Jackalberry Lodge

The Lodge:

Indulge every sense at this Big Five Reserve…

The majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the under-stated luxury found at the Big Five Jackalberry Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

More than 60 species of wildlife are found on this vast reserve including lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, rhino and elephant as well as several delightful and unusual species of fauna and flora.

The luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests creates a restful ethnic ambience in harmony with nature. Attention to detail and true South African hospitality will charm guests and leave them with a true sense of real beauty and warmth.

Every sense is indulged in the chalet style rooms with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and patios offering comfort and sheer decadence with an African flair.


7 Chalets each comprising a bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a bath and indoor and outdoor showers.

In room Facilities

Telephone, Hair-Drier, Tea/Coffee Station, Safe, Guest Amenities, Mini Bar, Air-Conditioning, Mosquito Nets, Private patio.

Facilities & Activities

– Big Five Game Viewing
– Swimming Pool
– Library
– Outside Boma
– Curio shop

Dining Options

Restaurant or boma.

Tourist information

Weather information

In summer (October to March) temperatures range from 16deg. C to 38deg. C and in winter (May, June & July) from 5deg. C to 26deg. C.  Summer days and nights are generally hot and humid outdoors while winter days are mild and very comfortable with evenings and early mornings being cold.  The Lowveld has summer rainfall.  Please note that this is a MALARIA area.

What to take

Jackets for evenings, Camera Binoculars, Comfortable walking shoes, Insect repellant, Sun Screen, hat & batteries.


Please note that this is a Malaria Low Risk area. Both personal protection methods and anti-malarial medication are recommended.  Personal protection measures include the use of an appropriate insect repellent containing Di-ethyl Toluamide (DEET). The wearing of clothing to conceal as much of the body as practical, sleeping under mosquito nets, and the spraying of spleeping quarters with a suitable Pyrethroid containing insecticide.

Child policy

Children welcome however, children under the age of six years are not permitted on Game Drives.


•All meals, teas, coffees and snacks
•Dawn and dusk safaris in an open land rover and bush walks
•Sundowner local drinks
•Road transfer from Pretoria/ Johannesburg (package) 
•Panorama Route Tour

The above rates exclude:

•Curios, telephone and Laundry expenses
•Reserve entrance fees 

Road Transfer Rates only: Click on the rate to book
Road transfer From Johannesburg/Pretoria 1 – 3 Pax 4 – 7 Pax 8 – 13 pax
One way transfer, per vehicle (including entrance fees) R3 100pv R3 400pv R3 900pv
One way transfer, per vehicle (including entrance fees and Panorama Route) R4 300pv R4 600pv R5 500pv



Validity: 01 Nov 08 – 31 Oct 09
Package Price PP Sharing Single Person Children (2 – 12yrs)  
Self drive: per night  R2 600pp  R4 060   Book Now
1 Night Package  R7 750pp     Book Now
2 Nights Package  R12 150pp     Book Now
3 Nights Package  R17 050pp     Book Now

Low Season Rates on request (May – August)

Book a package for group of 4 or more and get a discount on transport fare