• 7 Luxury Spacious Suites
  • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Understated luxury under thatch encourages sensory indulgence which will put you back in touch with nature, ensuring a refreshing and uplifting stay.

En suite bathrooms wrap you in luxury, with double basins, a shower and corner tub overlooking an environment teeming with game. An extra outdoor shower provides a novel way to freshen up, to the lyrical strains of the bushveld choir.

The views from each Suite are superb and your private patio is the perfect place from which to submerge yourself in nature’s harmony. You will have ample time to imbibe the sights, sounds and smells of the bush on twice daily game walks and drives, and while dining in the boma.

Cuisine at Jackalberry is simply delicious, featuring local treats such as butternut soup, chakalaka, kudu burgers, boerewors and barbecued beef. Every evening, one of the rangers will enhance your dinner conversation with tales of their adventures in the South African bush, punctuated by the distant sounds of roaring lions and giggling hyenas.

All the rooms are elegantly furnished with king-size beds and downy soft linen. The Family Suite has an extra bedroom with twin beds, while the Honeymoon Suite has a private lounge.


  • Spot South Africa's Big Five on game drives;
  • Family friendly safari accommodation;
  • Enjoy a delicious bushveld dinner;
  • Sleep well in the elegant chalets;
  • Expert rangers and trackers;
  • Superb location in the world-renowned Thornybush Game Reserve.



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • TV Room
  • View deck
  • Pool
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking


Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard/Family Suite
Jackalberry Lodge

Available: 7 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults/2 adults & 2 children

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets
  • More

    FROM R6550

    TO R9825

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Thornybush Jackalberry Lodge has arranged dawn and dusk safaris for the guests. The lodge’s open Land Rover will be available to take the guests on their safari adventure. The lodge’s experienced and trained ranger will accompany the guests on their safari.

    Other thrilling activities arranged by the lodge includes guided bushveld walks, hot air balloon rides and game drives. The lodge will also provide the guests with a sumptuous breakfast that guests can have after they arrive from their morning adventures.

    More than sixty species of wildlife, including lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, hyena and cheetah are in the immediate vicinity. Game drives or walking safaris are with highly trained rangers and trackers. The Jackalberry Lodge is also a paradise for bird-watchers, with more than 280 recorded species in the reserve.

    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Game Walks
    • Bird Watching
    • Boma Dinners
    • Swimming


    What's Included
    • Accommodation for 4 nights
    • All meals
    • Tea, coffee and snacks
    • Dawn and dusk safaris
    • Optional bush walks
    07 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 R17194 Per person sharing

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2019Standard/Family SuitePer person per night sharing From R6550
    Per person per night single From R9825

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2019Standard/Family SuitePer person per night sharing From R6550
    Per person per night single From R9825


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Two game drives daily
    • Teas and coffees
    • 15% VAT
    • Bushweld walks


    Based on 285 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “Fantastic stay!!”

    We were a group of 12 people so pretty much had the lodge to ourselves. The staff under the management of Atasha was top notch. We enjoyed excellent food and saw all the big five and more. Our ranger Willie and tracker John showed us some amazing sights. Our first drive was Exciting as we saw a mother Cheetah with her cubs and a ferocious fight between a lion and lionesses. We were at a site where the Lionesses and cubs were feasting on their freshly killed Giraffe. Once our ranger heard that the Lion was on the way, we waited and experienced the roars and the ferocious fight between the Lion and Lioness trying to protect her cubs.
    Every drive after this was momentous as our experienced ranger and tracker team showed us sights good enough for National Geographic. We saw a pack of wild dogs with their kill and vultures trying to get it from them. A giraffe who had just delivered a baby.
    Our thanks to Willie and John and the entire staff of Jackalberry for an unforgettable experience.

    ~ Review1950 ~ Cleveland, Ohio
    Kruger National Park

    “A return trip, just as great as we remembered!”

    This was the site of our first African safari trip and it has always stood out in our minds so we decided to stay here on our most recent trip. It was just as nice as we remembered! We only had 2 nights here but they were worth the stop. Saw the big five and a stunning leopard in a tree. The guides and trackers were excellent, love the accomodations and the setting for meals is lovely. the food was excellent and the dinner around the fire was memorable. We would recommend this to anyone who wanted to try a safari. 2 game experiences each day make for an exciting visit.

    ~ tusenkatts ~ Newport
    Kruger National Park

    “Africa at its best”

    Picture a place with terrific guides, world-class wildlife, friendly staff, great food, and truly outstanding rooms – Jackalberry Lodge is it. It is extremely rare to find all of this in one place, but here it is. I would recommend it without hesitation. Memories of our time here will stay with us forever. My only suggestion would be to provide more opportunities for exercise – the lodge grounds are small, affording little space to walk, and for obvious reasons, one does not get any exercise on the game drives. Still, we absolutely loved our time at Jackalberry.

    ~ Publiclandvisitor ~ Washington State
    Kruger National Park


    We couldn’t have asked to stay in a more perfect place. The lodge is very nice and has excellent customer service. There is a watering hole nearby where the animals come to drink. If possible, stay in room 6 or 7. The deck is on the “wild-side” of the BOMA and buffalo, warthogs, zebras and even a rhino will stop by to say hello. The room is clean and large. The service was excellent. The game drives were beyond and the Rangers/Trackers were very knowledgeable!

    ~ lag2796 ~ New York City, New York

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