- Thornybush Game Reserve
- The bush setting in the Greater Kruger National Park
- Safari decor and air conditioning
- Game drive and bush walk options
- Private patio and outdoor bush showers
- Boma and swimming pool at the safari lodge
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 7 Safari Chalets
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
A Luxurious Thornybush Game Reserve Safari Experience Awaits All At Jackalberry Lodge
Jackalberry Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge in the heart of the Thornybush Game Reserve, offering guests an intimate bush experience with just 16 people at any one time.
Jackalberry offers up only seven Safari Chalets, all featuring magnificent views of the surrounding bush and wildlife. Guests can enjoy outdoor bush showers, a luxurious boma, and a swimming pool for a truly authentic African safari experience.
Jackalberry Lodge offers comprehensive game drive options with knowledgeable guides to escort you throughout the game reserve.
With great value for money, Jackalberry is an ideal destination for couples, honeymooners and families alike. The Lodge offers quintessential South African hospitality with excellent service, delicious meals and a warm atmosphere, all contributing to a fantastic bush experience.
The Thornybush Private Game Reserve in South Africa is a fantastic destination for wildlife lovers and adventurers alike. The Reserve is located adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, giving visitors access to 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness home to various species, including the famous Big Five.
The stunning bushveld of Thornybush is an unforgettable sight, with its breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife.
The "Big 5" Thornybush offers thrilling game drives throughout the day, taking visitors on an incredible journey through the African wilderness, searching for some of Africa's most iconic species. With experienced guides providing commentary and insight into the local ecology and wildlife, a visit to Thornybush will surely be an unforgettable experience.
Thornybush Private Game Reserve offers an exceptional bush experience for those looking to explore Southern Africa's wild side.
Rooms And Suites
Jackalberry Lodge offers guests the choice of seven luxurious thatched bush chalets, all with their own private verandah and en-suite bathroom.
Each safari chalet boasts a king-sized bed, bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower, mini-bar, electronic room safe, hair dryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, telephone and air-conditioning.
For families, the family suite provides two en-suite bedrooms for more space and comfort. This room also includes all of the amenities of the traditional chalets plus luxurious touches like a private verandah with stunning views over the bush-clad hills.
Cuisine And Wine
At Jackalberry Lodge, guests can enjoy a variety of culinary delights amidst the stunning backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Visitors to Jackalberry can savour sundowners and snacks at the Lodge's "boma" or outdoor dining area, where they can experience a full range of African cuisine.
From traditional South African dishes such as Bobotie, Chakalaka, and Grilled Boerewors to international favourites, including various pizzas and pasta (perfect for children).
The Lodge also offers a fine selection of wines from South Africa's top vineyards, which can be enjoyed alongside your meal. Whether you are looking for a light Sauvignon Blanc or a robust Cabernet Sauvignon, Jackalberry Lodge has something to suit your palate.
Jackalberry Lodge provides all the facilities and amenities for a comfortable stay. Guests can find a library, curio shop, lounge and indoor dining area in the main Lodge. The central guest areas are designed in an African bushveld theme, with thatched roofs and tasteful decoration.
There is also a satellite TV and Wi-Fi on offer.
The property's outdoor area offers a large swimming pool with sun loungers, perfect for relaxing in the summer heat.
The Lodge also has an expansive garden area where one can take strolls surrounded by excellent birdlife sightings.
Jackalberry Lodge is a premier safari destination offering guests an unforgettable experience.
Each day, experienced guides and trackers lead early morning and late afternoon game drives, allowing visitors to discover the area's unique natural beauty.
Guests can also opt for game walks after breakfast or brunch with Shangaan trackers, who will share their knowledge about local wildlife, birdlife, trees, plants, insects and history. On these walks, visitors are encouraged to explore their surroundings at their own pace and fitness level.
At Jackalberry Lodge, families can take advantage of a range of amenities and activities designed to make their stay enjoyable and comfortable.
The two-bedroom family suite, which features two master bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and private balcony, Jackalberry has everything needed to make the stay memorable for the entire family.
In addition, families can also enjoy nature walks around the grounds of Jackalberry and take in the stunning landscape views while bird watching.
All meals are served at the Lodge's main restaurant, where kids have a special menu.
Spa And Wellness
Just a few minutes down the road from Jackalberry is the luxurious spa and wellness experience at Thornybush Game Lodge, with its full range of rejuvenating treatments. From relaxing hot stone massages to revitalising body scrubs, guests can enjoy an indulgent spa retreat that will leave all feeling fully relaxed and refreshed.
Each treatment begins with a soothing foot soak to help guests relax. Once guests have settled in, the personal therapist will tailor a massage or treatment specific to their needs.
The spa boasts a comprehensive range of facial and body treatments, including facials, scrubs, wraps and body polishes designed to nourish the skin deeply.
The spa experience isn't just about physical rejuvenation but emotional well-being too.
Jackalberry Lodge is ideal for those looking to experience the unique African bushveld and wildlife.
With seven luxurious safari chalets, stunning views of the surrounding nature, outdoor bush showers, a boma and swimming pool, plus delicious cuisine served daily with South Africa's finest wines - Jackalberry provides a truly unforgettable stay.
Whether travelling as part of a family or on your honeymoon, this luxury lodge offers something special for everyone in search of an authentic African Safari Experience.
Rates from R8 000.00 per person
- Jackalberry Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals, teas, coffees and snacks
- Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles and bushveld walks
- Bar / mini-bar
- Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
- Spa Facility
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy