserve is a haven for rhino, leopard, hippos and crocodiles, as well as a diversity of fascinating birds and smaller game like aardvark, civet and porcupine.

It’s a haven for people too. The Jembisa Lodge is a harmonious combination of stone and thatch, with a pool and luxurious bedrooms, elegant dining room and a high-rise observation deck set in the tree tops.

Jembisa, at a glance

  • Bush home set on a private game reserve
  • Superb ‘Waterberg’ location in Limpopo province
  • Lodge has five luxurious double bedrooms with en suites
  • Children’s bunk room
  • Plus three self-catering cottages
  • Elegant, stone-floored dining room with fireplace
  • Welcoming, fully trained staff

For leisure and pleasure

  • Day and night game drives in open Land Rovers with experienced rangers
  • Bush walking with rhinos
  • Adventure nights camping out in the bush
  • Archaeological and Bushman painting expeditions
  • Floodlit tennis
  • Natural salt water swimming pool
  • Library and reading room
  • Massage
  • Ayesha was patient and informative. Her skills became even more apparent on the holiday - such as the order of the hotels, which were each perfect for that moment.

    S and RD, Bhutan