Jackalberry Lodge

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The exclusive Jackalberry Lodge nestles in the wildlife-rich Thornybush Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province adjacent to the Kruger National Park of South Africa. The majestic Drakensberg Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop for this intimate safari camp, from where magnificent views can be enjoyed.

Jackalberry is named after the beautiful Jackalberry Tree, which occurs widely in the bushveld of the Limpopo Province. It is just one of the fascinating trees and shrubs which allow the bushveld to support such a wide variety of animal and insect life. The bushveld around the Safari Lodge is home to a lot of wildlife. More than sixty species of animals are in the immediate vicinity, including lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, hyena and cheetah.

This Safari Lodge provides guests with spectacular views, reasonable comfort, and tranquillity in the heart of the African bushveld. It is an ideal bush hideaway for families, friends and couples. Guests are served delicious and unforgettable bushveld dinners under the African sky.

Guests staying here are offered comfortable chalets each of which features its en-suite bathroom. These luxurious cottages are fully air-conditioned and provide their private patio from which guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The entire Lodge can also be booked as an exclusive venue which makes it ultimate for incentive getaways, team building, and management meetings

There are seven private chalets each comprising a bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a bath and indoor and outdoor showers. The well-appointed cottages offer the following features: telephone, hair-dryer, tea/coffee station, safe, guest amenities, mini bar, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, and a private patio.

The chalet style rooms at this unique safari lodge near the Kruger National Park offer understated luxury while the relaxing, ethnic ambience blends harmoniously with the surrounding nature.

Activities and Facilities

Guests take pleasure in excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. During the early morning, late afternoon and night safari drives, travellers have the chance to Spot South Africa's Big Five which include the Rhino, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Lion. This particular region of the Kruger National Park is also home to a diverse range of bird species.
Activities and leisure facilities:

  • Big Five wildlife viewing in the Thornybush Game Reserve accompanied by professional trackers and guided in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Early morning & late afternoon safari drives
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Outside boma
  • Curio shop.


This Lodge in South Africa can be used as an incentive getaway, as a venue for corporate meetings and brainstorming sessions as well as team building. Adventurous and unique incentive programs as well as a list of recommended team building facilitators, who are familiar with the lodge and offer a professional service, are available on request.

Access to the Lodge

The five star Lodge is in the Thornybush Game Reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Scheduled daily flights to the Eastgate Airport (HDS)with South African Express Airways in pressurised turbine and jet aircraft's, which take approximately one hour from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport, are available to guests.

The Eastgate Airport, is outside of Hoedspruit, is approximately 25 minutes by road from the Thornybush Game Reserve itself. Road transfers from the Eastgate Airport to the game reserve are available upon request. Furthermore, chartered flights can be arranged directly to the airstrip at the Lodge.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Jackalberry Lodge

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Swimming Pool

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