Jackalberry Lodge is an intimate lodge located in the pristine Thornybush Game Reserve which neighbors with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and provides sanctuary to an abundance of wildlife. With its pristine location, attention to detail and personalized service, the luxurious and exclusive Jackalberry Lodge offers each of its guests an extraordinary Big Five safari experience.
Jackalberry Lodge boasts eight Luxury Suites that are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and allow for a tranquil experience. Each comfortable chalet styled room boasts a double bed or twin beds draped in mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, in-room safe, and private patios that overlook the bushveld.
The lodge facilities include an open-air dining area, outdoor boma, swimming pool, curio shop, library, satellite television, and internet access.
Jackalberry Lodge offers unique and exciting safari experiences in both open land cruisers and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly thick lush bush and with a nearly perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris conducted in open 4x4 vehicles and led by professional guides and Shangaan trackers. For the more adventurous traveler, bush walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region and to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail. Birding safaris can also be arranged as Jackalberry is a paradise for bird-watchers.
Activities offered nearby include boat cruises, helicopter flights, cultural tours, hot-air ballooning, treetop canopy tours and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Jackalberry Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking for an incredible safari experience.
From $ 892
Minimum 3-night stay
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Sep 2020 — 30 Sep 2020||$ 892||$ 1,339|
|01 Nov 2020 — 18 Dec 2020||$ 973||$ 1,459|
|06 Jan 2021 — 31 Mar 2021||$ 973||$ 1,459|
|06 Apr 2021 — 31 Jul 2021||$ 973||$ 1,459|
|01 Sep 2021 — 30 Sep 2021||$ 973||$ 1,459|
|01 Nov 2021 — 18 Dec 2021||$ 973||$ 1,459|
From $ 1,339
Minimum 4-night stay
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Sep 2020 — 30 Sep 2020||$ 1,339||$ 2,008|
|01 Nov 2020 — 18 Dec 2020||$ 1,459||$ 2,189|
|06 Jan 2021 — 31 Mar 2021||$ 1,459||$ 2,189|
|06 Apr 2021 — 31 Jul 2021||$ 1,459||$ 2,189|
|01 Sep 2021 — 30 Sep 2021||$ 1,459||$ 2,189|
|01 Nov 2021 — 18 Dec 2021||$ 1,459||$ 2,189|
From $ 486
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2021||$ 486||$ 729|
"My girlfriend and another couple and I spent 4 days at the lodge. Two game drives were provided per day by pros who know these animals and the environment they inhabit. Food was very good, the room was top notch, service second to none. WiFi was slow but survivable :) The value of this experience has no real level. You see and feel things and life as never before. From a fresh warthog's demise by a leopard to a sunset snack overlooking a watering hole filled with hippo, you just live in awe of life. I'd like to thank Willie, John & Atasja for their great care. The Butler (who's name escapes me because I'm an idiot) and Martha (the cook) were wonderful."
"This lodge and the people are excellent. They want your stay to be perfect. The main lodge gathering point for meals, and socializing is lovely. It is open so you can see the animals and there are plenty to see. They come very close. The meals are delicious and more than you can eat. Twice a day you go out to view the animals, we saw the big 5 and more. Ocean was our ranger and Lucas our tracker they find the animals and they are great!!! You stay in individual chalets. Very private. Great bathrooms with large tub an indoor and outdoor shower, all the luxuries you could want. Our bed was an over sized king bed. Atasha was wonderful. She is a manager at the lodge. If you want to go on a safari and see ALL the animals up close with all the luxuries this is the place. We will return! This lodge is outside Kruger park. Kruger doesn't allow going of road to see the animal in this reserve you can so you get better viewing, without intruding on them. It is all about the animals their safety and yours."
"Firstly we were greeted by the warm, friendly staff of Jackalberry who explained all we needed to know before showing us to our amazing room! Rooms are incredibly clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The meals provided as delicious and filling, you will not be disappointed. The rangers and trackers on game drives are knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions about the game in the park. Their passion for conservation is inspiring. Visiting Jackalberry was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had and this is largely due to the exceptional staff at the Lodge. I loved every second and hope to return again soon!"
"The Jackalberry Lodge is cozy with only handful of bungalows, which made it paradise. The staff was great, making us feel at home and super helpful. They truly worked and played as a team. Food was great with courses in the evening, cook to order breakfast, and my favorite was lunch in the bush. The drives were amazing. The tracker and guide were knowledgeable on animals, plants, and even stars. We saw all big 5 within 3 drives. We also saw the usual giraffe, zebra, hippos, and some other critters like a baby Python and dung beetle. I also loved the walking tours. Amazing and will be back!"
"The service, attention, food, room, game drives are exceptional at Jackalberry. There is not one detail that is missed. If you want a more intimate setting, this is the place to stay! Wonderful!!! The animal viewing is incredible. You see everything (except for cheetahs that have not been spotted for months)."
"we had a wonderful week at the lodge. Very peaceful, nice pace, road in pretty good shape. Many different areas to see various animals. Saw the big 5 the first day. Lots and lots of very interesting sightings. Willi , Lucas did a wonderful job making some rare finds. The staff at the lodge were amazingly helpful. Special Thanx to Atasja and Dwayne."
"The first time we visited Jackalberry was 15 years ago, second time was 13 years ago, and this year we wanted to show this wonderful place to our children and spend our Christmas Holidays here. Of course we were a little afraid to be disappointed after so many years - but this place is beyond anything we could expect or hope for - it is even better now than the last times we were here. We had the most amazing Holiday ever. Our hosts, Karlien and Tom, and their staff are extremely friendly, warm and kind - the rooms are beautiful and cosy and the food is superb. We had the most wonderful Christmas days here. Our ranger, Ocean, and tracker, Themba, gave us stunning game drives and - of course :) - The Big Five, and they taught us so much about animals, tracking and fauna. We will recommend this place to everybody, and we will definitely go back some day."
"Having just returned from Jackalberry, I cannot praise this lodge enough. The whole experience is amazing, from the most hospitable and efficient staff, wonderful room, fantastic food and awesome game drives. In particular, Tom, our ranger and his tracker Solly, wow. Karlien the lodge manager is wonderful, she is so friendly and accommodating. We will be going back."
"We loved everything about this place! The lodge was first class, relaxed, and the private bungalows facing the watering hole were outstanding. The staff was beyond reproach. We felt completely pampered. We loved our guide and tracker (Willie and Themba). We saw the Big Five and every other kind of animal in the bush. Truly a life altering experience."
"My BFF Judy and I recently visited Jackalberry Lodge and love it! The cottage was perfect - the food outstanding and the staff and guides were, in one word, extraordinary! What a wonderful time we had. Special shout outs to front house Crystal and Atasha and our guides / trackers Ocean and Themba."
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